Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Vendakkai Thayir Pachadi | Okra Thayir Pachadi | Easy Pachadi Recipe

Vedakkai Thayir Pachadi, a delicious accompaniment made from okra and curd.  It's a quick and easy to make accompaniment and it tastes great with rice and sambar or kara kulmabu or vatha kuzhambu.
If you have followed me on IG, you might already knew how much i like this vendakkai thayir pachadi. Whenever i buy okra/vendakkai, i reserve some especially to make this pachadi. All types of curd based pachadi are my favorite and this one is no exception.  

As i said earlier, this recipe is so simple but make sure to saute the okra till they are crispy. That's the key to delicious pachadi. If the okra is slimy and not sauted well, then the texture of the pachadi would be so different and doesn't taste good too.

Related: Vendakkai Thakkali Pachadi/ Okra Tomato Pachadi

Vendakkai /Okra 

Buy the fresh and tender okra for this recipe. Though tender okra takes a bit longer time to get crispy and became slimy free, it blends well with curd and tastes awesome. Okra Raita


Again fresh curd tastes great for this recipe. Here in the recipe, i have used homemade curd, but any store bought curd also works for this pachadi.

Vendakkai Thayir Pachadi 
Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : Recipe CategoryAccompaniment | Recipe CuisineIndian

Vendakkai Thayir Pachadi, Okra Pachadi, Curd pachadi Vedakkai Thayir Pachadi, a delicious accompaniment made from okra and curd.
Lady finger / Okra/Vendakkai - 10 to12
Pearl onion - 2 nos
Mustard & urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Green chili - 1 (crushed)
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Homemade Curd / Plain Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves -for garnishing
Salt - to taste

Vendakkai Thayir Pachadi


Related: How to make curd at cold place

Wash and cut the vendakkai into small pieces. Peel & cut the onions into small pieces. 
Heat the kadai with oil, add mustard , let it splutter and then add urad dal, onions & curry leaves. Saute it for few secs and add okra.
Let the onions become translucent, then add the chopped vendakkai along with salt. Saute till sliminess from the okra leaves completely and it becomes crispy. Switch off the flame and allow to cool a bit.

Saute till the okra becomes crispy. Switch off the flame and allow to cool a bit. Take the curd in a bowl with a pinch salt.

Whisk it till it's smooth. Add the cooked okra into curd and mix it well.Finally garnish with few coriander leaves(optional). 

That's it, Tasty Vendakkai Thayir Pachadi is ready.

Vendakkai Pachadi


  • Wash the okra before chopping. 
  • Don't add the okra into curd when it's hot. It will curdle easily.
  • Taste best with sambar sadam or with any spicy curry too.
  • You can make this without mustard & urad dal tempering too.

Related: How to make Vatha Kulambu

Rice with vatha kulambu, Spinach Kootu and Vedakkai Thayir Pachadi

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