Vendaikkai mor Kuzhambu | Okra | Bhindi | Lady’s finger

Vendaikkai mor Kuzhambu | Okra | Bhindi | Lady’s finger Is a variety of side dish prepared using Okra and butter milk. Spices added for flavour and taste.


  • Lady’s finger – 10 – 15 number

  • Vegetable oil – 2 tsp
  • Butter milk/ more – 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder/ manjal podi- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt/ uppu – to taste


ingredients – butter milk, turmeric powder and salt

To grind:-

  • Green chillies – 5 number
  • Coconut – 5 tsp
  • Toor dal/ thuvaram paruppu – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/ seeragam – 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds/ malli podi – 2 tsp
  • Rice/ arisi – 1/2 tsp


ingredients to grind – green chillies, coconut, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, toor dal and rice


1. Soak coriander seeds, cumin seeds, rice and toor dal in hot water for 8-10 minutes.

Soaked coriander seeds, cumin seeds, rice and toor dal

2. Grind it along with green chillies and grated coconut into a fine paste.

Grinding in a mixie

3. Wash and chop lady’s finger into small pieces.

Chopped bhindi

4. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a non stick pan and fry lady’s finger in low flame. When it turns colour, remove and keep lady’s fingers aside.

Frying lady’s finger in oil

5. Now heat the ground mixture with little water in a pan in low flame for 5 minutes, till the raw smell disappears.

Heating the ground ingredients

6. Now beat butter milk along with turmeric powder and required salt.

Beating butter milk with turmeric powder and salt

7. Mix butter milk to the pan. Keep it in low flame for 10 more minutes. Don’t increase the flame.

Mor kuzhambu in low flame

8. Now mix the fried lady’s finger to it.

9. Heat one tsp of oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and when it splutters add curry leaves and add to the Kuzhambu. Serve along with rice.

Ready to serve mor kuzhambu

One thought on “Vendaikkai mor Kuzhambu | Okra | Bhindi | Lady’s finger

  • December 4, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Have you tried making Morkulumbu with fruits such as apple or mango? I am going to use your basic morkulumbu recipe and add a variation of re apples to it. I will post it in facebook if it turns out good. Jet lag- trying to kill time Poongodi. Regards Mala


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