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Easy Vendakkai Poriyal (Ladies finger Fry)

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Okra, also known as vendakkai, ladies finger or bhindi is widely used in Indian curries, poriyal (side dishes) and stir-fries.

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The easiest way to make vendakkai poriyal without stickiness is to cook it in the microwave. This vendakkai fry is a low-carb, low-calorie side dish you may not want to miss!

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Ladies finger olive oil onion curry leaves

chilli powder Ground coriander ground cumin salt

Ingredients for  vendakkai fry

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Rinse and wipe the ladies fingers with a kitchen towel. They should be completely dry before cooking.

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How to make vendakkai poriyal

Trim the bhindi at both ends and chop into 1/2 cm thin pieces. Place in a wide microwave-safe bowl.

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Sprinkle coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder and salt on the chopped ladies finger. Mix well. Add oil and toss again.

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Place in the microwave (leave the bowl open) and cook on high power for 10 minutes. (no sauteing or frying on hot stove!)

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The ladies finger fry will look like this after the first 10 minutes of cooking. The stickiness is still there...

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Take out the bowl from the microwave. Add chopped onions and curry leaves. Mix well and cook for another 10 minutes.

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However, if you like your vendakkai poriyal a little more browned, stir and cook for 5 more minutes. Can you see the difference?

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If you’ve ever thought that you hate ladies finger, now is the time to change your mind! Imagine being able to cook a healthy side dish without literally sweating out!

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