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Nov 4, 2013

Amma's Vendakkai Avial / Ladies Finger Avial / Okra Cooked in a Coconut Masala

Thank god  my lil one didn't get scared for all those crackers..Even i got little scared by hearing those atom bombs, but she gave a very little reaction like opening her eyes ones and then going back to sleep. It is such a relief.

Now coming back to todays recipe, it is again my mom's avial recipe. She makes avial with all kinds of veggies and i should tell ya, it taste divine. I have quite a variety of avial in this blog like Drumstick Avial, Mixed Vegetable Avial, Raw Mango Avial, Beans Potato Avial, & Malabar Avial. If you are a non veg eater, i have avials for you too. Check out my Anchovies Avial & Egg Avial.So try this avial and let me know how it turns out.

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


Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku -  1tsp
Vendakkai / Ladys Finger / Okra - 15
Tamarind Pulp - 1 tblspn
Water - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste

For Grinding:
Coconut - 3/4 cup
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam -  1tsp


Grind the ingredients given for masala to a coarse paste without adding water.

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

Now add in lady finger and saute for 5 mins. Season with salt and mix well.

Now add in tamarind pulp and some water. Bring everything to a good boil and cover the pan. Let it cook for 15 mins.

Now add in the masala and toss well. Stir this for couple of mins.

Serve with rice.

Cut okra into small pieces

Take coconut, cumin and chilli in a mixer

Grind them coarsely
Heat oil

Add in mustard seeds

Add chopped okra

Saute them
Once they have browned

Season with some salt

Pour in some tamarind juice

Cover and Cook

till okra is cooked

Add the coconut masala

And some turmeric

Saute for few more mins


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