Monday 12 September 2016

Lady's Finger Raita / Vendakkai Pachadi

Vendakkai pachadi is a delicious kerala style raita usually served as an accompaniment in sadhya menu during onam festival and vishu.

Generally, Pachadi is a favourite dish in our family and this variety is one among them. This a simple, healthy and tasty yogurt based accompaniment. 

Some would prefer this pachadi with grounded coconut paste added; but here I have excluded it. 

Try and let me know your feedback.

Also try my other pachadi / raita recipes:

Bitter gourd Raita / Pavakkai Pachadi
Kerala style Pineapple Pachadi / Raita
Beetroot Raita / Pachadi - Kerala Style
Vellari Pachadi / Yellow Indian Cucumber Raita - Kerala Style
Ashgourd Raita / Poosanikai Thayir Pachadi

10 min
25 mins
Recipe for Lady's finger Raita
Recipe type: Veg accompaniment
Cuisine: South Indian
Serves: 2 to 3 (approximately)


Lady's finger - 20
Green chillies - 3 or 4 (finely chopped)
Yogurt / curd - ¾ to 1 cup
Salt - to taste

For Seasoning:
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Curry leaves - few
Red chilly - 1
Oil - 2 tsp


Wash the lady's finger and pat dry completely using tissue paper or cloth.   Trim the edges and cut into thin roundels.

Heat oil in a pan, add the chopped lady's finger, green chillies and salt.

Mix well and allow to cook in medium flame till it turns golden brown. Turn off the gas.
Once it is cooled, add curd and mix well.  This pachadi have to be in semi thick in consistency.

Season it it with the above mentioned ingredients and mix well.

Serve as an accompaniment to rice along with any veg gravy.


Adjust the amount of spice according to your taste bud.

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