Monday, November 29, 2010

Spicy Okra Curry/Vendakka Kara Kulambu

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Ingredients
1 cup onion finely chopped
3/4th cup plum tomato finely chopped
4 cloves garlic finely chopped
8 okras cut in 2 inch length(wash and completely pat dry before cutting)
Cherry size tamarind(soak in water and extract water)
2 tsp hot cayenne powder(adjust to the sourness of tamarind)
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp mustard and cumin seeds each
2-3 tbsp oil
5-6 Curry leaves
Cilantro leaves for garnish
Salt as per taste

Method
Cook okra till half done in a pan with 2 tsp of oil and set aside.Heat the rest of the oil in a deep pan and add mustard and cumin seeds,when it splutters add curry leaves,onion,garlic and salt.Cook till onions are nicely cooked and the raw smell goes,add tomatoes and cook for a few mins.Then add okras and give a nice stir.Add hot cayenne powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,tamarind extract,1 3/4 cups of water.Give a nice stir and cover cook for about 5 mins,then open the lid and cook for another 7-8 mins till the curry gets to a nice consistency and the okra is nicely cooked.Enjoy!

Note: Pat dry the okras nicely before cutting them to avoid the sliminess.

25 comments:

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Okra curry looks so inviting..

Padhu said...

Wow !! Looks so tempting.I love this very very much

Nithu Bala said...

My favourite kuzhambu..spicy and yummy..

Vidhya said...

Spicy okra curry looks very delicious...tempting..I will try this recipe.

Vidhya said...

wow Kulambu looks super spicy...

savitha ramesh said...

wow, its tangy and i am drooling here

Kairali sisters said...

I love anything with vendakka.This is just yummy ,,

Swathi said...

Spicy okra curry looks delicious Pushpa. Love to have with rice.

Kurinji said...

looks spicy n mouthwatering recipe!

Mrs K said...

Look at the color,I wish I could devour this dish now,it looks absolutely fantastic:)!!!

Shanavi said...

lovely color,..i like this kulambu esp in this cold weather..awewsome

aipi said...

Delicious okra curry, i would like to have it with papad and hot steaming rice..:)

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Suja Sugathan said...

Spicy and yummy vendakka kara kulambu..inviting color,drooling

Franky said...

looks delicious!!

Cucina di Barbara said...

I love it
looks amazing
barbara

Priya said...

Very inviting kara kuzhambu..delicious.

Krishnaveni said...

looks so delicious and beautiful picture too

Jisha Dil said...

looks delicious..

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Gayu said...

Must try this version of Kara Kulambu...I absolutely love spicy gravies!!

Gayu
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Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks delicious.

Rachana said...

Okra curry looks so tempting. Great photography!

Biny Anoop said...

dats very tempting...love the gravy colour...
biny

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I am enjoying and loving the color of this curry.

Lavi said...

This is my favourite, looks so Great!

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