Vendakka Puli


Vendakka Puli

A traditional Palakkad curry made with lady`s finger
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people


For seasoning:-


  • Cut the lady`s finger into 1 inch pieces.
  • Soak tamarind in hot water. Squeeze out the extract & keep aside.
  • Grind coconut, coriander powder and red chillies to a fine paste.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in the pan.
  • Add the cut pieces into the hot oil and fry for 5 mins or until the stickiness disappears.
  • Pour the tamarind extract and 1 glass water and turmeric powder in the pan and let it cook until the vegetable is cooked.
  • Add the ground extract and let it boil for 5 mins.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Heat oil in another small frying pan.
  • Fry the onion pieces till golden brown and saute curry leaves.
  • Pour this seasoned mixture into the lady`s finger curry.
  • :- Adjust the curry consistency to your needs by adding or reducing water. Select a pan or vessel which is non stick so that the lady`s finger is not burnt while frying.
  • :- Optional: Add 1/2 tomato while grinding coconut.
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Response (4)
  1. N
    Nikky May 19, 2008 is a different type of curry,though i would recomend only half of the tamarind menioned in the recipe.

  2. a
    anu pramod April 18, 2008

    it was very very tasty………………………

  3. S
    ShabnaAshwin December 1, 2009

    Thanks for giving such an excellent recipe,expecting more delicious recipes from you.

  4. h
    hitesh January 2, 2007

    great receipe

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