Sep 9, 2011

Vendaikai Kichadi(Fried Ladysfinger in a Coconut Yoghurt Sauce)

Finally Onam has arrived and I wish everyone a very very happy onam...

Hope you all are bust planning your weekend...I too have a few plans for this...

This is a simple sidedish that can be made really quickly...Usually they deep fry ladysfinger for this dish but I just sautéd them in some oil till crispy and used it..

And BTW I posted another recipe today so check it too...

Hope you will give this a try and let me know what you think...


Ladysfinger-20 chopped into thin rounds
Curd- ½ cup
Coconut- ½ cup
Curry leaves-1 spring
Green chilli-2 chopped
Mustard seeds / Kaduku-1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli-2
Salt to taste
Coconut oil-3 tblspn


Heat 2 tblspn of oil and add the ladysfinger and green chilli and fry till it gets crispy and golden..It will take around 10 mins..

Grind coconut into smooth paste..

Take this in a mixing bowl and add curd to this..Season with some salt and mix well.

Add the fried ladysfinger in this and mix well..

Make tempering by heating oil and crackle some mustard,dry red chilli,curry leaves...

Pour this over the mixture and mix well..

Serve this with rice and any curry

take all your ingrediants

Just for fun

Chop up your ladysfinger and green chilli

saute this in oil..

Saute again...

till crispy...
Take coconut in a blender

make in to a fine puree

pour this in a bowl...

Add in curd

Season with salt..

Add in the fried ladysfinger

mix well

Now make your tadka

pour this over the ladysfinger

mix well

I know this looks good


Pretend Chef said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds very interesting and something I'd like to try.

julie said... Best Blogger Tips

I too have a similar pachadi in my post today .. Yummy vendakka khichadi ..
Happy Onam !!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks good and I bet it tastes good. Diane

Anna said... Best Blogger Tips

A los lady finger nosotros los llamamos okras, no sé si serán lo mismo, pero por las fotos me parece que sí. muy buena receta, tomo nota. besos

Nava Krishnan said... Best Blogger Tips

what a delicious recipe and so easy to be followed through with the step to step you have shared.

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

Thi is very new to me...learning more authentic recipes from you...this looks so yum n can't wait to try this out :) super o super !!

Biny Anoop said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Aarthi...i will surely make it on sunday wen we plan to celebrate onam

Rinku Naveen said... Best Blogger Tips

Just loved it. Waiting to try it soon..

Dzoli said... Best Blogger Tips

Wondering if Lady finger is something like okra?Looks a lot like it.Combination of yoghurt and coconut looks fantastic:)

Rosita Vargas said... Best Blogger Tips

Excelente salsa me ha encantado,lindo procedimiento y el pocillo muy precioso,abrazos.

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Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious looking okra curry

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Bhindis in Yohgurt sauce looks simply delicious and inviting. Excellent preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

simple and delicious pachadi.nicely explained and looks yummy

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Pretend Chef yes it is ...

@Julie I checked your post..It looks wonderful

@Anna Yes the other name of ladysfinger is okra

@Nava Krishnan Thanks dear

@sangee vijay I am really happy about that dear..

@Rinku Naveen,Rosita Vargas, são33 thank you for your comments

@Dzoli Yes Okra and ladys finger both are same...

@jeyashrisuresh,Hamaree Rasoi,Torviewtoronto Thanks for your comment

@Biny Anoop Yes you should definetly try this...This is one good dish

Laxmi said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this.. clearly explained.. nice clicks..

Miss Migas said... Best Blogger Tips

What a tasty dish! I like it!!

retete- ina said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks good but to spice for me

Teresa Blackburn said... Best Blogger Tips

I adore Okra (Lady fingers). We eat it slightly battered and fried, in gumbo, baked....but I really like your recipe for this great veggie.

Arshiya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wat is another alternative of coconut milk?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Arshiyayou dont need coconut milk, just add coconut

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snehal acharekar said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi I am a great fan of yours