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March 22, 2019

Vendakkai Kara Kuzhambu Recipe – Lady’s Finger Kulambu For Rice

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Vendakkai kara kulambu
 Usually we make vendakkai puli kulambu for rice without coconut. Its my MIL’s recipe. Recently I tried this vendakkai kara kuzhambu with coconut just for a change. It came out so good and flavorful with all the masala. I followed Madras samayal Youtube channel’s recipe and modified slightly as per my taste. I added more lady’s finger and had it as side dish without making any. If you want to make any side dish, you can try keerai kootu, chow chow kootu or cabbage kootu.  Ok friends, lets see how to make vendakkai kara kuzhambu with coconut, fennel seeds masala with step by step pictures.
Lady's finger kara kulambu

Vendakkai kara kuzhambu / Lady's finger kara kulambu


Vendakkai kara kuzhambu / Lady's finger kara kulambu

Vendakkai kara kuzhambu / Lady's finger kara kulambu for rice



Cuisine: Tamil nadu
Category: Kuzhambu
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Lady's finger / Vendakkai - 12 to 15 nos.
  • Small onion or big onion - 10 / 1
  • Ripe tomato - 1
  • Tamarind - small lemon size
  • Sambar powder or kuzhambu milagai thool - 1 to 1.5 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
To temper and saute
  • Sesame oil / Gingely oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/ 2 tsp
  • Methi seeds / Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few
To Grind
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Small onion / Big onion - 2 / 1/4th
  • Garlic cloves - 2
  • Fennel seeds or cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
HOW TO MAKE VENDAKKAI KARA KUZHAMBU
  1. Wash and chop lady’s finger into 2 inch cubes, chop onion, tomato. Soak tamarind in water. Take the extract.
  2. Grind coconut and other ingredients to a smooth paste. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard, cumin, methi seeds and curry leaves.
  4. Saute chopped vendakkai till its half cooked. Then add onion, tomato and saute till tomato becomes mushy.
  5. Now add sambar powder, turmeric powder, salt and saute in medium flame without burning.
  6. Add tamarind extract. Boil till lady’s finger is cooked well.
  7. Lastly add coconut paste, boil and simmer for few minutes till oil separates.
  8. Remove and serve hot with rice.
VENDAKKAI KARA KUZHAMBU - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and chop lady’s finger / vendakkai into 2 inch cylinder shape.  Wash and chop onion, tomato into small pieces.

  • Heat gingely oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, methi seeds and curry leaves. Saute chopped vendakkai till its half cooked.
  • vendakkai kara kuzhambu
  • Add chopped onion, tomato and saute till tomato becomes mushy. Add turmeric powder, sambar powder / Kuzhambu milagai thool, salt. Saute well for a minute.
    • vendakkai kara kuzhambu  
      vendakkai kara kuzhambu
  • Add 1 cup of tamarind extract and cover cook in low flame till lady’s finger is cooked well. 

  • Grind coconut mixture to a smooth paste. Add the paste to the kuzhambu, add required water and boil the gravy in medium flame till raw smell vanishes.
  • vendakkai kara kuzhambu
  • Simmer the kuzhambu till oil starts to float in the sides. Switch off the flame and serve with plain rice. Add a few drops of gingely oil or ghee while serving. It gives a nice taste.

  • Enjoy !

Note

  • You can use brinjal instead of lady’s finger.
  • For variations, you can use cumin seeds instead of fennel seeds.
  • You can use any brand sambar powder or kuzhambu milagai thool. I used my homemade sambar powder.
vendakkai kara kuzhambu
Try this easy, yummy vendakkai kara kuzhambu and enjoy with plain rice !
vendakkai kara kulambu recipe



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