An easy and quick stir fry using ladies finger or okra that is served as a side dish with rice.
Vendakkai / Okra –1/4 kgs
Onion - 1
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Sambar powder – 1 tsp
Curry leaf – 1 sprig
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1 tbsp
Wash okra and wipe it dry. You can also spread them on a plate or towel and let it air dry.
Trim the edges and cut them into ¼ inch roundels. Chop the onion finely.
Make Vendakkai Poriyal:
Heat a pan with oil. Add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add urad dal and let it get roasted to golden brown.
Add onion and sauté till it turns translucent.
Add chopped vendakkai and cook for a minute over high flame. You can see the okra beginning to stick to the pan.
Reduce the flame and add curry leaves, sambar powder and salt and mix well. Do not close the pan with a lid.
Cook over low flame for 4-5 minutes till the vendakkai gets cooked well and becomes dry. Keep mixing in between.
Vendakkai Poriyal is ready to be served hot with rice.