Vendakka Karakuzhambu

Vendakka (Okra) Karakuzhambu
AuthorVilasini Gopinath
RatingDifficultyIntermediate
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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins
Ingredients
 200 Gram Ladies Finger (Okra)
 1 Onion (big)
 10 Shallots
 5 Garlic
 1 Tomato (big)
 Tamarind - size of a big lime
 5 tbsp Grated Coconut
 10 Cashew nuts
 ½ tsp Turmeric powder
 2 tsp Chilli powder
 2 tsp Coriander powder
 ½ tsp Mustard seeds
 ½ tsp Fenugreek seeds
 Curry leaves - a sprig
 3 tbsp Oil
 Salt to taste
 Coriander leaves to garnish
Method
1

Vendakka KaraKuzhambu or Kulambu is an easy to make curry made often for lunch, promising the benefits of okra. It is best served with rice. The Karakuzhambu can be made using brinjal, drumstick or Okra. Here, we talk of Vendakka (Okra) Karakuzhambu.

Take a look here on how to prepare this Karauzhambu with Vendakka or Okra. To start with, heat oil in a pan. Then, add in mustard seeds. When it begins to crackle you can add in fenugreek seeds. Also, wait till it becomes golden in colour.

2

Then add in small onions and garlic. When it becomes soft then add big onion and the curry leaves. Furthermore, fry it well and then add okra to it. Next, sauté it well.

3

Then add tomato, salt and all the spices. You can also sauté it till the raw smell diminishes. Then add tamarind water and cook the vendakka karakuzhambu with the pot covered. When the Okra curry is cooked well, you can go on to add in coconut and cashew paste.

4

Also make sure to add the required amount of water. Then let it cook for 2-3 minutes with the lid of the pot closed till you get the desired consistency for the vendakka karakuzhambu. Then remove the Vendakka (Okra) Karakuzhambu from fire and garnish with coriander leaves.

Recipe by : Vilasini Gopinath
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 128g

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.66g11%
Saturated Fat 0.719g4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 352mg15%
Potassium 328mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 13.29g5%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g12%
Sugars 3.75g
Protein 2.53g6%

Vitamin A 19%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 7%
Iron 6%
Vitamin E 19%
Vitamin K 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Disclaimer : The nutrition facts given in this site is for informational purpose and indicative of the estimated serving sizes. It is only an approximate nutritional value and could change depending on the product types, brands, substitutions and amount of ingredients used.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 200 Gram Ladies Finger (Okra)
 1 Onion (big)
 10 Shallots
 5 Garlic
 1 Tomato (big)
 Tamarind - size of a big lime
 5 tbsp Grated Coconut
 10 Cashew nuts
 ½ tsp Turmeric powder
 2 tsp Chilli powder
 2 tsp Coriander powder
 ½ tsp Mustard seeds
 ½ tsp Fenugreek seeds
 Curry leaves - a sprig
 3 tbsp Oil
 Salt to taste
 Coriander leaves to garnish

Directions

Method
1

Vendakka KaraKuzhambu or Kulambu is an easy to make curry made often for lunch, promising the benefits of okra. It is best served with rice. The Karakuzhambu can be made using brinjal, drumstick or Okra. Here, we talk of Vendakka (Okra) Karakuzhambu.

Take a look here on how to prepare this Karauzhambu with Vendakka or Okra. To start with, heat oil in a pan. Then, add in mustard seeds. When it begins to crackle you can add in fenugreek seeds. Also, wait till it becomes golden in colour.

2

Then add in small onions and garlic. When it becomes soft then add big onion and the curry leaves. Furthermore, fry it well and then add okra to it. Next, sauté it well.

3

Then add tomato, salt and all the spices. You can also sauté it till the raw smell diminishes. Then add tamarind water and cook the vendakka karakuzhambu with the pot covered. When the Okra curry is cooked well, you can go on to add in coconut and cashew paste.

4

Also make sure to add the required amount of water. Then let it cook for 2-3 minutes with the lid of the pot closed till you get the desired consistency for the vendakka karakuzhambu. Then remove the Vendakka (Okra) Karakuzhambu from fire and garnish with coriander leaves.

Recipe by : Vilasini Gopinath
Vendakka Karakuzhambu

Vilasini Gopinath

A homemaker and an expert cook, her recipes are always delicious and mouthwatering. She loves trying out new dishes that are yummy. In her recipes you’ll find everything from breakfast to desserts (Well, as the name suggest she’s my mom and now you definitely know how I turned out a foodie). Get her treasured recipes here.

She also loves to cook and feed her family and friends

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