Vandakka Varutharachathu Recipe – വറുത്തരച്ച വെണ്ടക്ക കറി – Onam Special Recipe – Kerala Style Vendakka Varutharacha Curry2017-07-06
- Cuisine: Indian, Kerala, കേരളം
- Course: Curry, Dinner, Side Dish, കുട്ടാന്, കൂട്ടാന്
- Skill Level: Moderate
- Yield : 1 big bowl
- Servings : 4 person
- Prep Time : 15m
- Cook Time : 15m
- Ready In : 30m
Vandakka Varutharachathu Recipe – വറുത്തരച്ച വെണ്ടക്ക കറി – Onam Special Recipe – Kerala Style Vendakka Varutharacha Curry
This vandakka varutharacha curry is my favorite, easy to cook and tasty vegetarian curry which goes very well with kerala parboiled matta rice.
- Ladies Finger ( വെണ്ടക്ക ) - 250 gms
- Grated Coconut - 3/4 cup
- Fennel Seeds ( പെരും ജീരകം ) - 1/4 tbsp
- Coriander Powder - 2 tbsp
- Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tbsp
- Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tbsp
- Shallots - 5
- Ginger - 1/2 inch length
- Curry leaves - 6
- Green Chilli - 2
- Salt to taste
- For Seasoning
Oil (Coconut Oil) - 3 tbsp
- Fenugreek Seeds ( ഉലുവ ) - 2 pinch
- Mustard Seeds ( കടുക് ) - 3 pinch
- Dry Whole Chilli - 2 nos
- Some Curry Leaves
Firstly, clean ladies finger & fry it without any oil in a thick bottom pan (nammada cheena chatti 😉 ) until the watery feeling of ladies finger disappear.
For gravy: Fry fresh coconut until golden brown. To this add 1/4 tbsp fennel seeds, 2 tbsp coriander powder, 1/4 tbsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder, 5 shallots, 1/2 inch length ginger, 6 curry leaves and stir fry until the masala gets heated.
Then switch off the flame and allow it to cool. After that, grind well adding enough water to make a fine paste.
Pour this to a clay pot and allow it to boil. You can add enough water as per your requirement. To the boiling gravy, add some chopped shallots, 2 green chilli and salt to taste.
After 5 minutes, add fried ladies finger to the gravy and allow it to cook for 2 minutes.
In parallel do a seasoning by heating oil (coconut oil) in a pan. Sputter Fenugreek Seeds (uluva), mustard seeds (Kaduku), dry whole chilli & some curry leaves.
Add the seasoning on top of curry and mix well. Check salt.
If salt is less, add and adjust it, as per your taste... If more .... ayoooo... be careful to add less salt. I felt, this curry tastes better with little less salt!!! Not a joke, actually I felt like that...
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