Monday, June 24, 2013

Chettinad Vendakkai Mandi/Chettinad Ladies Finger Curry

Today am running again my 4th week of blogging marathon with an another interesting theme, yes my this week's theme is course wise meal from any state. Obviously i chosed Tamilnadu particularly Chettinad cuisine. Chettinad cuisine is my favourite cuisine, i do cook quite often dishes from this cuisine. Been pampered almost everyday by chettinad dishes b my mom, this cuisine is something close to my heart.So this week's blogging marathon's posts are going to be authentic chettinad gravies served during lunch.Chettinad cuisine doesnt need any introduction and this cuisine is well known for its simplicity, flavours and authenticity.

Coming to this Vendakkai mandi, this is an authentic dish prepared usually with ladies finger or else simply with onions. Rice washed water is called 'Mandi' which is the main ingredient for making this curry, and this curry goes for an easy breezy cooking process. A wonderful curry to relish with rice and papads. You can add dried legumes like field beans or sundried mangoes aka manga vathal in this simple curry which is completely optional.

For Mandi aka rice washed water, wash the rice once and soak the rice for 5minutes, then drain the water and keep aside.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this 29th edition.


10nos Ladies finger (chopped as medium piece)
2nos Onions (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
6nos Garlic pods
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
3cups Mandi/Rice washed water
1/2cup Tamarind extract
3nos Sundried mangoes or manga vathal (optional)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
Few curry leaves
Salt
Oil

Soak the sundried mangoes in hot water for an hour.

Heat oil, let fry the mustard seeds,urad dal, dry red chillies.

Once the mustard seeds spluttering, add the chopped onions,garlic,chopped tomatoes, saute for few minutes.

Now add the ladies finger pieces, saute again everything for few more minutes.

Finally add the chopped tomaotes,curry leaves,chopped green chillies,turmeric powder and cook everything again for few more minutes.

Add the rice washed water,soaked dry mango pieces,salt and bring it boil.

Now add the tamarind water, cook everything in medium flame until the veggies gets well cooked.

Curry will be neither watery nor too thick.

Serve hot with rice and papads.

43 comments:

  1. yummy traditional recipe.. Love the addition of mango vatral..

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  2. Wow such a beautiful curry .Mandi is new to me.

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  3. Wow...new way to use lady's finger for me...always end up making fry or stew....looks delicious...will surely try...

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  4. I need satham now... Very inviting and making me hungry Priya

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  5. So tasty lookin, especially with some hot rice.

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  6. Manga vathal ketkum pothe naakooruthu!!! You won't believe I too chose chettinad sweets as my theme for 2nd week, then somewhat drifted to bengali cuisine! !!! Mandi looks super inviting!!

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  7. looks so yummy and give me some rice with it

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  8. Excellent recipe Priya,aishu loves ladies finger a lot...sure will try this:)

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  9. tempting clicks ! chettinadu cusines are always spl ! looking forward for more recipes !

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  10. Priya this is new to me..and are you trying to say that the water that we use for soaking has to be used..and adding dry mango and tamarind too wont it make the curry extra sour.how would it taste?

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  11. What a fantastic way of cooking with ladies finger! Love the spices in the curry and the dish looks warm and wonderful.

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  12. wow too good.. never heard abt it.. shd be yumm..

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  13. The picture looks so stunning priya. Very well taken. I have heard abt Mandi dishes from my colleague and tasted it too...never made it myself.

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  14. akka, would love to have that right now with a plate of rice... yumm...

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  15. Never heard about this ! Looks so perfect to have it with roti!

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  16. Looks so delicious, even though i am not a huge fan of okra in gravy things.

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  17. Wow! lip smacking curry sis...chettinad curry's are always special and unique taste...just love it...

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  18. looks amazing.nice click as usual priya..

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  19. Sounds delicious with all these ingredients, looks fantastic!

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  20. Looks delicious and flavorful.. Lovely color Priya :-)

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  21. Such vivid colours.. Beautiful pic. Mandi.. Learnt something new and interesting today

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  22. pakave supera irruku, will try this soon :)

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  23. yummy mandi sis:)am a big fan of this:)

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  24. i am hungry now. curry looks delicious

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  25. love the addition of manga vathal in vendaka mandi. Will try this soon.

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  26. Wow looks terrific... Drooling here

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  27. This is totally new tome, thanks for a traditional recipe.

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  28. this curry looks so fab and utilizing one of my favorite veggies

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  29. Yummy madi its in my to do list for longtime. Yours looks awesome.

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  30. Yummy and tasty Bindhi recipe..

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  31. Mandi is my all time favorite..You made it perfectly dear..

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  32. Using rice washed water to make a dish is completely new to me. Dish looks amazing.

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  33. My friend often boasts abt this dish to us & one day we made him bring some for lunch.. Was simply out of the world experience.. Just loved it !! Ur click looks awesome :)

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  34. A very new dish for me. Looks yummy though.

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