Monday, January 21, 2019

Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu / Terrace Grown Lady’s Finger Cooked in Coconut Masala Gravy

Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu  / Terrace Grown Lady’s Finger  Cooked in Coconut Masala Gravy 

  • Tender Ladies Finger -12 to 14
  • Oil -1 tblsp 
  • Tamarind -Lemon Size
  •  Mustard Seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dhal – 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chillies – 2
  • Curry Leaves-1 sprig
  • Shallots/Sambar Onion  – 8 to 10 
  • Garlic Flakes – 6 
  • Tomato – 1 medium size 
  • Jaggery – Marble size 
  • Salt to taste

For Roasting & Grinding

  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Coriander Seeds – 1 tblsp
  • Dry Red Chillies – 4 to 6 
  • Grated Coconut -1/2 cup 

Remove the tips of ladies finger n chop it into  two inch pieces . 

Soak tamarind  in 1/4 th cup of water for 20 mts n extract the thick pulp
Peel sambar onion n garlic flakes 

Chop Tomato 

In a pan add  oil, Add in dry red chillies n stir for few seconds till it changes color . Then add  coriander seeds and saute for a min.  Add in coconut and give a quick toss. Allow them to cool n grind to a fine paste . 
In a kadai, add a tsp  oil n add chopped ladies finger n fry for about 4 to 6 mts  n take it out ..

 In the same kadai add 2 tsp of oil  n splutter mustard seeds , then add  urad dhal, curry leaves and broken dry red chilly . Saute for a min.Add in peeled shallots, garlic flakes n stir for few mts . Add chopped  tomato and cook till it turn mushy. Add the ground paste , tamarind pulp , Jaggery ,  water, salt  n cook well . 

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