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Vendakkai Thakkali Pachadi | Ladies Finger Tomato Pachadi

Vendakkai Thakkali Pachadi
Vendakkai Pachadi is served in most of the marriage feast in tirunelveli. This is an easy peasy recipe which can done without much effort. And it is the perfect blend of tangy tomatoes and spices with just right amount of heat. Try this super simple recipe and let me know your comments.
Vendakkai Thakkali Pachadi

Ladies Finger Tomato Pachadi | Vendakkai Pachadi

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe Category: Side dish for lunch
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cooking Time: 25 mins | Serves: 4


Ladies finger - 1/4 kg
Tomato - 3 (2, if large)
Onion - 1
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Oil - 2 tblspn


Chop ladies finger into small pieces. Finely chop tomato and onions.

Heat a pan, add 1 tsp of oil and sauté the ladies finger till the stickiness is gone. Transfer it to a bowl until needed.

Now, heat the same pan, add mustard seeds. Once it starts to splutter, add the chopped onion and curry leaves.

Once onion is sautéed, add the chopped tomato. Cook till it becomes mushy.

When the tomato is cooked, add the coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Cook for 1 to 2 mins.

Now, add the chopped ladies finger and salt to taste. Stir fry to mix it well.

Then, add 1.5 cups of water and cook till the ladies finger is done. Add little more water to cook the ladies finger if required. Check for salt and put off the flame.
Serve with rice and your favourite curry.

Ingredients for vendakkai pachadi
Keep all your ingredients ready
cut ladies finger
Cut ladies finger into small pieces
saute ladies finger
Heat little oil in a pan and saute the ladies finger until the stickiness is gone. Transfer it to a bowl and keep aside
chop onion, tomato
Finely chop the onions and tomatoes
crackle mustard seeds
Now, in the same pan heat little oil and crackle the mustard seeds
curry leaves
Once mustard seeds starts to splutter, add curry leaves
saute onion
Add chopped onion and saute for 2 minutes
add tomato
Once the onion is sauteed, add in chopped tomatoes
became mushy
Saute till the tomatoes becomes mushy
spice powders
Add in coriander powder, chilli powder
salt to taste
cumin powder, turmeric and salt
Saute for a minute
add vendakkai
Add in sauteed ladies finger and mix well
Add 1.5 cups of water
cover and cook
Check for salt. Cover and cook until the ladies finger is done
its done
Once cooked, put off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves
Ladies Finger Tomato Pachadi

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