Vendakka Kichadi (Fried Okra in Coconut, Cumin, Green Chilly Flavoured Yoghurt from Kerala)

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Vendakka Kichadi - Vishu Onam Sadya - Bhindi Raita - Bendakaya Perugu Pachadi Vendakka Kichadi

April 15 was Vishu, the Malayalee New Year. I had planned an elaborate set of posts but did not get around to doing anything because work was very hectic as was my social life with engagements, weddings, and plays on the list.

However, I am not the one to give in so easily and I made Vendakka Kitchadi; quite simply because it gets done in a jiffy and is perfect for the sultry weather that we are suffering in Mumbai.

Vendakka Kichadi is a more elaborate cousin of the simple Bendakaya Perugu Pachadi (Vendakkai Thayir Pachadi or Bhindi Raita) and is often found to be a part of Onam or Vishu Sadya. The coconut, cumin and green chillies that are added to the yoghurt elevate the simple raita to a new level. 🙂

Serves: 4

Time: 45 Minutes


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