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Vendakkai Poriyal Recipe

Vendakkai Poriyal

An easy and quick stir fry using ladies finger or okra that is served as a side dish with rice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 2


  • Vendakkai / Okra –1/4 kgs
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • 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.