Vendaikaai Fry/Ladies Finger Fry

Vendaikaai fry/Poriyal, This is very very simple recipe,i love this vegetable a lot, when ever i saw this fresh ladies finger in shop i remember and mom and dad, My dad is a diabetic patient, he used take the fresh vendaikaai from back yard, and mom cook this.. most of the days plates will fill vendaikaai..

This vegetable is a diabetic friendly vegetable, Those who have diabetic wash 2-3 vendaikaai, remove the head and tail, chop them into pieces, take 1/4 cup of water in bowl and add the chopped vegetable and keep it over night and early morning eat the soaked vendaikaai along with the oily water in empty stomach, this vendaikaai water played the role of insulin, and helps to reduce the sugar level.. this is a proven myth.. and cooking this vegetable for me it really a challenge to do in early.. Mom prepare very simple fry chapathi/Roti, that’s awe combination, most of the time i end with poor result, later after browsing lot and lot info from google, i got a clear preparation and cooking method for vendaikaai here i share the one of the easy way to cook this, please check the note for other info and tips.. hope this post will help you…

Vendaikaai Fry/Ladies Finger Fry

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Side dish for Rice
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 30 mins    |  Serves: 2


Vendaikaai 200gms
Oil 3 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Mustard 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal 1/2 tsp
Channa Dhal 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves 1 spring
Pearl Onion 1/4 cup chopped
Sambar Powder 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Salt as needed


 1. Heat a quad with oil, temper with mustard, Urad dhal, channa dhal, Jeera and wait until it splutter, add the chopped onion, ladies finger, and curry leaves together..

 2. Add in the sambar powder, turmeric powder and mix them well, cover this and put the flame to medium, cook this for few mins and saute between..
 3. Add in the Salt and Saute well, And cook till the ladysfinger/Vendaikkai done.


  • Dont chop the Ladies finger/Vendaikaai too small, just chop them into bit size pieces..
  • Using pearl onion gives a best result.
  • Adding some crushed garlic gives more flavor and taste.
  • If you don’t have sambar power, use khasmiri chill powder
  • Mom usually don’t use any spices she use green chili for taste, you can vary the taste by any of your choice..
  • Cook the vendaikaai/ladies finger completely, cook until they remove the thread.. 
  • Don’t use any water to cook ladies finger/Vendaikaai..

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