Aug 29, 2008

Okra Bhaaji & a MeMe

This is another side dish I make very often. This is how I make this bhaaji with Okra.

  1. Okra - 1/4 Kg. or 2 cups
  2. Onion - 2
  3. Tomato - 1
  4. Garlic - 1
  5. Cumin - 2 tsp
  6. Red chillies - 3
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  8. Oil - 5 tsp
  9. Coriander leaves
  10. Salt to taste
First chop the okra(3 inch sized) and microwave it for 3 mts. Preheat 2 tsp oil in a pan, fry the okra, adding that amount of salt required only for okra, to golden brown and keep it aside. In the mean time, grind onion, tomato,garlic, cumin, red chillies and salt (required only for gravy) to a fine paste, In the same pan, pre heat remaining oil, add the grounded paste, add turmeric powder and fry it till nice aroma comes out of the paste. Sprinkle water if necessary. Now add the fried okra to it and add 1/4 cup of water and let it cook for 3 to 5 mts. Add water to adjust the required consistency. Turn off the stove and garnish it with coriander leaves. This can be eaten as a side dish with chapathis, rotis or even with rice.

Paru has tagged me for a MeMe. Thanks Paru.

Here are the rules
(a) List these rules on your blog.
(b) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
(c) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

7 facts about me:-
  1. I am a mom of twin 4 year old girls.
  2. I love to cook, play with my girls and make some simple fashion jewellery.
  3. I love to hear Illayaraja's hit songs of 70's, 80's and 90's.
  4. M.S.S.'s Meenakshi me mudham dehi, Chembai's Saarasaksha, Bombay Jayashree's Akhilandeswari, Sudha Ragunathan's RTP, Sanjay Subramaniam's Yaro ivar yaro are my favorite classical.
  5. I believe in god and I'm teaching my girls' some simple slokas now a days.
  6. My policy is "Take Life as it comes"
  7. Recently became a United States Citizen.
I would like to pass this on to:-
  1. Vanisri -
  2. Nidhi -
  3. Vegetable Platter -
  4. Bhawana -
  5. Usha -
  6. Sangeeta -
  7. Jujubs -
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