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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Vendakai Mor Kozhambu.!........Okra in South indian kadi

Vendakai in tamil means Okra (ladies finger), Mor in means curd or buttermilk..and kozhambu means gravy. This like kadi and is made of sour buttermilk or curd. Very easy to make and can be stored in the fridge for few days.You can as such use any vegetable, i prefer using okra.
So here goes the recipe.

You need :

Okra - half pound
Butter milk or sour curd - 5 cups
Jeera (cumin seeds ) - 2 tsp
Asafoetida (hing) - 1 tsp
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Green chillies - 3
Ginger -1/2" (optional)
Tomato - 1
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few

For tadka

Oil - 2tsp
Urad dal - 2 tsp
mustard seed - 1tsp
dry red chillies - 2
methi seeds - 1/2 tsp

Method :

In a blender add coconut, green chillies, ginger, jeera and make into a nice smooth paste.
keep it aside.
In a pan, take some oil. After the oil is a bit heasted, add in the mustard seeds, urad dal, methi seeds, curry leaves, and hing one by one. After it splutters and the turmeric powder and the tomatoes. Cook till the tomatoes are tender. Now put in the okra and sautee well, till it roasts well.

Now pour in the buttermilk to it... and let it boil a bit......add salt to it.
Then add the ground coconut paste and let the mixture boil well..... let it become a bit thin.
Give the tadka and garnish with fresh curry leaves.
Serve hot with steamed rice and chips. It is also a nice side with dosa.


Kruthika said...

Hey ! Thats Mor Kozhambhu / Mor Kolambu...not Koyambu :-)) Tamil paavam yaar...:-)

Kruthika said...

This is my fav dish.I make it without tomato.You can also make it with pumpkin or any other squash. nice recipe and nice pics too !

SHUBHA said...

hey thanx for the correction.. iam bad at tamil hehhee....

Sharmi said...

your plate makes me hungry. I too make mor kulambu this way.

SHUBHA said...

thanx sharmi...