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Vendaikkai Mandi

posted 28 Jan 2014, 06:46 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 28 Jan 2014, 06:46 ]
Ingredients:
Lady's Finger - 20 to 25 nos.
Onion - 1 big
Garlic flakes - 10 nos
Green Chillies - 6 nos
Tamrind paste - 3 to 4 tbsp
Raw rice water - 1/2 cup
Curry Leaves - 1/4 cup
Coriander Leaves - finely chopped 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Asafodeita - 1/2 tsp
Gingely Oil - 6 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Bengal gram - 2 tbsp

How to make Raw Rice Water:
Wash and soak 1/2 cup of raw rice in 3/4 cup of water for about 1 hour. This water can be used to make Mandi.

Method:
Add 1 cup of water to tamrind paste. Add turmeric powder, salt and hing to the tamrind water. Wash the lady's fingers and cut them to 3/4th inch pieces. Chop the onions and garlic into fine pieces. Slit the green chillies into half without cutting them into two.

In a shallow vessel, heat 4 tbsp of oil and fry the lady's fingers and keep them aside. Heat oil again and add mustard seeds. When they splutter add the bengal gram and curry leaves. Add the garlic, onion, green chillies and fried Lady's finger pieces. Mix them thoroughly.

Add the tamrind water and mix well. When it starts bubbling add the raw rice water. Boil till the whole mixture turns thick in texture.

Lady's finger Mandi, Vendaikkai mandi is ready.
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