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Vendakkai Thenga Curry Recipe

Vendakkai Thenga Curry
How to Make Vendakkai Thenga Curry

Vendakkai Thenga Curry Recipe: A South Indian dish featuring okra and coconut- It is a delicious recipe if you are a fan of south indian cuisine then try this recipe-

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Vendakkai Thenga Curry

  • 250 Gram fresh okra (vendakkai), washed and chopped
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 1 gram onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 green chillies, slit
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal (black gram)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

How to Make Vendakkai Thenga Curry

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Prepare Coconut Paste:

1.
Grind grated coconut with a little water to form a smooth paste. Set aside.

Cook Okra:

1.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, urad dal, and cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
2.
Add asafoetida, chopped onions, and curry leaves. Saute until onions turn golden brown.

Add Vegetables:

1.
Add chopped tomatoes and green chillies. Cook until tomatoes are soft.
2.
Add chopped okra and sauté for 5-7 minutes until it becomes tender.

Spice it up:

1.
Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well.

Coconut Infusion:

1.
Pour in the coconut paste and stir to combine. Allow it to simmer for a few minutes until the flavors meld.

Finish with Tempering:

1.
In a separate small pan, heat a little oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, and curry leaves for tempering. Once mustard seeds pop, pour this over the curry.

Garnish and Serve:

1.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
2.
Serve Vendakkai Thenga Curry hot with steamed rice or appam or Malabar Parantha
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