How to make Vendakkai Varuval -

Lady's finger stuffed with spices and deep fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Ladyfingers (bhindi),

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Vendakkai Varuval

Vendakkai Varuval Recipe Card


Hindi: bhindi
Also called as okra and gumbo in the rest of the world, ladyfingers are had best when cooked fresh. Stuff with a tangy masala, deep-fry to crisp with peanuts, serve in raita or batter fry as pakoras, this finger is definitely an all-rounder!  It even takes the sour of lemon or dry mango powder very well. When buying, look for young pods free of bruises, tender but not soft, and no more than four inches long.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Vendakkai Varuval Recipe

  • Ladyfingers (bhindi) (tender) 250 grams

  • Whole dry red chilli 4

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tamarind 1/2

  • Rice flour 2 tablespoons

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 teaspoons

  • Refined oil to deep fry

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Wash and wipe ladyfingers dry. Make a deep slit along the center to make a pocket and keep aside. Grind rest of the ingredients, except oil and salt, to a smooth and thick paste. Apply this paste on the ladyfingers and stuff some inside the slit pocket also.

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