Vendakka Paalu Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Vendakka Paalu Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Vendakka Paalu

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"This is okra in coconut milk curry. Very simple to make and great with rice and naan for a complete meal. A spicy and very creamy vegan curry that will even please non-vegans. If you like more spice, use more peppers or other spices to your liking."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    35 mins

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet; cook and stir the bell pepper in the hot oil until softened slightly, about 3 minutes. Stir the jalapeno peppers, ginger, garlic, and bay leaves into the bell pepper; cook until fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes more. Season with the coriander, red pepper, turmeric, cumin seeds, cardamom, black pepper, and cinnamon; cook and stir another 2 minutes. Add the tomato slices and raisins to the mixture; continue cooking 3 more minutes. Mix the okra thoroughly into the mixture to coat with the spices.
  2. Stir the coconut milk and water together in a small bowl; pour into the mixture. Cover the skillet and cook covered until the okra is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add water if needed to keep moist. Season with salt. Serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 13, 2010

I used only 1T oil, then I added onions and some more okra to the recipe. I used ground coconut and water instead of coconut milk. This made a wonderful meal!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 29, 2011

Used chicken instead of okra and added brown sugar to this. Brown sugar helped the dish a lot.

 

9 Ratings

Mar 24, 2010

I love eating and cooking Indian food, and this was a nice change from the go-to chick peas and veggies. The okra gives it a great, almost sweet flavor. I used a little more jalapeno (I like things spicy), and 2 cups coconut milk so I had more sauce for my naan. I would make this again. The leftovers were even better.

 
Apr 22, 2011

Perfection! Unique and delicious. I modify nearly every recipe, but I found this one perfect as written. YUM :)

 
May 01, 2014

This was an amazingly flavorful recipe and a creative way to use okra. Didn’t have cardamom or bay leaves but it still tasted beautiful without it. Next time I make this, I will be leaving the golden raisins out. Simple to make and healthy as well. Garnish it with cilantro and serve over a bed of rice.

 
Mar 28, 2011

Doubled the recipe. Used lite coconut milk.

 
Nov 18, 2010

Love Inidan food and this recipe is simple and delicious! It's a great way to use up okra from the garden. Ready to make it again!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 456 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 38.4 g
  • 59%
  • Fiber
  • 6.2 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 221 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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