Vendakkai Poriyal – Okra Fry (Version 2)

Vendakkai Poriyal – Okra Fry (Version 2)

Okra also known as lady’s finger is popular in Indian cuisine. It is chopped and stir fried along with spices and used in gravy based dishes, in morkuzhambu or khadi and in sambar, etc. Today I have made a stir fry along with peanuts and spices. I tasted this in one of our friend’s party and I loved it. I tried it recently and it came out really good. Those who don’t like okra will definitely fall in love with this. Try this and let me know. Here you go…

Preparation time: 30 minutes

No. of servings: 3

Spice level: 3.5 out of 5

Ingredients:

  • Okra – 300 grams
  • Peanuts – 1/4 cup
  • Curry powder or sambar powder – 1 tbsp
  • Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal or split white lentils – 1 tsp
  • Channa dal or split bengal gram – 1 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Wash and cut okra into 3/4 th inch pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a wide pan and add mustard seeds.
  3. Once they splutter, add peanuts and let it fry for a minute and then add urad dal followed by channa dal.
  4. When the lentils become golden brown, add okra and salt.
  5. Mix well, cover and cook for 6 minutes at medium heat or less than that.
  6. Open the lid, give it a stir and add curry powder or sambar powder, chili powder and cumin powder.
  7. Mix well, sprinkle some water, cover and cook for 6 minutes.
  8. Remove the lid, give it a stir. Repeat the same process till okra is completely cooked and crisp.
  9. Don’t let it over cook and get mashed.
  10. Remove from heat and serve hot.

:) Serve along with white rice and rasam/sambar/yougurt.

20 Responses to Vendakkai Poriyal – Okra Fry (Version 2)

  1. nisha March 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    omg tht looks awesome..adding peanuts is a good idea

  2. Shobha March 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    Perfect side dish with dal chawal or curd rice.

  3. Suman Singh March 15, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    Okra/bhindi is one of my favorite veggie..infact I just had this for my dinner tonight..your recipe sounds different to me..love those peanuts in it..looks tasty!

  4. Sharmilee! :) March 15, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    Okra with peanuts….sounds and looks so good

  5. Reva March 15, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

    the okra fry looks awesome… very nice presentation..
    Reva

  6. Raji March 16, 2011 at 2:15 am #

    Adding of peanuts must have given lots of flavour to the dish..loved it.

  7. Priya March 16, 2011 at 4:34 am #

    Adding peanuts looks fabulous..love this combo..

  8. Sridevi March 16, 2011 at 9:16 am #

    Okra is very well roasted and looks great. The peanuts will give an add on taste to this dish.

  9. jeyashrisuresh March 16, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    okra with peanuts an awesome combo.looks yummy

  10. Vimitha March 16, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    That looks yummy… Adding peanuts is new to me… But will definitely try…

  11. Angie's Recipes March 16, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    The okra stir-fry looks fabulous! Peanut is a nice touch.

  12. Kothiyavunu March 16, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    Liked ur version..okra is my fav..so variations are welcome :)

  13. Sushma Mallya March 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    Wow loved the very look of it.. lovely recipe as well, I just adore peanuts..YUM!

  14. Reenic March 16, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    Your okra looks wonderful! I like the peanuts in it too!

  15. Sarah March 17, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    Yummy yumm..perfect with rice..

  16. Nandini March 18, 2011 at 7:29 am #

    It looks very delicious! Best with rice and chapathi! Yummy!

  17. Rosa March 19, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    That looks so good! I loove the fact that this dish contains peanuts.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  18. Mimi March 19, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    You have managed to make okra looks tasty!
    Mimi

  19. suhaina March 22, 2011 at 3:57 am #

    Thats a wonderful dish…I love okra very much..This is so inviting..

  20. rashy March 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    aweesomeee!!!!

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