Vendakka Thakkali Curry / Okra Tomato Curry


15 vendakka / okra/ ladies finger
1 cup grated coconut
3 garlic cloves, chopped
5 shallots, sliced
1 1/4 tbsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tbsp coriander powder
2 medium onions, finely chopped
2 big tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp fenugreek powder
1 sprig curry leaves
salt to taste
3 tbsp oil


  1. Wash and cut okra into pieces and keep it aside.
  2. Heat a pan and add grated coconut, chopped garlic and shallots and roast until brown.
  3. Then add coriander powder and kashmiri chilli powder and mix well.
  4. Remove it from flame and grind this roasted coconut to a smooth paste adding little water and keep it aside.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves. Add chopped okra and saute for 4-5 minutes on medium flame.
  6. Add chopped onions to this and saute well till transparent.
  7. Then add ground coconut paste, thinly sliced tomatoes, 1 1/2 cup water and salt and cook well till tomatoes turns soft and cooked.
  8. When the gravy thickens, add fenugreek powder and mix well.
  9. Remove it from flame and serve hot with rice….


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *