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Vendaikkai Nuvala Podi

Published under: BhindiSide Dish

Tamarind Extract – 1 cup
Bhindi (Lady’s Finger/Okra) – 500 gms
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
White Sesame Seeds – 3 tblsp, roasted and ground to a fine powder
Salt as per taste

For Tempering:
Oil – 2 tblsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida Powder – 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chilli – 1, halved
Urad Dal – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves – few

1. Top and tail the bhindi’s and cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
2. Heat oil for tempering in a frying pan.
3. Add the remaining tempering ingredients and fry.
4. When mustard seeds start spluttering, add the chopped bhindi, turmeric and tamarind.
5. Cover pan and cook till bhindi are tender and all moisture is absorbed.
6. Add powdered sesame seeds and salt.
7. Stir fry over high heat till well mixed and dry.
8. Serve hot with plain rice.

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, she still finds time to cook up a storm in the kitchen.

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