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June 9, 2011

Bendakaya Perugu Pachadi ~ Okra Raita

Ingredients :

Chopped Okra : 1/2 cup
Curd / Yogurt : 1 cup
Finely chopped ginger : 1 tsp
Finely chopped green chillies : 1 tsp
Curry Leaves : 2 sprigs
Mustard Seeds : 1/4 tsp
Chana Dal : 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/4 tsp
Dried Red chillies : 2
A big pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Oil : 2 tsp


Method :

Heat two teaspoons of oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal let them splutter. When the seeds stop tossing, add the green chillies, red chilli, ginger and curry leaves. Fry for another few seconds and add the okra pieces and turmeric to it and mix well. Fry for a few minutes and close with a lid. Let it cook on a low flame, stirring occasionally. When it's done, switch off the flame and allow it to cool. Combine the okra mixture, salt and curd and mix very well. Serve with hot steamed rice or roti.

23 comments:

  1. vendakai pachadi looks delicious, we make slightly different from this.

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  2. My Telugu MIL makes this often..and I love it!

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  3. Any raita is so perfect for the season.. Making it tasty is a wonderful job...
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  4. Pachadi looks soo creamy and delicious,my fav anytime..

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  5. looks super delicious..my husband likes this a lot..nice with rice or rotis..

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  6. wow, that is such a delicious recipe, love the idea :)

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  7. Love this pachadi (raita) that's what I call it, I posted this quite some time back, I sometimes add tomatoes too with this and it turns very well, may be you could pass that bowl to me :)), Oh! I love okra in all forms!

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  8. We too make this in little different way..liked ur version..

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  9. Bagundhi ee image. Idhi kooda mobiledhe ante nammalenu.

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  10. Love it....Never made it...Quite interesting..

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  11. Cool and refreshing one. Nice recipe... YUM!

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  12. @ Suma,

    Ha ha.. Nijame idi mobile photo kaadu.. Last week Sakshi paper lo na recipes publish ayyayi.. dani kosam valle teesaru photos, Nikon D200 ;).. but preparation nade :)

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  13. Delicious and lovely pachadi. Feel like emptying the whole bowl.

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  14. Raits looks creamy yummy. perfect for summers..
    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  15. This Raita is very perfect for this summer !! so cool and refreshing !!

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  16. aww love this raitha...especially when okra becomes little roasted it gives an extract taste with thick curd :) loved it and photo looks yummicious :)

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  17. vendakkai pachadi is one of my favs!!tempting presentation!

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