Vendakka Pachadi Recipe

Served for Onam Sadya, Vendakkai Pachadi is more of a lady’s finger raita that has a blend of coconut and tempering as well. 


  • 1 cup Fresh Coconut (Chopped)
  • 3-4 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 cups Curd
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1 tsp Chana Dal
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • 200 g Bhindi / Okra (Chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Hing
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

Served for Onam Sadya, Vendakka Pachadi is more of a ladies finger raita that has a blend of coconut and tempering as well.


  • Grind coconut, green chillies and cumin seeds to make a smooth paste.
  • Use little water to grind.
  • Whisk curd and add the coconut paste in it and mix well.
  • Add water to adjust the consistency of the raita.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, dry red chillies and curry leaves and fry until the dal turns golden brown.
  • Add bhindi, salt, hing and turmeric powder and fry until bhindi turns crispy.
  • Remove the pan from heat and let the bhindi cool slightly.
  • Add the bhindi in the curd mixture and mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.


Do not add hot bhindi in the curd otherwise it may split.
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