A typical Kongunadu Style Vendaikkai Varuval which goes good with white rice and curd rices. This can also be eaten with chapathi or roti. The speicality is using home made sambar powder from our houses, they have a unique taste.
|Okra / Ladies Finger/ Vendaikkai||20 nos.|
|Mustard Seeds||1/2 tsp|
|Urad dhal||1 tsp|
|Curry Leaves||1 strand|
|Onion||1 ( Medium )|
|Home Made Sambar Powder||3 tsp|
Chop the onion. Cut the ladies finger in to small pieces. Add oil-2tsp to the pan, fry the ladies finger with salt. It becomes slimy when cooked. Keep frying till they are cooked. Sliminess sticks to the bottom of the pan and burns the bottom but thats ok. Keep stirring often to avoid over burnt. It takes about 15 min to get cooked. Once it’s done keep it aside.
In a pan, add oil, mustard, urad dhal and when mustard crackles add onion, curry leaves and fry till onion is translucent. Add Sambar powder and little salt ( as we added some while cooking okra ) and fry for a minute. Add cooked okra and stir well.
(*)Recipe from my Mom’s Kitchen.