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Ladies Finger – Tamarind Gravy(Vendakkai puli kolumbu)

Posted by Geetha on November 25, 2008

This gravy is mostly done in south Indian. This recipe goes very well with plain rice.




Ladies finger – ½ kg

Onion – 1

Tomato – 1 / Tomato paste

Green chili – 2

Chili powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 2 tsp

Salt – to taste

Turmeric powder – ½ tsp

Oil – 1 tsp

Tamarind – a small onion size

Mustard seeds – ½ tsp

Urad dal – ½ tsp

Channa dal – ½ tsp


Soak tamarind ina hot water for 10 mins and squeeze the water from it and keep aside.Heat oil in a pan and once it is heated up add channa dal, urad dal, mustard seeds. Allow mustard seeds to splutter and then add onion, green chilies and fry till the onion turns into translucent. Once it is done add tomato and fry till it becomes soft. Then add ladies finger to the mixture and fry for few minutes. Later, add chili powder, coriander powder, and turmeric powder, salt and mix it well so that masala stick to the ladies finger. Fry for 2 mins and add water for about ½ cup and allow the mixture to boil.


Once it stared to boil add tamarind waster and again allow it to boil. Switch off the stove when it turns into gravy form.

Note: Instead of ladies finger you can use brinjal.


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