Okra Masala - Taste of South India

Vendaikai Masala:

Other Names: Bhindi Masala - Tamil Nadu Style. Bhindi Subzi. Lady's Finger Fry. Vendaikai Varuval. Bendakaya Kura.


Okra/lady's finger - 1 pound
Green chilies 3 sliced
Red onion 1 large sliced
Ginger 1" grated
Garlic 2 pods minced
Tomato 1 small - crushed
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Sesame oil few spoons
Thalippu Vadagam - 1 spoon
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Curry leaves few.


Trim the ends and chop the veggie into 1-2" size bits.

In a wide wok, heat oil and the spices, followed by chilies, ginger-garlic, onions and tomatoes...fry real good till aromatic.

Now, add salt, turmeric and chili powder. Stir-in okras and stir-fry over high heat, till the texture is crisp without slime!

Serve warm as a side dish.


Hari Chandana said...

Looks Yummm !!

Reva said...

I love okra... and this stir fry looks very delicious... veetu samaiyalnu paarthaalae thaeriyuthu:)

Suja said...

Yummy and inviting okra masala..love it.

Latha said...

Looks delicious...

Food Glorious Food! said...

Ohhhhhh I love okra and this recipe is perfect! Thanks for the great idea!

Nitha said...

Perfect with steaming rice and dal..

sangee vijay said...

Okra masala simply super...looks so shining n tempting...thalippu vadagam gives more flavor illa..I never tried adding vadagam for making masalas...nice idea..thanx

Priya said...

Healthy and my fav poriyal..love it..

Biny Anoop said...

hey dat is gud...usual at my home...love it more with chappatithen with rice..its siple and yuy

SouthIndianHome said...

Spicy and yummy poriyal
South Indian Home

divya said...

Wow tempting and delicious,looks so inviting.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love this simple version, like how okra pieces have retained their shape and texture.