June 04, 2015

Lady's Finger Raitha / Vendaikkai Thayir pachadi

This is a traditional side dish that looks creamy and tastes yummy. The fried crispy Lady's Finger which is mixed in Yoghurt gravy and  is a good variation from usual Raithas....

Ingredients for making Lady's Finger Raitha:
(Serves 4 people)

Lady's Finger  8 to 10 

Fresh grated coconut 2 tb spoons

Green chillies 2

Fresh beaten curd 200 ml

Mustard seeds and urad dal for seasoning

Salt to tase

Oil for frying

How to make Lady's Finger Raitha?

Wash the Lady's Finger well and wipe out them dry.
Cut them into thin round slices.
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the sliced Lady's Finger pieces to dark golden brown and take them out.

Place them in tissues to remove excess oil.
Add little water and grind the coconut and chillies to paste with required salt.
Mix the paste with curd and add the seasoning to it and refrigerate.
Before serving add the fried crispy lady's finger to the curd and serve after garnishing with curry leaves.
The crispy Lady's Finger in yogurt with coconut and green chillies flavour gives exotic taste when had with rice or parathas.