Vendakai Pachady

Ingredients: Serves 2

Finely chopped lady's finger - 1cup
Finely cut onion - 3/4 cup
Cut tomato - 1/2 cup
Dry red chillies  2 
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Broken white lentils - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - a pinch
Water - 3/4
Salt - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - a few
Coriander leaves - to garnish


Heat oil in a pan. Saute mustard and white lentil. Add red chillies breaking them into two. Add in the onion and curry leaves. Fry till onion begins to brown. Add the tomato and fry over medium flame till tomato is tender. Add the lady's finger, Turmeric powder, Chilli powder, Coriander powder & salt. Fry for a minute. Add water, cover with a lid and cook till lady's fingers are done. There should be some gravy in the dish. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.


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