Friday, September 05, 2014

Vendakka Kichadi Recipe| Okra Kichadi| Onam Sadya Special

This year when I was searching for Pachadi/Kichadi recipe, this Okra pachadi(baking method) caught my attention. Already I have posted beetroot pachadi here and cucumber pachadi here. This is the first time I am trying this kichadi, it tastes awesome when served immediately. Let's go to the detailed preparation steps:
Ingredients:
Ladies finger/Okra - 1/4 kg 
Green chilli - 4 
Oil - 1 tsp 
Salt - as required
Curd - 1/4 cup  
To Temper: 
Oil - as required 
Mustard - 1/2 tsp 
Curry leaves - few 
Dry Red Chilli - 1
Method:
1. Slice the ladies finger evenly into small pieces. Sprinkle the salt and add a teaspoon of oil and mix well. Line the baking tray with aluminium foil and spread the ladies finger on the aluminium foil. I followed the baking method. (You can even fry the okra's instead of baking).
2. Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius for 10 mins. Then bake the ladies finger for about 12 to 15 mins. Open the oven and add the chopped chillies to it. Grill(broil) it for another 2 or 3 mins. Make sure not to burn the okra. Allow it to cool completely and add the curd to it. Mix well and if it is thick add little water. Adjust the salt at this stage. In a pan, add some oil and allow the mustard, curry leaves and dry red chillies to crackle. Then add this mixture to the pachadi.
Serve it immediately. I served it with pavakkai sambar and steamed rice.
Points to remember:
  • If you are not baking, then heat enough oil and fry the okra's till it is golden brown. Spread it in a tissue paper and remove the excess oil. Then add the curd and temper.
  • Baking consumes less oil and healthy too.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya

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