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Monday, November 19, 2012

Okra Curry | Vendakka Theeyal

Okra theeyal or curry is a very authentic and traditional dish of Kerala with the blend of roasted coconut flavors and tamarind.This curry is best served with steaming hot rice.Shallots also play an added flavoring to the curry.Theeyals were always my childhood favorite and still too.So,try &enjoy !!


Ingredients
okra 15-20 small or 10-12 large
shallots/pearl onion 7-8 halved
green chillies 2-3 vertical slit(optional)
tamarind 1 gooseberry size
curry leaves few
oil 2tbsp
salt
to dry roast
coconut 1 cup
coriander powder 1tbsp
chilly powder 3/4 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp


Method
-Wash and pat dry the okra,cut cubed pieces or slightly larger.
-Heat a pan and dry roast the coconut until golden brown.Refer pics here.Add in the spices on low flame and warm it up.Put off flame and let it cool.Blend them to a smooth paste with little water.
-Soak the tamarind in 1/4 cup water for 15 minutes.Squeeze the pulp and strain.
-Heat the same pan and add oil in it.Add the shallots ,saute until translucent.Add curry leaves.
-Add in the okra and saute till slightly wilted.
-Add in the coconut paste and add 1 cup of water,add salt.Cover and cook for another 8-10 minutes.
-Uncover lid,add in the tamarind pulp,cook again till oil starts appearing on the surface or when okra is cooked well and the gravy thickens.
-Serve hot with steamed rice !!

Servings ~ 3 adults



NOTES
* You can do the similar way for any other vegetables too.

33 comments:

Faseela Noushad said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy curry...super

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

mouthwatery :)

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Very flavorful, love this with rice and some pappads on the side..

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Having lunch right now n feeling to taste ur curry, yummy :-)

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

This does look mouth-watering!

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

looks inviting as well as yummmmy
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Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

My fav curry with okra...yummy

Sireesha Puppala said... Best Blogger Tips

i totally love gravies..looks yummy
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WizzyTheStick said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a very different curry from what I am used to but it looks delicious.

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing; I love okra but don't have many recipes for preparation.

Vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice curry Julie..I thought u will be posting about the cake today. u did a good job on the cake..so cute with little baby things:)

Shema George said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie....the theeyal looks yummy :)

priya satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious!!!!

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy theeyal ..loves it

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Vendakka theeyal adipoli.

Mira said... Best Blogger Tips

Theeyal is one of my favourite. Never used bhindi in theeyal. m....different!. WIll try soon :-)

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Sravs said... Best Blogger Tips

Curry looks so YUM !!

Suman Arthy said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie this is a wonderful curry....okra have nvr been my favorite ever bcoz of the slimey texture bt this looks so yummy....

Latha Madhusudhan said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow this goes well with steamed rice right.

Looks very yumm!!

Latha

Nagashree said... Best Blogger Tips

Bookmarking it, I love okra.

Nandini said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting theeyal!

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious theeyal..one of my favorites

WeR SAHM said... Best Blogger Tips

theeyal looks tempting hot n spice...

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

oooooo lalalala...me droolin

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never cooked okra like this before, but this looks fantastic!

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Theeyal,the word itself makes me hungry, fingerlicking curry.

Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

I love vendakka theeyal a lot. Its one of my fav curries....

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering curry...

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

wow Julie!!! such a delicious dish with okra!!! bookmarking it!!
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Anisha Ranjit said... Best Blogger Tips

I love vendekka theeyal.... I've always made theeyal a under moms supervision never did it alone... It's time to give it a try... :)

suhaina aji said... Best Blogger Tips

I MAKE THIS ONCE A WEEK. MY HUBBS FAV

suhaina aji said... Best Blogger Tips

LOOKS YUMM AND PERFECTLY DONE

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

I was searching for a good okra recipe! Now I found it :) I'm gonna give a try this week itself! Looks sooo tasty!!