Ladies finger/Okra/Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu(kulambu)/ Bendakaaya Pulusu

Okra / Ladies Finger - around 12 Cut into big pieces
Onion - 1 big chopped fine
Tomato - 1 chopped fine
Tamarind - lime size soak in water and extract thick pulp
Garlic(optional) - 4 pods
Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
Dhaniya powder - 1 tbsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
Coconut - 1/2 cup grated( grind to a smooth paste)
Salt as needed
Oil - 2 tbsp
Gingelly oil - 1 tbsp

For temperting:-
Mustard seeds, urad dhal, curry leaves.

Heat oil in a pan and add onions...fry till light brown next add tomatoes ...mash and fry till they are pulpy...then add garlic( optional) and okra's...saute for 3 or 4 minutes and add all the powders( can substitute with your home made powder)....mix well and add the tamraind pulp...if needed can also add a cup of water...reduce flame and cook for 5 minutes...next add coconut paste and salt...let it all cook together for another 6 to 7 minutes.

For tempering-heat oil in a different small kadai and add mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves...pour it on the curry...just before removing can add a tbsp of gingelly oil ( optional)....goes well with rice.
If you want the okra to retain its texture..then you can fry them seperately and add it to the curry just before removing.

3 comments/Reactions:

Anonymous said...

I made this kolambu, it came up v.nicely.

I used drumstick instead of okra.

Seng likes v.much.thanks padma

Padma said...

Thanks Sheela..yeah sure you can make the same puli kuzhambu by substituting with other veggies like drumstick, garlic, brinjal,sundakkai or manathakkali

Anonymous said...

like it...

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