Vendakkai Pachadi

This is dish that you will find in almost all the marriages in Tirunelveli. Its a famous dish and tastes yummy with Drumstick or Raddish sambhar..


1/2 kg - Lady Finger
3 tsps - Red chilli powder
3 tsps - Coriander powder
Tamarind paste to taste
1 tsp - jeera
2 - piece of coconut
Oil for seasoning
Onions and Tomato for seasoning
Mustard and curry leaves
Salt to taste


Cut the Ladys Finger into small pieces, and set aside. Cut onions and tomato in lengthwise . Steam the ladys finger , Tomato , Tamarind Paste , Red Chilli Powder , Coriander Powder and the turmeric powder in the cooker for 15 minutes.

In a sauce pan, heat some oil . Add mustard seeds , as they begin to sputter , add the curry leaves and chopped onions . Add the boiled ladys finger to it, and let it boil. In a blender mix, Coconut and jeera to make a paste. Add this paste to the boiling ladys finger and let it boil to consistency. Add salt to taste.

Serve hot , garnished with curry leaves,along with sambhar or curd rice.

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