Ladies Finger Tamarind Kootu | Vendakkai Puli Kootu

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Ladies Finger Tamarind Kootu
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This Ladies finger tamarind kootu / vendakkai puli kootu tastes so delicious when had with hot hot steaming rice and goes well with idli, dosa and even chapathi too. This is a very simple recipe, the sourness from tamarind and the spiciness from green chilli, makes this dish tastes tangy and hot with added spices. It is different from the regular kootu varieties, as we don’t use coconut or curd. Let’s go to the recipe making…..

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Ladies Finger Tamarind Kootu

Ladies Finger Tamarind Kootu | Vendakkai Puli Kootu

Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe Category:  Side dish / Lunch
Preparation + Cooking Time : 25 Mins | Serves : 2 to 3

  • Lady’s finger / Okra – 1/2 kg
  • Big Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Green chilli – 3
  • Tamarind – 1 Small gooseberry sized
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Sambar Powder / Kuzhambu milagai thool – 2 tsp
  • Salt – As Required
  • Rice Flour – 2 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves – 1 tblsp
To Temper
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
  • Oil – 1/2 tblsp

1. Soak tamarind in hot water for 15 minutes, extract tamarind water and discard the pulp. Wash and chop okra into 1 inch pieces. Chop onion, tomato and slit green chilli’s.
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2. Heat oil in a pan, add the okra and saute in medium flame till the sliminess in the okra leaves.Ladies Finger Tamarind Kootu Steps23. In the same pan add oil and temper with the ingredients listed in the table ‘To temper’.
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4. Add onion, green chilli and saute till it turns transparent. Then add tomato and saute again until mushy.
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5. Now add turmeric powder, sambar powder and mix well. Then add the sauted okra’s.
Vendakkai Puli Kootu Steps56. Add salt and tamarind water. Cover it with a lid and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Vendakkai Puli Kootu Steps67. In a bowl add rice flour with little water and mix well to avoid lumps. Pour the rice flour water and cook for 2 more minutes, until it reaches a saucy consistency. Garnish with coriander leaves.
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Serve this vendakkai puli kootu with hot rice and any sambar.


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1. Always choose tender and fresh okra’s for this ladies finger tamarind kootu.
2. Adjust green chillies as per spiciness required.
3. Always saute okra, to get rid of sliminess in the veggie.
4. Tamarind quantity can be increased or decreased as per tanginess required.
5. Tamarind extract can be replaced with 1.5 tsp of tamarind paste.
6. Addition of rice flour is a must, to give thickness to the kootu.
7. The consistency of this vendakkai puli kootu, should be saucy only not watery.
8. Other veggies like yam, cluster beans, brinjal, banana flower can also be used.

Vendakkai Puli Kootu

Vendakkai Puli Kootu

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Comments (2)

  1. posted by Sundari on June 5, 2017

    Very unique and yummy kootu! can imagine the flavours!

  2. posted by Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen on June 8, 2017

    I have never had tamarind with ladies finger, but it sounds fantastic.


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