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Vendakka Thakkali Curry/ Okra Tomato Curry

Vendakka thakali curry or vendakka palu curry is Vendakka/okra and thakali/tomato cooked in coconut sauce. It is a popular charu curry which a creamy consistency,little spicy and a bit tangy and it  goes well with rice. You can either grind coconut into a fine paste or just add thick coconut milk.


Vendakka/Okra- 15- 20
Tomato- 2
Shallots/Onion- 10
Garlic- 2-3
Coconut milk-1 1/2 cup
Green chilly- 3
Chilly powder- 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Fenugreek powder-1/3 tsp
Vinegar- 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp

Cut okra into small pieces. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add curry leaves followed by okra and fry for two minutes. Add shallots and continue frying till okra is nearly cooked. Add salt. turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder,garlic and fry for a minute. Now add tomato cubes and saute for a minute( no need to mash tomatoes). Add in coconut milk and make it to the consistency you like( or  you can add coconut paste). Allow this to simmer and finally add fenugreek powder and vinegar(add vinegar is optional, some like adding 2-3 tsp of yogurt instead). Serve with rice.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy


  1. Delicious okra curry- Just need a hot roti to polish it off :)

    US Masala

  2. Luv okras in any form...looks super yumm

  3. so creamy and delicious curry !! loved the texture

  4. It looks rich and yummy..Picture is so nice.

  5. Yummy curry...Great with boiled rice...

  6. Slurp,wat a wonderful bowl of delicious okra curry...

  7. Vendakka thakkali curry adipoli. oru thoran koode undu ennal unnu kushal.

  8. looks so yummy, perfect with rice/roti.

  9. Fabulous currry looking real delicious.

  10. Pics r droooolworthy it

  11. I need something for my dosa rt away.. pass here

  12. Hi dear, How are you? Thank you very much for the warm wishes. Take care :)

  13. Adipoli chechi, vendakka vachu enthu undakiyalum enikishtama, this one is no different!

  14. Delicious okra curry! Perfect with rice.

  15. I love vendakka too.The importance of such a curry comes at a time you dont have anything other than some veggies in fridge..I think we all meet with such situations in life often..Looks creamy Suja.

  16. wow....what a lovely curry dear....I'm bookmarkinh it...this is a must try for me !

  17. New recipe to me,but sounds and looks very tempting with tomatoes in the pictures!

  18. suja this looks so hearty and yum- pass on some rotis or hot rice with it !

  19. Wow. Yum curry :) I loveeee okra

  20. ha chorinu adipoli curry nalla combo

  21. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments.

  22. Wow it looks sooo tempting .. feel like having it right now :)

  23. i have both these..will try and make it soon

  24. nice veggie curry.. I am always on lookout for veggie curries... thanks for the recipe!

  25. hai Suja
    Vendakai Thakkali curry looks perfect...
    First time here... you have a beautiful space and a yummy collection of recipes...glad to follow you...

  26. Adipoli curry..Perfect with chapatis..Nice click!

  27. I'm so in love with all your recipes and pictures!!

  28. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

  29. I am going to try this dish today. It looks very tempting

  30. I tried this 2day as I dint have anything else to cook for lunch...wanted something diff than moru curry and sambar. Tnx for the recipe. It came out well.


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