Vendakka/Okra Masala Fry


       The world’s most beautiful women, Cleopatra of Egypt and Yang Guifei of China loved to eat okra according to the history record 🙂   Okra is low in calories at about 25 for 1/2 cup sliced cooked okra.  It is also a good source of vitamins A and C  and valuable nutrients such as folic acids, iron, fiber and calcium. Click here to read more health benefits of okra.


Vendakka/Okra Masala Fry



1.  Okra – 15 – 20 cut into halves

2.  Chili powder – 1/2 – 1 tsp

3.  Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

4.  Coriander powder – 1-1.5 tsp

5.  Cumin powder – A pinch

6. Garam masala powder – 1/4 – 1/2 tsp

7.  Salt – To taste

8. Oil – 2 – 3 tsp





1.   Heat about 2  – 3 tsp oil in a cheena chatti or any  deep pan.  Add the okra and little salt. Cover and cook for 1 minute. Remove the lid and stir-fry for a few minutes at medium heat.  Now add chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder.  Continue stir-frying. Sprinkle little water if it is too dry.



2.  When the okra is cooked, add garam masala powder and a pinch of cumin powder.  Check for salt. Stir-fry for one more minute and switch off. Serve hot with chapatis / rice.







Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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