I ain't good at drawing but I can say with confidence that I can cook quite well and make everyone happy, with a good meal. Cooking is an art and with passion & Love for it we can create so many wonderful dishes....Loving it everytime...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Vendakkai Varuval

Ladies finger a nutritious vegetable which can be used for so many dishes and a favorite of my son's. Vivek likes vendakka varuval very much and whenever i get good ones i make this for him.


Ladies finger - cut into small pieces 1 bowl
Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/4 tsp
Bengal gram - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - 3 to 4 pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp or as per requirement
Curry leaves - a few
Coconut oil - a few drops

For almost every poriyal that I make, i add a few drops of coconut oil to it, as it enhances the flavor very much.

In a kadai pour both the oils and once its hot add the mustard seeds, urad dhal, bengal gram, asafoetida and cumin seeds.
When the spluttering stops add the curry leaves and the chopped ladies finger.
Cook it on medium heat. When half done add the turmeric powder and the chili powder.
Mix it well and then add the salt.
Remove once well done and serve it hot with rice.
Try it with dhal and rice.

I am sending this entry to Sangeeth's, Calcium Rich event.


Usha said...

Looks delicious :)

delhibelle said...

that looks simple & nice:)

Maheswari said...

My FAV..veggie..esply this poriyal..loved your pudalangai poriyal also..using egg in it is very new to me..I make cauliflower and egg combo in the same way...

Sunshinemom said...

My son's favourite too:)

A_and_N said...

That looks great. Especially because the individual vendakkai pieces look separated from each other and not sticky. Kudos on that because thats tough to achieve :)

Purva Desai said...

I am always game for bhindi.....I love it any form....
Nice to see u on orkut :)
hey check out blog for Festive Food Event

Aartee said...

Thank you guys!