Saturday, 9 May 2020


It is proved that the Lady's finger or Bhindi or Okra or Vendaikkai is powerfully packed with rich dietary fibres, Vitamin A, Beta carotene, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Folate, Zinc, Vitamin K and C, Calcium, antioxidants and poly nutrients. The sticky content called slime is the main reason for the people to restrain from using and consuming the healthy veggie. The slime content present in Ladysfinger is good for our health by easing constipation and regulates the bowel function.

Always choosing the baby lady's fingers is the best choice for culinary use. Moreover, it tastes better when compared to the bigger ones. Go for the hairy and bright green veggie. Bhindi or Lady's finger and shallots sauteed together and cooked with the coconut base and the host of spices in an orderly manner to fry. It can be served as a perfect option to pair with hot steamed rice or chapati.

Let's Make Vendaikkai curry//Okra Gravy/Bhindi sabzi

Step one:

Ingredients we need:

Coriander seeds 1.5 tsp
Cumin Seeds 3/4  tsp
Pepper 3/4 Tsp
Groundnut oil 2 tbsp
Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon sticks one inch 3 pcs
Cloves 3 pcs
Garlic cloves 10 pcs
Shallots chopped 3/4 bowl
Grated ginger 1 tsp
Curry leaves 15-20 pcs
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Red Chilly Powder 1/2 tsp
Fried Gram 1 tsp
Shredded coconut 3/4 bowl.


Saute all the ingredients in groundnut oil on low-medium heat.
Set aside to cool down.

Step Two:

Lady's Finger vegetables 250 gms


Wash the veggie very well and pat dry.
Cut both the ends. Set aside.

Step three:


Water 200 ml
Fried ingredients


Grind the ingredients with water at high speed to a smooth paste.
Set ready.

Step four:

Groundnut Oil 3 tbsp
Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp
Black cardamom 1 pc
Cloves 3 pcs
Cinnamon stick one or two
Bay leaves 2 pcs
Shallots 1/2 bowl
Fried Lady's fingers
Curry leaves 8-10 pcs
Tomato 2 medium-sized chopped into fine pieces.
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Red Chilly Powder 1/4 tsp
Ground masala paste 
water 200 ml
Coriander greens 3.4 bowl
Rock Salt 3/4 tsp


Heat the pan with Groundnut Oil on medium heat.
Add fennel seeds to fry.
Add black cardamom one pc, Cloves, and cinnamon sticks.
Allow frying for a while.
Add shallots and fry until translucent.
Add turmeric and red chilly powder.
Add the lady's finger and fry until shrunken.
Add chopped tomatoes. Saute for 5 seconds.
Transfer the ground masala and rinsed water 200 ml.
Add rock salt 3/4 tsp.
Allow boiling on medium heat.
Once reached boiling temperature, reduce the heat to a low level.
Let the gravy resting on low heat until the gravy thickens.
Add coriander greens chopped.
Mix to combine.

Refer Video recipe:

Bhindi curry/Vendaikkai curry/Okra gravy is ready to have.
It goes very well with hot steamed rice and chapatis.

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