Friday, August 17, 2012

Vendakkai Vatha Kolambu (Ladies Finger Vatha Kolambu)

Vendakkai is my ever favorite veggi and it such a yummy one , prepared in any way tastes adorable...
Here goes a vatha kolambu version which I prepared as this was the last one left in my fridge for the week.

Ladies figer, when used in sambar or for kolambu should be slightly fried with little oil in kadai otherwise it can become a little messy as they can become sticky
Preparation time: 40 min; serves : 4 people

Ladies fingers : 250 gms
Tamarind : lemon sized (squeeze in a  250 ml of  water and keep aside) called Puli thanni
Chilly- Coriander powder mix (kolambu thool) - Best if homemade - 2 spoon
Turmeric powder- 1 pinch
salt - to taste
Manathakkali vathal (optional) (this gives the vathal taste to kolabu) - 1 spoon
Jaggery - small pinch

Mustard seeds- 1 spoon
Urad dhal- 1/2 spoon
Channa dhal -1/2 spoon
Curry leaf - 1 spring
Red Chilly (this is also a vathal, finds an ok place for vatha kolambu) - 3
Vendhayam - 3/4 spoon
Jeera -1/2 spoon
Seasame oil - 1 cups
Garlic pods (optional) - 5-6

1. Pour a desired quantity of oil and heat it splutter the seasoning items and fry till roasted nicely.
2. Add the manathakkali vathal and fry
3. Add the already fried ladies finger to this and fry well
4. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt and keep frying
5.Now add water and allow it to cook
6. Add Puli thanni and cook for 15 min open
7. Add jaggery (helps to elute out oil separately) and cook till oil comes out and forms a beautify layer

Tangy Vendakkai Vatha kolambu is ready to delite you. You can add in rice ,serve with any porial or kootu.

Porial and kootu recepies are on the way


  1. I would appreciate if you would write if it is tsp or tablespoon. Thanks.

  2. Oh Sure!

    When I meant a spoon (its just a pinch), as all of them I had mentioned are seasoning ones ; Thanks for the comment :)

  3. Hi i tried it today and came out very well­čśâthank u!!!