Lady’s finger rice | Vendaikkai Sadham recipe

Lady’s finger rice | Vendaikkai Sadham recipe with step by step photos that can be made for lunch. You can use any variety of rice short grain or long grain. I have prepared in an electric cooker. Lady’s finger is an all time favourite vegetable which also has many health benefits. It is also known as Vendaikkai and okra.

Lady’s fingers – Wikipedia .

If you are looking for more lady’s fingers recipes then check Vendaikkai puzhi kuzhambuLady’s finger sambar Lady’s finger fryLady’s finger chutney punjabi style Lady’s finger  gravy, Lady’s finger North Indian style Masala Vendaikkai mor Kuzhambu stuffed lady’s finger fry  Chettinad Vendaikkai Pachadi Vendaikkai varuvalChettinad vendaikkai-Mochai Mandi.

Lady’s finger rice | Vendaikkai Sadham recipe – Ingredients:-

To make paste:-

  • garlic cloves / poondu pal – 3 number
  • ginger / inji – 1/2 inch (chopped)
  • fennel seeds / sombu – 1/2 tsp
  • green cardomom / elakkai – 1
  • cloves / kirambu – 2 number
  • cinnamon / pattai – 1/2 inch
Ingredients to make paste
Ingredients to make paste

Other ingredients:-

  • oil – 2 tsp
  • mustard seeds / kadugu – 1/2 tsp
  • red chilly powder / milagai podi – 1/2 tsp
  • turmeric powder / manjal podi – 1/4 tsp
  • salt / uppu – to taste
  • onion – 1 (chopped lengthwise)
  • curry leaves / karuvepilai – few
  • green chilly / pachai milagai – 1 (slit)
  • lady’s finger – 250 grams (chopped)
  • mint / pudina – 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  • lemon juice – 1/2 fruit
Ingredients
Ingredients
Ingredients
Ingredients

For cooking rice:-

  • basmathi rice – 1 cup
  • water – 3.5 cups
  • cumin seeds / seeragam – 1 tsp
  • star anise – 1

Method:-

1. Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.

Soaked basmati rice
Soaked basmati rice

2. Make a paste of the ingredients given under “to make paste” by adding little water in a mixie.

Ingredients ground to a paste
Ingredients ground to a paste

3. Drain water from basmati rice.

Water drained
Water drained

4. Add water (3.5 cups), star anise, cumin seeds and soaked basmati rice to an electric cooker and switch on to cook.

Ingredients in an electric cooker
Ingredients in an electric cooker

5. Meanwhile heat 2 tsps of vegetable oil in a fry pan. Add mustard seeds and when it splutters add curry leaves, green chilly and chopped onion and sauté till it turns pale.

Ingredients in fry pan
Ingredients in fry pan

6. Now add the prepared paste and sauté till the raw smell leaves.

Ground paste added
Ground paste added

7. Now add red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.

Spice powders added
Spice powders added

8. Add chopped lady’s fingers and sauté.

Chopped lady's fingers added
Chopped lady’s fingers added

9. When it is fried well and turns colour, add chopped mint leaves.

Chopped mint leaves added
Chopped mint leaves added

10. Now switch off the electric cooker. Rice will be half cooked.

Half cooked rice
Half cooked rice

11. Add the sautéd ingredients of lady’s finger to it and mix well.

Lady's finger mix added
Lady’s finger mix added

12. Close and again switch on the electric cooker.

Cooking in electric cooker
Cooking in electric cooker

13. When it comes to warm, open it, add lemon juice and mix well.

Lady's finger rice | Vendaikkai Sadham recipe
Lady’s finger rice | Vendaikkai Sadham recipe

14. Serve hot with any raita or kuzhambu of your wish.

Lady's finger rice | Vendaikkai Sadham recipe
Lady’s finger rice | Vendaikkai Sadham recipe

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