Vendekka Mor Curry / Ladies finger in Yogurt gravy

I always wanted to try and cook all the bookmarked recipes  but for some reason i was ever able to get to it and then one day  i came across a wonderful event started by Radikha called "BLOG HOP WEDNESDAY" thought  how wonderful  it is to  get a chance to explore a blog and cook something that caught your attention rather just bookmarking it :). For this wednesday i was introduced to a wonderful blog called  "Schmetterlingwords"  with beautiful pictures  and  the wonderful recipes posted by Safas. One of my all time favourite curry is Mor Curry and Safas had a version in which she has used vendekka ( Okra / Ladies Finger) and thought of cooking it. And we all loved it.

Vendakka /Okra  - 1/4 cup , chopped 1/4 inch rounds 
Yoghurt – 1 1/2 cup
Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Ginger garlic paste – 1/4 tsp
Oil – for frying
Salt – as per taste

For Tempering

Mustard seeds – 1/4  tsp
Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – a few
Dried red chilies - 2

  1. Wash the vendaakka and dry them well with a paper towel and  cut them into quarter inch pieces. 
  2. In a bowl mix chilli powder , turmeric powder , ginger garlic paste , salt and okra  .
  3. Mix gently and  set aside for half an hour to marinate. 
  4. Heat the oil in a big frying pan and add the vendekka with out overcrowding the pan. 
  5. Fry the okra and set aside on a paper towel to dry
  6. Take yoghurt in a bowl and add 1/4 water and salt and beat well.
  7. Add the fried okra to it and simmer for a few minutes.
  8. Heat about 2 tsp oil  and pop mustard seeds and add urad dal.
  9. When dal turns brown add the chillies and curry leaves.
  10. Pour it over the yogurt mixture and serve with rice or as a soup.

I'm sending this entry to "Blog-Hop-Wednesdays" at tickling palates.


  1. Delicious recipe ~ a great way to cook n eat okra!

  2. one of my fav comfort dish...yours look so tempting..very nice !!!

  3. Delicious looking okra...salivating here! ;)

  4. Slurp...slurp!!! Looks sooo.... good!!!!

  5. Nice recipe... Perfect for lunch box

  6. Such a simple and yumm dish. Love it with rice and pickle..yumm

  7. Slurp,fingerlicking mor curry..

  8. Hi Nisha, the Mor kurry has come out delicious and perfect. My blog is relatively still young. I'm glad you were able to find something to your liking. Keep visiting :)

  9. nice idea to cook okra
    1st time here do visit my blog

  10. moru curry looks yummy never tried moru with vendakka will try next time

  11. Hi Nisha...First time on your blog...Curry looks so nice...happy to join you dear...Do visit me at

  12. that is just perfect for a hot bowl of rice

  13. My favorite combo! I love to eat those vendakkas as such from the curry!