Vendakka Kichadi / Okra in Yogurt Gravy  ratingratingratingratingrating

   In North India kichadi is a combination of mildy spiced rice and lentil prepared as a whole meal while in South India its more like a variety of raita with coconut and yogurt as a base. Two different dishes can have the same name, depending on which part of the country you are in !!

     Here I would like to share with you the South Indian style kichadi using okra. It is actually a side dish for rice and can be prepared easily without any hassle. I love Vendakka Kichadi..the flavour of pungent mustard sweeps your senses… I have seen very few recipes with character as the okra kichadi with just the mustard, curry leaves and green chillies that make it so wonderful that you enjoy every morsel of rice blended with it. So please give it a try and enjoy!!

Preperation Time: 15 min.

Cooking Time: 25 min.

Serves: 4


Vendakka/Okra - 250gms, cut to thin rounds

Yogurt - 1 cup, well beaten

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Salt - to taste

Dry red chilli - 2

Curry leaves - a few

Oil - as required

For grinding

Grated coconut - 1/2 cup (see the measurements here)

Green chilli - 3

Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp

Preparation Method

Grind together grated coconut, green chilli and 1/4 tsp mustard seeds to a fine thick paste by adding just enough water to grind.

Mix this paste with yogurt. Mix well and keep aside.

Cut the okra into thin rounds and shallow fry in oil until golden brown. Drain excess oil on a kitchen towel.

Add this okra into the above prepared coconut - yogurt mix and mix well.

Add salt to taste and mix gently.

Heat 1 tsp of oil in another small pan and splutter 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and saute dry red chillies and curry leaves.

Add this seasoning into the above prepared okra - yogurt mix.

Your dish is ready to be served.

Enjoy it with rice...

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Rating: Excellent
Comment: This is our favorite one.I use to add more vendakka wen i prepare..really gud

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