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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Vendakkai Sambar | Okra Sambar

Vendaikkai Sambar | Okra Sambar is a usual recipe in south Indian kitchen. When it is Friday most of us just opt for sambar, poriyal and appalm. It's a popular and every day cooking recipe of Tamilnadu cuisine.

Tur Dal | Toovar Dal- 1/2 cup
turmeric - 1/4 tsp
asefoedita -  3 pinch
Okra / Vendaikkai - 1 cup
Sambar powder - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind extract - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp.
salt to taste
Red chilly - 1
Onion - 1 no.
Tomato - 1 no.

For Grinding:
Coconut - 1/2 cup
shallot - 2
Jeera - 1 tsp
Grind the above ingredients and keep it aside.

  • Wash and pressure cook tur dal along with turmeric and tomatoes.
  • Once the dal it cooked mash it and keep it aside.
  • Temper mustard, curry leaves, whole red chilly, asefoedita in oil.
  • Add onion sauté for while and add the onion and Okra.
  • Saute it in low flame until the okra gets cooked.
  • Add Sambar powder and sauté well until the raw smell goes.
  • Add required water and tamarind extract.
  • Once it starts to boil add the mashed tur dal and salt.
  • Finally add the grinded paste, check for consistency and can add water.
  • Allow to boil for 5 mins and top it with fresh coriander leaves and serve.

Other Sambar Varieties check this link


  1. yummy
    Please link your recipes to my event

  2. Vendakkaya sambar looks delicious.


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