Vendakka Mappas / Okra Stew

Vendakka Stew / Vendakka Mappas




  1. Vendakka / Okra – Around 20 – 25 small, cut into 1 – 1.5 inch rounds
  2. Onion – 1/2 medium, thinly sliced
  3. Ginger – 1.5 tsp, chopped
  4. Green chillies – 2 – 3, slit
  5. Tomato – 1 small, sliced
  6. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  7. Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  9. Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Mustards – 1/4 tsp
  11. Curry leaves – 1 – 2 sprigs
  12. Thin coconut milk – 1 cup
  13. Thick coconut milk – 1/2 cup
  14. Salt – To taste
  15. Oil – 2 – 3 tsp


1. Wash the okra well. Wipe them with a paper towel and dry completely. Cut them into 1 – 1.5 inch rounds.

2. Heat oil in a pan at medium heat. Splutter the mustards. Add the sliced onion, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and little salt. Saute for a minute and add the okra pieces. Saute until the slime disappears completely. It takes about 10 – 15 mts at medium heat. Now bring down the heat to medium low and add turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder.  Saute until the raw smell is completely gone. Add sliced tomato, cook for a minute. Add a cup of thin coconut milk and little salt. Bring to a boil. Cover the pan and  cook at medium-low heat until the okra is done. Add thick coconut milk and a few curry leaves. Mix well and taste-check for salt. Cook for a minute. Turn off the flame and serve hot with chapatis or even rice.


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  1. We love this curry anytime,any day.Make this almost like this.Beautiful pictures and presentation.

  2. Never cooked okra with coconut milk..looks n sounds great..will bookmark it :)

    US Masala

  3. Very healthy and amazing looking stew dear.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Yummy curry…coconut milk adds extra flavour to it…Nice presentation…

  5. Looks absolutely mouthwatering …lovely color..

  6. aa vendakka motham njaningu eduthotte

  7. my fav curry….looks yummmy..

  8. looks yummy……

  9. Yummy okra stew

  10. kollam kollam adipoli mappas…

  11. Adipoli mappas…Yummmy

  12. Stew with okra sounds interesting n yummy

  13. This looks mouthwatering,ethuvere try cheytitilla..will surely try this.

  14. vendakka mappas adipoli, vendakka kittumbol try cheyam.

  15. I should try this one soon….:)

  16. Ethu kidilan curry analo, ennu vendakka kittitund, njan def try cheyume…

  17. wat a fantastic recipe…sounds delicious..

  18. hmmmm….reminds me of home… and the vendakka is looking beautiful in the first pic… vendakkas we get here are thumb sized…. :(
    so Iam just looking at ur pic and wishing and wishing and wishing and again wishing that I could just take it out of the screen and have it!!!

  19. What a delicious curry!! I find there is shortage of a tasty bhindi curry…And this solve my prob..Thx for sharing this!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  20. I would love some to eat with my pita!

  21. I ve never had this… Looks delicious.. shall try soon..

  22. Very Healthy and delicious recipe as well:)

  23. Yummy stew,love okra!

  24. healthy and tasty curry ente fav anithu superbb

  25. adipoli stew

  26. Never done okra n coconut milk must try dish.. looks very yumm

  27. This is my hubbys fav..he loves to have it every day…looks yummy and nice presentation.

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