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Monday, May 2, 2016

Vendakkai thayir pachadi or okra thayir pachadi is one of my favorite. My mom makes it often on festival days when she makes full south Indian spread. I have not made on my own surprisingly this one so far. Have been thinking for long time that I should make as I was craving for this. I got few fresh okras from mustafa and wanted to make this raita. As it’s summer, good to include some thayir pachadi in out lunch. After long time had this one and enjoyed the meal.

Vendakkai thayir pachadi recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Side dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes  |  Cook time: 10 mins   Serves: 3

Click here for cup measurements


Okra/ ladies finder – 15

Plain yogurt/ Curd – 1 cup

Coconut, grated – 1/4 cup

Green chilli – 2

Salt – As needed

Sesame oil – 1 tbsp

To temper

Oil – 1 tsp

Mustard – 1/2 tsp

Urad dal – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – 1 generous pinch

Curry leaves – 1 sprig


  1. Slice the okra into thin circles. Saute in sesame oil until the slime property goes away.
  2. 1-sautee
  3. Grind coconut, chilli with little water smoothly.
  4. 2-coconut-grind
  5. In a bowl, mix sauteed okra, beaten curd, ground coconut, salt. Temper the items given under ‘To temper’ table.
  6. 3-add
  7. Add to the pachadi and mix everything.
  8. 4-mix


  • Sesame oil helps in reducing the sliminess of the okra.
  • Adjust curd and ladies finger as per your need.
  • Make sure to fry the okra well.

Goes well along with sambar sadam. I can have it as such tooLove Struck.



  1. My most favorite. My mom deep fry the okra for this :)

  2. HI rajeswari i have tried this raita quite a few times but the oil kind of settles separately after sometime even if i use minimal oil :( is it bcos i omit the ground coconut paste ? will that make any difference ? please advise !!!

    1. Yes, you should try coconut paste and see.

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