Okra/Vendaikkai/Lady's finger Fry

Today's recipe is a simple and delicious fry with the okra aka ladies finger which I make often.Here in farmers market I get fresh okras and never forget to buy.
This fry tastes very well with piping hot sambar rice and rasam rice and I always fry this bit crispy.This fry needs to be cooked in a medium flame to get cooked well.To remove the stickiness in the okra my mom uses a tsp of yogurt/curd while frying.Lets get into the recipe...........................


Okra/vendaikkai/ladies finger250 gms
Chilly powder/milagai podi 11/4tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi 1/4tsp
Dessicated Coconut1tbs
Curry leaves/karivepillai1 sprig
Mustard seeds/kadugu1/2tsp
Urad dhal/ulutham paruppu1tsp
Saltto taste


Clean the okra in running water and wipe it with a towel to remove the moisture.Chop them slightly diagonally and keep it aside.
Heat the pan with the oil and crackle the mustard seeds,then add the urad dhal.Then add the curry leaves and crushed garlic then fry the peanuts till it becomes crispy.Add the chopped okra and fry it for 2-3 minutes.

At this stage the okra will be sticky and gooey,add the yogurt and stir in between and keep it in a medium flame till the stickiness disappears.Now add the chilly powder,turmeric powder and salt,mix it well.Fry in a low flame till it becomes slightly crisp,stir in now and then.

Once it becomes completely cooked finally add the dessicated coconut and mix it well.Put off the fire.

Serve it hot with sambar or rasam rice.


  • The yogurt should not be so sour,use fresh yogurt other wise it changes the taste of the fry.
  • I used the dessicated coconut which can be substituted with the freshly grated coconut aslo.
  • Addition of garlic is purely optional.

  • Sending this to CWS-Peanuts event hosted by Priya of Priya's Versatile Recipes.


    supera iruku aks... must be so delicious...

    This looks delicious. Love it.
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    i love this dish as its not slimy as okra fry used to be...well done dear

    Very interesting, never tried okras with peanuts.. Thanks for sending Nalini,beautiful dish.


    Lovely recipe..I'm sure the crunch from the peanuts would have enhanced the taste of this fry

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