Vendaikaai Theyal

Vendaikaai Theyal
Vendaikaai Theyal

Vendaikaai Theeyal, South indian Comfort curry, just preparing the masala is a big part, other than it is under a cook preparation.. i love this they’ll a lot.. best with all breakfast too, when serving this in lunch with hot steamed rice, drizzled with a tsp of ghee taste awee than anything.. simply i enjoy the curry without any side dish..

I have few more theeyal and south indian curry in this page, this is a bit different and quick one to prepare.. Vendaikaai is a protein rich vegetable.. this is recommended to eat raw for kids to improve their brain growth, also those who have less memory power regularly recommended to eat 1 or 2 vendaikaai in morning, kids avoid this vendaikaai coz of the stickiness, yes i too hate this in my schooldays, mom used to cook this for 2-3 times in a week, like sambar, poriyal, curry.. This curry taste very good with idli dosa.. don’t miss it.. hurry up soon try and let me know the result too..

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Vendaikaai Theyal

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: South Indain Curry
Prep Time: 20 mins    |  Cook time: 30 mins    |  Serves: 2


Ladies Finger/Vendaikaai 200gms
Onion 1/4 cup chopped
Tomato 1 medium sized
Garlic 3-4 pods
Oil 4-5 tsp
Mustard 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves 1 spring
Salt as needed
Tamarind Paste 1 tsp

To Roast & Grind

Coconut 1/4 cup
Pearl Onion 6-7 nos
Garlic 3-4 pods
Pepper 1 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Methi seeds 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Chillie Powder 1 tsp
CorianderPowder 1 tsp
Sambar Powder 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves 1 spring


 1. Take all the ingredients in the roast and grind table.. roast this in a non stick pan for few mins in low flame, roast until the raw smell removes.., make it cool and grind grind the masala along with the tamarind paste.. should grind it to a buttery texture..

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 2. Heat a Pressure pan with oil, Temper with mustard, Saute the chopped onion, Garlic, curry leaves, saute until they done, now add the vendaikaai/Ladies finger.. Fry this in the tempered oil, fry till they cook well, once there is no thread form the vendaikaai/ladies finger, it was done.. 
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 3.Add in the chopped Tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes get mash, Add in the grinded paste and salt, check for the taste if need add some more tamarind water/paste to adjust the taste.., Cook this in medium flame till the oil separates on the top..
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  • Fry the ingredients till the raw smell goes..
  • Make a buttery smooth paste..
  • If you don’t have tamarind paste, then use tamarind water..
  • Cook the vendaikaai/Ladies Finger completely in the oil.. If it does not done, the curry will ooooyee gooey like vendaikaai/Ladies finger thread..Completely cook until the the thread goes and then add the other things.. 
  • Adjust your spice  level.. i added sambar powder here, it gives a different flavor and taste to the curry..

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