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Okra Pachadi(Tamil Nadu Style)

Okra cooked in tamarind pulp and spices

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 20 pieces Okra (clean and cut into small pieces)
    • 1 no chopped onion
    • 1/2 cup tomato pieces
    • 1/4 cup tamarind pulp(2 cm size)
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    • 2 tsp chilli powder
    • 1 tsp crushed jaggery
    • 1 tbsp refined oil
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 cup coconut paste (pasted with 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 garlic clove, 1 sambar onion)
    • 1 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1 sprig curry leaves
    • 1 cup water (optional-if you want it as gravy)


    1. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan,add mustard seeds,curry leaves,then okra and onion pieces and saute well for 2 mins.
    2. Add tomato pieces,water,turmeric powder and chilli powder saute for 2 mins till tomato pieces begin to melt.
    3. Add tamarind pulp,crushed jaggery and salt. Allow it to boil for 2 mins.
    4. Add coconut paste and saute for a minute or two,till the masala is done.
    5. Serve it hot with rice,rasam,sambar,curd rice and other variety rices.