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.

Ingredients:-
  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 - http://illatharasi.blogspot.com
  2. Nidhi - http://sizzlingbites.blogspot.com/
  3. Vegetable Platter - http://vegetableplatter.blogspot.com/
  4. Bhawana - http://bhawanalovescooking.blogspot.com/
  5. Usha - http://veginspirations.blogspot.com/
  6. Sangeeta - http://directfromsangeetaskitchen.blogspot.com
  7. Jujubs - http://jujubscreativecorner.blogspot.com/

12 comments:

Sireesha said...

okra is my favorite one.Curry sounds tasty and inviting.Love to read ur meme.

Usha said...

I like okra as a bhaji..enjoyed reading your meme...thanks for thinking of me in your tag:)

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

lovely bhaaji .. its my all time favourite .. N thanks for tagging me .. will come up with something soon

A_and_N said...

This post takes me down memory lane. Okra always reminds of my aunt "Aththai" who used to tell me "Vendakkai sappitta kanakku nanna varum' :D

Dershana said...

hey girlie, will post the meme tommorrow, okie? loved the oats vada ;-)

and reading about you :-)

Priti said...

Hey that's a nice one...Okra bhaaji...love reading your meme too..

PJ said...

Hi Vidhya..Thanks for leaving your comments on my blog..Planning to try the oats vadai..

Nice meme :)

Illatharasi said...

Hi Vidhya, will publish your tag soon ;)

jujubs said...

Thanks for the tag vidhya...sorry for the late response..will post the "meme" soon..just a little busy...how did your girls do at school??
Jujubs

Bhawana said...

nice to know about you di. n Thankd for passing it to me.

Maya said...

A nice pairing with tarka dhall

Chef E said...

Nice recipe, I grew up in the south and my mom was from Louisiana, so we ate Okra and Tomatoes at least once a week, and i continue that today.