Vendakkai moru kuzhambu in Tamil / okra buttermilk curry recipe

Vendakkai morkuzhambu
Vendakkai moru kuzhambu in Tamil / okra buttermilk curry recipe

( Tamil video of this recipe is embedded below )

Ingredients

Ladies finger / okra – 1/4 cup

Shallots – 5

Curd – 1/4 cup

To roast and grind

Coriander seeds – 1 1/2 tsp

Red gram / toor dal / thuvaram paruppu – 3/4 to 1 tsp

Raw rice – 3/4 to 1 tsp

Cumin seed – 1/2 tsp

Coconut – 4 to 5 pieces

Ginger – small piece

Green chilli – 2 ( or to taste )

Turmeric pdr – pinch

Asafoetida / hing/ perungayam – pinch

Seasoning Ingredients

Mustard seed – 1/2 tsp

Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp

Black pepper – 1/2 tsp

Method

1. Dry roast all the ingredients under ‘ To roast and grind ‘ till you get little colour change and awesome flavor. While dry roasting add coconut, green chili, asafoetida, and turmeric at the final stage. Grind these ingredients to fine paste. Set aside.

2. Heat a tsp of oil and saute okra till the stickiness is gone. – Set aside.

3. Heat 2 tsp of oil and add seasoning ingredients, Once it splutters saute onions till it becomes tender. Now add sauteed okra with onions and add a cup of water to cook. Let it cook on high flame.

4. Now add ground masala paste with this boiling okra and onions. Let it boil for 5 minutes. Add salt.

5. Let it cool for some time. Then add curd.( no need to wait to reach room temperature ). Now enjoy your lunch with vendakkai morkulambu.

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Written by: Kannathal chinniah

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