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Ladies Finger (Okra) in tamarind Sauce / Vendaikai puli mandi

My mum does this very often. My kids love anything in tamarind sauce. In fact they prefer these kulambu over normal dhal sambar. This week I got bored with normal parrupu sambar (using dhal). This week my husband went for weekly vegetable shopping. He brought Okra but the qty is not enough for fry or too much for parppu sambar. So I hv decided to do Okra in tamarind sauce or puli mandi. This can last for few days up to a week in the fridge. It tastes good as it gets old.
Ingredients

Ladies Finger (okra / Vendaikai) - 2 cups
Cooked Chenna / chick peas - 1/4 cup
Small onion - 1/2 cup
Curry Leaves - 10-15
Sambar powder - 1 to 2 tablespoon (adjust to ur spice level)
Salt per taste
Gingerly oil - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 2 teaspoon
Bengal Gram Dhal (channa dhal) - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Tamarind - 1 marble size (2 tablespoon thick paste)

Method:

Cut the okra in 1/2 inc pieces.Slice the small onion thinly
Heat the kada. Add oil when oil is hot add mustard seeds. Let it pop up add curry leaves, channa dhal and urad dhal and fry till slight brown color. Add onion and fry till it is soft. Add Okra and fry for 3-4 mins. Add tamarind water, cooked channa, salt, Sambar powder and turmeric powder. Let it cook. Add water if necessary. 
Serve hot with Rice

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22 comments:

  1. Wow im going to try this dear looks very tasty

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  2. Very interesting and new combo, will surely try this...

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  3. Looks delicious! !!! I too love tangy gravy!

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  4. Liked the addition of chickpeas in vendakkai puli curry...will try it next time !
    lovely props n presentation..

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  5. Verry tempting and inviting...goes great with chapatis.

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  6. Looks yummy and tempting...nice clicks.

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  7. slurrrrrrp mouth watering and delicious dish.

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  8. Omg, mouthwatering here,super tangy gravy,drooling here.

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  9. looks very tempting,never add chickpeas to this gravy!!

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  10. Oh this combo looks interesting . I Haven't tried with chickpeas & LF

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  11. delicious puli mandi n loved the food props too...

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  12. Delicious puli kulambu, Love that pots.

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  13. my most fav veggie and definitely am the fan of mandi:)

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  14. cute serving pot :)liked the combo u have used..

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  15. A simple and beautiful dish. I need to get some okra too.

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  16. A scrumptiously nutritious dish!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  17. Excellent Curry,love with a bowl of rice...

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