Vendaikkai Pachadi

Vendaikkai Pachadi
 Vendaikkai Pachadi is a traditional Chettinad Recipe often prepared only in Chettinad Homes. Now a days some restaurants are also trying to imitate this dish. Some big restaurants in Cities like Chennai are trying to include these also in their regular menus.

  Vendaikkai Pachadi is a Vegetable Mandi like dish which is often made only with   Vendaikkai ie,. Ladys Finger or Okra. If the cutting is small then it is   Vendaikkai Pachadi. If the size of cutting is large then it is   Vendaikkai Mandi.
  Vendaikkai Pachadi is a very good side dish for meals in the afternoons. It tastes sour and nice.   Vendaikkai Pachadi has a unique taste slightly similar to Mandi.

Now let us how to make   Vendaikkai Pachadi

Chettinad Vendaikkai Pachadi Recipe

Vendaikkai Pachadi Ingredients:
Vendaikkai - 150 gms
Tuvar dal            - ¼ cup
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Green chilli - 6
Small onion - 6
Tamarind - small lime size
Salt                - to taste
To Temper:
Oil                  - 2 tsp
Mustard           - ¼ tsp
Urad dal           - ¼ tsp
Curry leaves       - few

Vendaikkai Pachadi Method:
Half cook tuvar dal with turmeric powder. Chop vendaikkai into thin rounds. Slit green chillies. Peel small onion and cut. Soak tamarind in 1 cup water.
Vendaikkai Pachadi

 Heat oil in a frying pan and add tempering items one by one. Then add onion and green chillies and sauté for a few minutes.
Vendaikkai Pachadi

 Add chopped vendaikkai and sauté till its stickiness goes. Add sauted vendaikkai to the cooked dal. Add tamarind water and salt and cook till done. 
Vendaikkai Pachadi

Serve hot with rice.

Vendaikkai Pachadi



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