Ginger -one small piece
Small Onion -2
Chilli Powder -1tbsp
Turmeric powder -less than 1/4 tsp
Salt -to taste
Coconut milk -3/4 of 1 coconut
Water -1 cup
Curry leaves -few
Green chilly -1(slits)
Coconut Oil -2 tbsp
Coconut Oil -1 tsp
Small onion -2 (finely chopped)
Curry leaves -5 no
Select 15 small tender okras for the curry ..
Thoroughly wash them and dry with a towel.
Remove the head and tail portions.
Heat the oil and shallow fry the okras.
Take them out and put them into the pan.
Crush ginger and small onion and add these to the okras.
Add kudampuli slits (dip it in the water for 10 minutes and wash b4 putting into the curry),turmeric powder,chilly powder ,curry leaves ,salt and 1 cup of water and mix well .
Cook until the water gets into very small amount.
Then add coconut milk and chilly slits.
Simmer the fire and cook by stirring occasionally.
When gravy thickens into semi medium consistency season with small onions and curry leaves..
After seasoning close the pan for 5 minutes .
So meen illatha meen curry(fish curry with out fish ) is ready to serve 🙂
Serve with Kuthari Choru..
It is a very simple recipe ..Very nice combination with Rice..We can make vendakka in many different style ..This is one among them..Will write others soon..In my hostel days my friend Sreeja used to bring this when she coming back from home ..Its a nostalgic feeling …hmm…I miss that days …
Small onions -8nos
Dry Red Chilly -4 no or
crushed chilly- 1 to 1 1/2tsp
Wash vendakka in salt water and drain it … Discard the ends of vendakka by cutting it off ..Cut the remaining part of the bhindi into one inch sized pieces..
First crush small onion and dry red chilly together …(not grind so well)…Take a non stick kadai and heat oil and add this onion mix , curry leaves and saute well …Saute till th raw smell of onion and red chilly goes..U will get a good smell when it done ..Then add ladies finger and salt and stir well…Close the kadai for 10 min d cook in a low flame …Then open it and stir well.(while opening the lid make sure that the steam does not fall in to the kadai) ..Stir it till the vendakka become bit crispy and dry..That time u can see the oil coming out from it ….Now transfer the vendakka mezhukku into a tissue paper and then to the serving bowl…