Monday, March 23, 2009

Vendakkai More Kuzhambu(Ladies Finger Or Okra Curd Curry)

This curry which is most compatible with rice will be popular among all in south India.Chettinad is also no exception.I dont think there will be much difference in preparation too.Those who dont like curd rice also will like this curry.For those who cannot take curd can also have this without any problem.Usually people use sour curd for the curry.But I always preffer the normal one without much sourness.More Kuzhambu can be made with many vegetables.The best suited will be Vendakkai or Okra and poosanikkai.

Ingredients
Ladies finger-8
Onion-little
Curd-2 cups
To grind
Corriander seeds-1 table spoon
cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Channa dhal(kadalai paruppu)-1 table spoon
Red chillies-2
green chillies-2
Ginger-a very small piece
Grated cocunut-2 table spoons
To Season
Cocunut oil1 teaspoon
Red chillies-2
mustard seed-1 teaspoon
Curry leaf-little
Procedure
Soak the items given in to grind for 20 minutes.Then grind it to a smooth paste.Beat the curd in a mixie with little salt and turmeric powder.Add 1 more cup of water with it and keep aside.Cut the ladies finger into small pieces(1/2 inch).In a kadai in little oil saute the onion cut length wise and the ladies finger pieces nicely for 5 minutes.Add 1/2 cup water and cook the pieces till done.Once the pieces are cooked add the ground masala mixed in half cup of water with the salt needed.Let the mixture come to boil.Now add the curd and switch off within 2 minutes.Many have a complaint that the curd curdles.The safest way is to switch off the stove immediately after adding the curd.There is no need for the curd to get cooked.Now in a seperate kadai season the curry in cocunut oil with the items given in To season and pour on top of the curry and leave it like that till you use it(dont mix the seasoning immediately)




24 comments:

Happy cook said...

I have never had vendakkai like this. I would love to make this, if i could get good okra here, but most of the time okra which i get here is so old.

DEESHA said...

thatz totally awesome. O love okra N this is such a lovely dish

Cilantro said...

Our favorite. It is aimple preparation in our household. Will try your version.

Cham said...

Except coriander seeds, my version is same. I love vendakkai moor kuzhambu! Delicous one Aunty!

Jennifer said...

Yum! vendakkai and yogurt, who can pass it up!!

Raji said...

Again a mouthwatering recipe, mine is the same except for the dhania... Thanks Aachi

Kayal said...

My favourite more kulambu that too with vendaikkai...Will try out your version too.

nirupa said...

hi solai, i tried diz receipe... it came out well... plz post some sidedishes for appam and idiyappam,some more snack varieties,basic sambhar...
my hubby z not showing interest in idiyappam as i couldnt make out gud side dish for tat... help me

nirupa said...

post some lunch box receipes.... not able make different items... atleast giv me some ideas and post some dinner tiffen receipes apart from dosa,idly,kuli paniyaram,appam,adai

Solai Chidambaram said...

nirupa we make kosamalli or pachadi only for idyappam.Try once it will be awsome

Jhanani said...

Aachi, yesterday i made this, as I got some fresh ladies finger.

Rombha taste-a erundudu. I switched off, immediately pouring the curd and it was awesome.

Thanks a lot.

WhyteHousieBala said...

Hi Solai achi,

I'm also from chettiar family.. (Karaikudi).. We rarely make this dish @ home.. I'm currently @ London.. so gave it a try and it came out fantastic... gonna have it with paasi payaru thuvattal..

Bala

iyer said...

I tried your recipe today and it was WONDERFUL! I do not eat a lot of spice and so I cut down the green and red chillies by half. The flavor was fantastic. My husband and I could not stop eating our lunch. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Swarnam said...

Hi solai achi, i am from valayapatti. Chettiyar family. I didnt learn cooking from my mom. Instead i refer all your receipes... Awsome, delicious, your preparation is too good. Thanks for your posting. :)

Ram said...

Aachi, today i made mor kuzhambu for Aneetha as she loves it...

As you mentioned Vendakkai and Poosanikkai are nice... same is the case with saypankilangu... however, today we didnt have these, so tried with Podalangai!! :D

As i love cooking, i like to change / make differences - always variety thrills me...

It really came out well - Because aneetha is very choosy eater, and she liked it...

I have not seen your post before i made the morkuzhambu - so, i missed the chana dal (kadala paruppu) that you added...

What I did differently, and would also suggest you to try Achi was -

instead of soaking the coriander seeds, jeera, greenchillies, and red - I added a bit of oil, and dry fried mustard (a littlebit), coriander seeds, jeera, green chillies, and turmeric powder.. finally added cocunut grated to this oil and fried it too.... then, put it in mixer grinder and made a smooth paste (ofcourse adding some buttermilk instead of water)...

one more tip - if someone wants to make the curd without splitting -
first make buttermilk (slightly loose), then microwave for such time that it doesnt get very hot (mild heat)... then, put the kuzhambu kadai and add the seasoning (this is mustard, red chilli (gundu milaga vathal, a bit of hing powder) then add the buttermilk, then the blend paste.... :)

I will try with two items that i missed (ginger and kadalai paruppu)... Aneetha for some reason adds pachaarisi too :)

mine was typical kerala style i guess (i dont know! but it was tasting so) - And, this is the first time i am keeping mor kuzhambu without any recipe.. just by taste and thought.... :)

Ram

Kutty said...

Hi Solai Achi,

I tried ur more kolambu receipe today. Really it came out well.
I did slight modification by adding coriander powder directly and adding kadali mavu by dissolving it in water, Also for vegetables I added vendakadai fry to the kolambu finally.

This was he first time I tried more kolambu and it came out well

AppletonBeauty said...

Thanks for this recipie I am sure I'm going to make it often

Skl said...

Hello aunty,
We cooked this recipe today,it turned out very well,have done more kuzhambu before but your recipe tasted really great,didn't know about soaking and grinding the ingredients,It was awesome,thank you,
Skl

Anitha Rajesh said...

hello Aunty,

I am a beginner in cooking and I tried it for the first time and came out so well.

Thanks a lot.!!

Priya Ammaiyappan said...

I tried this recipe and it came out soooo good.. Thanks Solai for your fantastic recipes:)

aishrulez said...

Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe it comes out very well every time and I have a lot of fans for it including my father in law !

mohan ramasamy said...

I tried it for adai.. the compination of adai and vendikkai more kulambu in US for dinner awesome :)

suresh B said...

It was very delicious

Shruti Swami said...

mor kuzhambu arumaiyo arumai. romba nanna irundhadhu.