Vendakka Thakkali Ularthu / Okra – Tomato Stir Fry


250 gm okra, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 onion, chopped
3 green chillies, chopped
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 big tomato, chopped into small pieces(remove its seeds)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
salt to taste
oil as required


  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the okra pieces and keep it aside.
  2. In the same pan, heat 1 tbsp oil used for frying okra ( remove excess oil) and splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  3. Add sliced onion and green chillies and saute well.
  4. Add turmeric powder and chilli powder and saute well till the raw smell disappears.
  5. Add the chopped tomato and saute well till it turns soft. Add salt to this and mix well. 
  6. Then add the fried okra and stir well till the masala is well coated with okra.
  7. Remove from the flame and serve hot with rice….

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