Venkakka Kichadi (Okra/Ladies Finger)

Venkakka Kichadi (Okra/Ladies Finger)

A side dish for Kerala Sadya

Preetha Soumyan


  1. 1 Cup Yogurt Curd /
  2. 1/2 Kilogram Okra Lady ' s Finger / / Vendakka
  3. 1 1/4 Teaspoons Turmeric powder
  4. 1 1/2 Teaspoons chilly Red powder
  5. 1 Pinch Cumin Seeds Jeera /
  6. 1 Pinch Asafoetida (Kaayam)
  7. Salt
  8. 2 Tablespoons Oil


15 mins
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    Wash and pat dry Lady's Finger /Okra /Vendakka. Cut the top end of each one and slice into uniformly round pieces.

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    In a bowl mix turmeric, red chilly powder and salt with a teaspoon of water and make a paste of it.

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    Add the cut lady's finger /okra /vendakka pieces into the bowl and mix well with a spoon, so that the masala gets well coated.

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    Heat a non-stick frying pan/ kadai, with oil. Fry the masala coated okra/vendakka on a medium flame.(Do not burn it).

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    When the okra/vendakka is fried, lower the flame and add jeera/cumin seeds. Off the flame and add asafoetida to it. Mix well. Keep aside to cool.

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    Take yogurt/curd in a serving bowl and mix with enough salt. When the okra/vendakka is cooled, add this to curd.

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    Serve with hot steamed rice.

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