Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Easy Side dish with Okra and yoghurt / vendakkai thayir pachadi - 10 minute wonder recipe series

Okra has always been one of my favorite veggies ever since childhood and this recipe is well - liked by everyone in my family.


Okra and yoghurt Side dish / vendakkai thayir pachadi recipe:

Serves: 4
Prep/cook time: 10 minutes


Okra - 1 pound cut into thin roundelles
Fresh Cut Onion - 1
Low-fat or non-fat yoghurt - 1 cup
Green chillies - 3
For seasoning: Mustard seeds, cilantro - few sprigs, cummin powder, salt and pepper, cooking oil - 2tbsps


In a frying pan, add 1 tbsp of cooking oil and when it heats up, add the mustard seeds and when they begin to crackle, add cut okra and onions

Let okra and onion fry well, till it gets crisp. This takes about 6 to 7 minutes on a medium high flame(especially if the okra slices are thin)

Then in a mixing bowl, add the yoghurt and other seasonings...finally add the cooked okra and onion.

Mix well and serve chilled or at room temperature.

This dish makes a great accompaniment for rice as well as rotis.


  1. I love okra too. I'll be trying this the next time I find some.

  2. Taste Traveller, Hi!

    Do let me know how this okra recipe turns out...btw, I stopped by your blog and thought the recipes were very interesting!


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