- Yield : 1
- Servings : 3-4
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 25m
Vendakka Mezhukkupuratti / Okra (Lady’s Finger) Stir Fry
Vendakka Mezhukkupuratti (Okra stir fry) is a delicious side dish for rice. It is very simple and easy to prepare. This dry dish, ideally prepared with tender Okra, is usually served with rice along with other “wet” gravy dishes.
- Okra / Lady’s finger (വെണ്ടയ്ക്ക) - 10 Nos
- Thinly sliced Coconut (തേങ്ങാക്കൊത്ത്) - ¼ Cup (Optional)
- Pepper powder (കുരുമുളകുപൊടി) - 1 Tea Spoon
- Onion (സവോള) - 1 No
- Curry leaves (കറിവേപ്പില) - 1 Sprig
- Turmeric powder (മഞ്ഞള്പൊടി ) - 1 Pinch
- Coconut Oil (വെളിച്ചെണ്ണ) - 3 Table spoon
- Mustard seeds (കടുക്) - ½ Tea Spoon
- Salt (ഉപ്പ്) – to taste
Wash the Okra (Lady’s Finger) very well and slice it into 1 inch pieces. (See images in the bottom of this page)
Slice coconut and onion and keep aside.
Heat 3 table spoon of coconut oil in a non-stick pan and put mustard seeds. When it splutters, to this add onion and coconut slices. Saute it till the onions turn golden brown.
Put turmeric powder and ½ tea spoon black pepper powder into it and stir well. To this add Okra (Lady’s Finger), curry leaves and salt. Combine well and cook it covered (about 8 minutes) on low flame till done.
Open the lid, add remaining ½ tea spoon pepper powder and cook it for 1-2 minutes to make it dry. Stir it occasionally. Taste for salt.
Remove from the flame and transfer the vendakka mezhukkupuratti to the serving dish.
If you are using a pan which is not a non-stick, add 2 table spoon water to avoid it from burning.
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Main nutritional contents are,
1 Table spoon = 3 Tea spoons
1 Dessert spoon = 2 Tea spoons
1 Tea spoon = 5 ml
1 Cup = 236.588 ml