Okra Masala – Taste of South India

Okra Masala – Taste of South India

Vendaikai Masala:

Other Names: Bhindi Masala – Tamil Nadu Style. Bhindi Subzi. Lady’s Finger Fry. Vendaikai Varuval. Bendakaya Kura.


Okra/lady’s finger – 1 pound
Green chilies 3 sliced
Red onion 1 large sliced
Ginger 1″ grated
Garlic 2 pods minced
Tomato 1 small – crushed
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Sesame oil few spoons
Thalippu Vadagam – 1 spoon
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Curry leaves few.


Trim the ends and chop the veggie into 1-2″ size bits.

In a wide wok, heat oil and the spices, followed by chilies, ginger-garlic, onions and tomatoes…fry real good till aromatic.

Now, add salt, turmeric and chili powder. Stir-in okras and stir-fry over high heat, till the texture is crisp without slime!

Serve warm as a side dish.


14 Responses so far.

  1. Reva says:

    I love okra… and this stir fry looks very delicious… veetu samaiyalnu paarthaalae thaeriyuthu:)

  2. Suja says:

    Yummy and inviting okra masala..love it.

  3. Ohhhhhh I love okra and this recipe is perfect! Thanks for the great idea!

  4. Nitha says:

    Perfect with steaming rice and dal..

  5. sangee vijay says:

    Okra masala simply super…looks so shining n tempting…thalippu vadagam gives more flavor illa..I never tried adding vadagam for making masalas…nice idea..thanx

  6. Priya says:

    Healthy and my fav poriyal..love it..

  7. Biny Anoop says:

    hey dat is gud…usual at my home…love it more with chappatithen with rice..its siple and yuy

  8. divya says:

    Wow tempting and delicious,looks so inviting.

  9. Love this simple version, like how okra pieces have retained their shape and texture.

  10. kanthi says:

    Okra, a tasty recipe,will be fine with steamed white rice.

  11. nice recipe. thanks for sharing :)

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