Monday, April 5, 2010

Okra Stir fry / Vendakka mezhukkupuratti

Firstly, a sincere apology to all my regular readers for being a bit late to come up with a new dish. Thanks for bearing me and coming back to try out my recipe.. :)

Most of us dislike okra or ladies finger cuz its too sticky n messy and also not that great in taste.. But even the vegetables u dislike can be easily converted to a most sort for dish thru some simple n easy steps...thats what we Keralites do..why not take some effort to intake okra which helps in weight loss n in maintaining good health? hence, here's one with very simple steps for u! Definitely try this out cuz this is simply delicious! 

Okra (ladies finger) : 9 nos.
Finely slices onion : 1 no.
Green chilly : 2 nos.
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tspn
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tspn
Chilly powder : 1/2 tspn
Oil : 2 tbspn
Salt : acc. to ur taste
  • Clean okra, cut both ends and slice them into tiny rings. Its often advisable to take immature okra since the older ones tend to be more harder n hence would b less tastier.
  • Take a non-stick pan and pour half one tablespoon oil onto it. Put mustard seeds n allow to splutter.
  • Add finely sliced onion along with green chillies cut into small pieces, under low flame. Saute until the onion gets slightly decoloured n softer.
  • Add finely cut okra along with required salt, turmeric powder and chilly powder and mix each ingredient with the other. 
  • Add remaining oil and saute without mashing the okra until it gets crispy. Cook covered under low flame. 
  • You are done once the okra is crispy roasted and the onion gets slightly brownish in colour.
Remember, the onion shouldn't get darker for that would make the dish get a charred effect. This is best with chappathi, rice and .. Actually, I found it best with these two! You guys try out n lemme knw what else wud go best with our okra stir-fry!

1 comment:

leanne said...

im cooking your dish for dinner tonight. looks lush <3

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