Vendakkai (Bindi) Roast


  1.  500 gms diced okra ( ladies fingers)
  2.  Green chilli or dried red chilli 1 or 2
  3.  Mustard seeds, cumin ( jeera) seeds, urad dall one tsp each
  4.  Oil – two tsp

Pour oil in a pan or kadai and put the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dall and wait till the mustard splutters. Add the chillies, curry leaves and sauté for a minute. Add the diced okra , a teaspoon of salt and sauté. Add one more teaspoon of oil and keep the pan closed lightly. The okra will start roasting in the oil. Keep turning the okra occasionally so as not to blacken them.

Note: Never cut and wash okra. They will become slimy. rather wash and then cut them.