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Ladies Finger Pachadi

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A simple and easy to make side dish for biryanis and pulaos.
Ladies Finger Pachadi / Bhindi Pachadi / Okra Pachadi

Ladies Finger Pachadi  is a very simple and tasty dish usually served alongside rice dishes.

Also known as Vendakkai Pachadi in the South and Bhindi Pachadi in the North, it is also called as Okra Pachadi in places outside India.

The ladies finger pachadi is a staple dish made during festivals like Onam, Diwali and special occasions like wedding or any traditional celebration in South India.

Ladies Finger Pachadi

Making this side dish is pretty easy as it takes less than 15 to 20 minutes to make and requires simple, everyday ingredients.

Ladies Finger Pachadi / Bhindi Pachadi / Okra Pachadi
4.50 from 2 votes

Ladies Finger Pachadi Recipe

A simple and easy to make side dish for biryanis and pulaos.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian, South Indian
Keyword: bhindi pachadi, okra pachadi

Ingredients for Ladies Finger Pachadi

  • 250 g Ladies Finger / Bhindi / Okra
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 3/4 cup Thick Curd
  • as per taste Salt

How to make Ladies Finger Pachadi

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
  • Add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and temper them.
  • Add the chopped ladies finger, turmeric powder and fry well.
  • In a bowl, mix the curd and salt.
  • Add the fried ladies finger and serve them.

As with any recipe in India, there are a few variations to this dish too. Some of them are:

  • Vendakkai Mango Pachadi – Raw mangoes are chopped and added at step #3 alongwith 2 tsp of powdered jaggery.
  • Vendakkai Sweet Pachadi – To the regular pachadi, 50g of powdered jaggery are added.


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Sunita Karthik
Sunita Karthik
Sunitha Karthik is a food lover who loves experiment with food. She worked in BPO industry for several years before deciding to settle down with family. She is a self-taught cook who has learnt to cook by experimenting with ingredients and watching various cooking shows. Mother of two kids and supporting her husband's business, she still finds time to cook up a storm in the kitchen.

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