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Vendaikkai More Kuzhambu

posted 21 Jan 2013, 23:20 by R A   [ updated 19 Aug 2013, 05:04 ]
This is one of the dish that is made in almost all the festivals of Tamilnadu.

Lady's finger - 150 gms or approximately 16 to 18 nos    
Coriander seeds - 3 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 cup
Thuvar dal - 4 tbsp
Bengal gram dal - 4 tbsp
Green chillies - 2 nos
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Asafodeita - 1 pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - 1/4 cup
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Curd - 3 cups (unsour)
Bengal gram - 1 tbsp for tempering

     Cut the lady's finger into 1 inch piece. Soak coriander seeds, thuvar dal, bengal gram dal and cumin seeds for about 30 minutes. Grind it to a fine paste along with coconut, green chillies, curry leaves and coriander leaves.

       In a hard bottom vessel, add oil and mustard seeds. When it splutters add bengal gram, turmeric powder and asafodeita. Add the cut lady's finger pieces and salt  and saute them till they become fried and crispy.

       Mix the ground paste to the curd and slowly add it to the pan and mix well. Bring it to a boil and remove from flame.