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Vendakkai Pachadi

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Pachadi is a curry based side dish/ accompaniment. Vendakkai pachadi is more of a ladies finger raita that has a blend of coconut and tempering as well with fried bhindi and spices. It has a crunch from the dal, soothing and splendid flavor from the tadka and savory taste from the curd. It is mostly served with rice, idli and even dosa.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsDinner, Lunch
CuisineSouth Indian
Servings 3


  • Lady's finger- 20 - 25 chopped into rounds
  • Green chilli- 1 chopped
  • Coconut- ½ cup
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • For tempering:
  • Urad dal- 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Dry red chilli- 1 broken
  • Turmeric powder- 1-2 pinches
  • Curry leaves- 5-6
  • Asafoetida- ¼ tsp
  • Salt
  • Oil- 1 tsp


  • Grind the coconut into smooth paste by adding little water and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the lady's finger, green chilli, salt to taste and fry on medium heat till it is crispy and golden. Approximately around 10-15 mins. Let it cool down completely.
  • Add the curd and coconut paste in a mixing bowl and mix well till smooth.
  • Add the fried lady's finger to it and mix well.
  • To make tempering, heat oil in a pan, add urad dal, mustard seeds, red chilli, curry leaves and let it crackle. Add turmeric and hing saute for few secs and take off the heat.
  • Pour the tempering over the mixture, mix well and serve.

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Akum Raj Jamir
Akum Raj Jamir

A foodie and a passionate cook. Loves everything about food. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and develop new recipes.

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