Saturday, October 26, 2013

Vendaikkai / Lady's Finger Karakuzhambu

                                              This is a spicy and tasty Kuzhambu for rice.

Vendaikkai Karakuzhambu

To serve       2

Ingredients :

Vendaikkai             8
Onion             1
Tomatoes  1
Garlic pods   6
Tamarind      1 big goose berry size
Grated coconut            2 tbsp.
Chilly Powder   3/4 tsp.
Coriander Powder  1 1/2 tsp.
Oil      2 tbsp.
Mustard, split urad dhal
Salt, Turmeric Powder

Method :

1. Soak the tamarind in warm water and take 2 cups of tamarind extract.

2. Heat oil, add the mustard, split urad dhal and curry leaves.

3. When the mustard splutters, add the sliced onions,garlic and saute.

4. When the onions turn brown, add the tomatoes,little salt and saute on medium flame.

5. Once the tomatoes shrink, add the sliced Vendaikkai and saute for 5 mins.

6. Then add the chilly powder, coriander powder,turmeric powder and saute for 2 mins.

7. Add the tamarind water and salt.Mix well and let it boil on medium flame.

8. In 5 to 6 mins. the gravy reaches a thick consistency.Add the finely ground coconut.

9. Mix well and simmer for 3 mins. Switch off. The delicious Vendaikkai Gravy is ready

Note :

1. Garlic ,Onions and coconut can be avoided.Then reduce the chilly powder.

2. Coconut can be rduced a little by adding Pottukadalai with coconut for grinding.

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