Vendaikkai More Kuzhambu / Okra Buttermilk Stew

Recipe Categories: Kuzhambu

Tangy and Yummy recipe that goes well as a main and side dish.

Vendaikkai More Kuzhambu / Okra Buttermilk Stew

Ingredients:

  • Curd – 1 cup (Preferably little sour curd)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Okra/ladies finger – 10 numbers. (Wash, remove the ends and cut it into pieces)

To Grind:

  • Channa dal – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Green chilies – 2 nos or to taste

For Seasoning:

  • Coconut oil / any cooking oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Urad dal – ¼ tsp
  • Asafoetida – 2 pinches
Serves – 3 persons

Preparation Time – 20 min (excluding Soak time)

Preparation:

  • Soak Channa dal with enough water for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Grind it with coriander seeds, cumin seeds, ginger and coconut. Grind it into smooth paste.
  • Whisk the Curd with 2 cups water and add the ground paste, Curry leaves and Salt, mix it well.
  • Take a heavy bottom pan and heat the oil. Add the Mustard seeds, Urad dal. When it gets golden color, add Asafoetida and Curry leaves and mix it well. Add the chopped Ladiesfinger/Okra and salt and sauté until it becomes tender/fry. Pour the curd mixture and let it boil for 10 minutes in the medium flame. Stir often. Switch off the flame.
  • Garnish it with Coriander leaves.
  • Serve it hot with Rice and Papad. Any Spicy dry curry like Parupu Usili, Potato curry would be the prefect combo.
  • Try my other Poosanikkai More Kuzhambu as well.

Note:

  • You can add a pinch of Turmeric powder in the curd mixture for color.

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