Okra / Vendakka Ozhichu Curry


10 okra / vendakka, cut into pieces
1 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3 green chillies
small lemon sized tamarind
1 1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
1 tsp mustard seeds
3 shallots, sliced
2 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
2 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Soak small lemon sized tamarind in 1 cup of water, extract its juice and keep it aside.
  2. Grind grated coconut, cumin seeds and 2 green chillies together to a paste adding little water and keep it aside.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a pan and add okra pieces and 1 green chilli and saute for 5 minutes.
  4. Add tamarind water, kashmiri chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well.
  5. Add 1 cup of water and allow to boil well and then cook till okra is done.
  6. Add coconut paste and salt and boil well at low flame for 5 minutes.
  7. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add shallots, dry red chillies and curry leaves and fry.
  8. Pour this seasoning to the curry and mix well. Serve as a side dish with rice…

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