Saturday, 21 January 2012

Vendakka Kichadi

Kichadi is a dish made in Kerala that is nothing but a kind of raita. Vendakka is okra or ladies finger. I will give a couple of kichadi recipes that I made recently.


Vendakka (okra) 1 cup
Coconut 1/4 cup
Green Chilli 1
Curry Leaves few
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Yogurt/Curd 1 cup

Mustard 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves few
Red Chilli 1

Oil and salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Cut the okra into thin circles. The thinner the better.

2. Heat oil (take a generous serving) in a pan and add the mustard.

3. When it sputters, add the curry leaves and red chilli.

4. When it sizzles, add the cut okra and fry it till it starts to brown. 

5. Transfer to a bowl and let it cool.

6. In the meanwhile, grind coconut, curry leaves, green chilli and jeera into a fine paste adding enough water. 

7. Pour this into the cooled okra. 

8. Add some salt and yogurt and mix well. 

Vendakka Kichadi (Okra raita) is ready to be served. Look out for beetroot kichadi coming soon.

Linking this to Kerala Kitchen Event this month hosted by Kaveri of Palakkad Chamayal


  1. Totally Yummy


  2. delicious luking kichadi....lovely recipe

  3. Yummy kichadi.. I have never used vandakai other than for poriyal... I love this variation.
    Definitely a must try recipe.. bookmarked..

  4. Among all kinds of raitha's and kichadis, vendakka kichadi is my favorite...looks yum!
    Do link it to the Kerala Kitchen Event, Roshni