Apr 27, 2008

Okra Curry

"Vendakkai" or "ladies finger" this is how we call this vegetable.This is something which everyone should know. We can use frozen Okra or fresh okra. This is how I do this curry. The main ingredients are as follows...
  1. Okra - 3 cups
  2. Tomato - 1 (big)
  3. Onion - 1
  4. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  5. Curry powder - 1 tsp
  6. Salt to taste
For seasoning :-
  1. Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. Urid dal - 1/2 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  5. Curry leaves - 10 nos.
First cut the okra into small cubes. Wash it before chopping. All cut the tomato and onion into small cubes. Take a microwave safe vessel and put the okra in it and put it in the microwave for first 3 mts. take it out and stir it and again keep it for another 3 mts. By then, okra will be cooked. In the mean time, take a wide pan, preheat the oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add urid dal, cumin seeds asafoetida powder and curry leaves and fry it till it turns into golden brown. Now add the onion to it and saute for a minute. Add tomato pieces and again stir it for another 2 mts. Add turmeric powder, curry powder and salt it and mix it will. Finally add the okra to the above said ingredients and mix it thoroughly so that it mixes well with onion and tomato. Careful while using a spoon or spatula. do not mash or cut the okra pieces. Now okra curry is ready to serve.

1 comment:

Gayathri said...

hmm this seems to be a new kind of doing okra...first microwave and then use the stove...vil try it...