Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Spicy Vendakkai Masala Fry - Lady's finger / Okra / Bhindi masala recipe - Healthy Recipe for kids and Adults - Diabetic Diet Recipe

Lady's finger/vendakkai/okra/bhindi masala recipe is one of the mouth watering healthy recipe which can be done within minutes. Okra is loaded with lotas of minerals and vitamins and so it is good for people of all ages. Improves the mental function and concentration ability of growing kids. This method consumes less oil and so it is good for diabetic people and also for those who want to lose their weight.

Health benefits of Lady's finger:
1. prevents heart disease
2. helps control diabetes
3. helps lose weight
4. prevents cancer
5. improves mental function
6. good for pregnant women
7. improves immunity

Ingredients for making Vendakkai Masala curry 

Bhindi - 1/4 kg
Mustard seeds - 1tsp.
Urad dal - 1 tsp.
Onions - 2
Tomato - 1
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
A sprig of curry leaves
Salt to taste
Cooking oil - 2 tbsps
Coriander leaves - for garnish (optional)

Method for making Vendakkai Masala curry 

1. Wash the Vendakkai and cut them into small pieces. Heat oil in a kadai and saute the vendakkais on low to medium flame for 12-15 mts. This process makes them crispy and may remove the stickiness. Remove from the vessel and keep aside.

2. In the same vessel, add the remaining oil, splutter the mustard seeds add the urad dal and whe the dal turns brown add asafoetida, sliced onions, curry leaves and saute for few minutes.

3. Next add the tomatoes, ginger garlic paste and saute for few seconds next add red chili powder, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and and saute on medium flame.

4. Add the vendakkai sauted in oil and mix well. Cook for 15 minutes and do not close with lid. If you close with lid after adding lady's finger they won't be crispier.

5.  Garnish with coriander leaves and Serve warm with any variety rice or rotis.


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