Stuffed & Fried Okra (Ladies Finger) / Stuffed Vendakkai Fry

Hello! 🙂 Whenever I see okra, the first thing that comes to my mind is it's link with exams 😛 If you are a South Indian, you would probably know okra, as the vegetable of intelligence. According to all the elders in my family, it is said to improve memory power, and is especially great … Continue reading Stuffed & Fried Okra (Ladies Finger) / Stuffed Vendakkai Fry

Vendakkai Poriyal / Okra dry curry (with tomato)

Ladies finger or Okra is an oft-used vegetable in South Indian homes. It is called ‘Vendakkai’ in Tamil. We tend to normally use this vegetable in Sambar, Morkuzhambu and Poriyal. I was told by my mom that eating Vendakkai makes you a Maths whiz although I haven't really seen any specific, scientific evidence to prove … Continue reading Vendakkai Poriyal / Okra dry curry (with tomato)

Jeera Rice & Dahi Bhindi Masala

Another hot steaming plate of comfort food during the rains! 🙂 Jeera rice is nothing but steamed Basmati white rice seasoned with Cumin. Dahi Bhindi Masala translated means Okra in spiced Yoghurt sauce. Jeera rice is a breeze to make, and the Dahi Bhindi Masala (although involves some effort) compliments the rice deliciously well.  Read on … Continue reading Jeera Rice & Dahi Bhindi Masala