Jul 11, 2012

Ladies Finger Poriyal Recipe / Vendakkai Poriyal Recipe - GREAT TIPS TO GET RID OF THE SLIMINESS

I love lady finger, but some people avoid due to its slimy nature. I was in the same category untill I heard this from my Big Aunt. She told me to add curd in lady finger..It may sound weird to you, but believe me it really really works. I was totally surprised at my first try..The sliminess is GONE and now I can happily eat lady fingers(talking about the veggie, not yours,LOL)..

We make this poriyal atleast once in a week either with sambar or any spicy gravy. The vegetable themselves have lots of nutrients in it, which seriously helps to improve your memory power. So it is great for kids. Some mothers even give their kids raw lady finger, I have no idea how they will eat it, but they do have it raw(I have seen that in real). If your kids are such a raw vegetable eater, you can give them happily orelse please  give them like this, they will definitely love it..

I hope you will love this and feed your kids something healthy…HAPPY EATING..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 2


Lady Finger / Vendaikai - 15 cut into thin rounds
Chilli powder / Milagai podi - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Curd / Thick Yogurt - 2 tblspn
Oil - 3 tblspn
Salt to taste


Heat oil in a kadai. Add in mustard seeds and allow them to pop.

Now add in the lady finger and saute them in the oil for 2 mins.

Add in curd and mix well. Fry this on high heat till the curd evaporates and the lady finger gets nicely browned. Adding curd makes the sliminess out of the lady finger and makes it crispier.

Now add in salt and chilli powder and mix well.

You can cook this as per your liking. If you want it to be crispier, cook it for longer.

Switch off the heat and serve with rice and any gravy.

Take all your ingrediants
Heat oil
add mustard seeds and allow them to pop
Add in the prepared lady finger
and saute them in oil
Now add in curd
and mix well
Cook on high heat till the curd evaporates and the 
veggie get nicely browned
Now add in salt and chilli powder
Saute till you get the right consistency


  1. Wow, yummy fry! Looks similar to my way of Palya..nice recipe dear.


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  2. Great tip Aarthi, and you know we had just finished having lunch - sorakkai paruppu, rice, vadavams and ... vendakkai poriyal! Coincidence right? And I was making my daughter eat the vendakkai poriyal saying its good for brains and I showed her this post to reinforce my opinion. Ha Ha. I will try the curds next time.

  3. This is my favorite veggie.. I make it once a week, yet never got a chance to post the recipe... Yours look so perfectly done!

  4. oh its good idea... but i hate curd... i used to cut this veg. and spread it in baking tray and keep it in oven for 6-7 minutes, to remove sliminess.. then usual tempering.. its really tasteful... try this next time...

  5. i loved the green texture :) i prepare it in a same way :) ladies finger is one of my favourite

  6. i love the taste of okra with curd.. looks delicious..


  7. Yes arthi..curd works gud with okra..i makes this as usual u wrote...i heard can add milk..bt never tried.....

  8. Lovely tip,my mom used to add lemon juice too..

  9. Hi Aarthi,
    I usually dry roast the ladies fingers in a kadai for a few minutes, and then in a different vessel splutter the mustard seeds and oil and add the roasted ladies finger to that, this takes away the stickiness. But I will definetely try it with curd - my kids love curd.

  10. Can I fry onion and tomatoes and then add ladies finger and curd as per ur procedure. Tried ur method . Turned out very tasty

  11. There is another way 2 take away the slime...I used 2 fry the okra on a hot pan without adding oil....keep on frying till the glue fades away....

  12. hi can I use Greek yogurt instead? Will the taste be different? Thanks


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