Monday, 6 January 2014

Vendakkai puli kulambu Recipe / Okra puli curry

Ingredients :

Vendakkai / Okra / Bhindi
¼ kg
1 medium gooseberry size
1 medium size
Dry Red Chillies
6 (As Per your spice level)
Hing (Asafoetida)
A pinch
Turmeric Powder
½ tsp
Sambar powder  or pulikulambu powder
2 tsp
Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds
½ tsp
Channa dal
1 tsp
2 tbsp
Curry Leaves
Coriander Leaves
For Garnishing
As needed

To Grind:

Grated coconut
1/4 cup
Fennel seeds
½ tsp

  • Wash and cut okra into small pieces.Soak the tamarind in 2 cups of warm water.

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the okra till its cooked. Keep the fried okra in separate.

  • In same oil add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add asafetida,fenugreek seeds,channa dal and garlic fry for 2 sec then add chopped onions, broken whole red chili, and curry leaves and sauté  for 1 minute or  sauté till onions turn translucent.

  • Now add chopped tomatoes followed by turmeric,sambar powder (or pulikulambu powder). Add salt as per taste.Saute well till oil comes out.

  • Now add the tamarind extract and let it come to a boil then add fried okra mix well,and cook for 5-7 minutes till the raw smell disappears.

  • Let this mixture come to a boil,meanwhile grind the coconut with fennel seeds with little water and keep it ready.
  • When curry starts boiling add coconut paste and ½ cup water.Reduce the heat to medium/sim, cover and let it cook for about 10-15 mins, till the curry comes to a thick consistency.

  • Garnish with coriander and serve hot with white rice…


  1. That looks so good... I am sure they taste good with hot rice

  2. wow thats an delicious and so flavorful kulambu :) tempting !!

  3. One of my favorite sarani... Love to have with hot rice n pappad...

  4. Looks so tempting.. Love to have it.


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