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June 9, 2011

Vendakkai Puli Kulambu Without Coconut

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I wanted to try puli kuzhambu with vendakkai for a long time. I made it for today's lunch and I loved it. I made this gravy without coconut. Its a very simple recipe. I prepared it just like my usual vatha kulambu. It tastes good when mixed with plain rice adding gingely oil / nalla ennai. Do try this lady's finger kuzhambu without coconut and share your feedback with me :))

  • Okra / lady's finger / vendakkai - 10 nos (Chop into round slices)
  • Tamarind - Big gooseberry size
  • **Sambar powder -  1 tbsp Or Red chilli powder + Dhania powder - 2 tsp each
  • Salt - as needed
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Rice flour - 1/2 tsp + water - 1/4 cup
  • Jaggery - a small piece
To temper :
  • Cooking oil or Sesame oil - 2 tbsp
  • Methi seeds / Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera / cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Toor dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Small onions - 2 nos (finely chopped)
  • Garlic cloves - 4 nos (-do-)
  • Curry leaves - few (-do-)
  • Soak tamarind in warm water for 20 mins and take the extract. Add salt , sambar powder and turmeric powder.set aside.
  • Now in a kadai , heat oil and add the tempering items in the same order.Saute for a while.Now add the chopped lady's finger pieces and saute well. Saute till lady's finger cooks well.
  • Now add the tamarind extract and allow it to boil till okra gets cooked. Add a small piece of jaggery.
  • Switch off the flame.Transfer to a bowl and add a tsp of gingely oil .Cover it and serve after 30 mins.This gives a special flavor for the gravy.
Mix with plain rice & enjoy with sutta appalam :)
** For sambar powder recipe, please click for homemade recipe. U can use your homemade or store bought powder too.There will be no change in taste I guess..

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  1. Must b tangy n yummy wid rice...nice clicks..:)

  2. sounds interesting dear...
    looks very tempting :)

    nice clicks...

  3. Looks very yum sis does this ..

  4. Curry looks delicious.. gr8 combo with steamed rice..

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  5. so delicious and wonderful curry !!

  6. tangy and delicious recipe.. looks yummy.. lovely presentation :)
    Indian Cuisine

  7. Love puli kulambu and this looks yummy and mouthwatering.

  8. vendakka puli kuzhambu looks dleicious, we make vendakka sambar.

  9. Slurp, mouthwatering here, love this kuzhambu with papads,my fav anytime..

  10. Wow, sounds superb. Thanks for listing nutritional benefits, that always helps.

  11. this looks wonderful
    delicious okra

  12. ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கின்றது...எனக்கு ரொம்பவும் பிடித்தது...

  13. So yummy and click is tempting!

  14. loveee okra... and vendakka puli kulambhu will be in our menu frequently...your dish is truely inviting

  15. My mouth is watering, this looks so tempting. Lovely idea!

  16. Yummy puli kuzhambu, love it!

  17. An all time comfort kuzhambu at my place. If you happen to drop in on a day that I am lazy even to cook dhal, you might end up being fed this and most likely vendaikkai because I keep stock of them like forever and they are the quickest to cook!

  18. Nice pulikuzhambu dear. Love ur blog very much.

  19. This looks so delicious. Perfect with some hot rice.

  20. Love this flavorful vendakkai puli kulambu very much. Looks so delicious. I eat okra in sambar and this curry that tips on hair care and health benefits will make me buy them more:) Thanks for sharing.

  21. Your pics are making me hungry..looks so delicious!

  22. tangy and spiced up good traditional comfort food chitra! lovely clicks :P

  23. All About okra nutrition. Okra is a popular vegetable of the housewives. The interesting thing is that it contains more nutrients for good health, such as fiber, mucilage, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, niacin, calcium, potassium, magnesium, folic acid, iron.Very good for health.


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