Today I am going to share with you a very simple lady's finger raita. I prepare it in two ways - one is my mother's style and the other one is Kerala style Vendakka Kichadi (Onam sadya special) which I learn't from my friend. There is not much difference between the two, except the addition of coconut. I love all types of raitas for the simple reason that they are very healthy and can be prepared in a jiffy. Vendakkai pachadi is prepared by frying the ladies finger till crisp and then it is mixed with beaten curd. Today let us learn how to make vendakka curd/Thayir pachadi by following this easy Vendakka pachadi recipe.
1.Select tender ladies finger.Wash and wipe it dry with a clean towel. Cut off the crown and the tip.
2.Cut it into thin slices. This is very important.
3.Shallow fry the ladies finger along with green chilli in oil till brown and crisp.
4.After it cools, add curd and needed salt. Mix well.
5.Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add curry leaves and red chilli. Add this seasoning to the pachadi. Serve as a side dish along with rice.
Variation - You can add chilli powder instead of green chilli if preferred.
Kerala Style Vendakka Kichadi ( Kerala style - Onam special)
The first 3 steps are the same as above.
Grind 3 tbsp of grated coconut, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and 1 green chilli to a fine paste.
Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add curry leaves, red chilli and the ground paste. Saute for a few minutes till the raw smell goes.Then switch off the flame.
Add the fried ladies finger and leave it to cool.Then add yogurt/curd, needed salt and mix well.
Serve as a side dish along for rice.
More Lady's finger Recipes/Bhindi recipes
Ladies finger Kootu
Stuffed Ladies finger
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