Friday, 18 October 2013

Okra/Bhindi/Vendakkai/Bendekaayi Spicy Stir Fry

I love okra in anything, stuffed okra, okra raita, okra sambhar, okra stir fry, or in sweet tangy sauce or just fried, salt and spice powder sprinkled. Okra is very good to improve your memory. The only thing about okra is to remove the slime, which is again very easy and many different ways using less oil.
This particular stir fry is very tasty and goes well literally with anything like rice, chapathi or just to enjoy in a bowl.

Oil - 1 tablespoon,
Mustard - 1 teaspoon,
Asafoetida - a pinch,
Curry leaves - 8-10,
Okra - 250 grams,
Sambhar powder - 2 Teaspoons,
Turmeric - 1/4 teaspoon,
Coconut Grated - 11/2 tablespoons.

Wash okra and pat dry the okras with dry cloth very well.
Cut the okras into 1/2 inch slices.
In a broad pan, add oil.
Heat oil and add mustard and asafoetida.
Once mustard crackles, add curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
Add okra and fry in medium high flame, by constantly stirring.
Once the slime reduces, cover and cook for few more minutes until okra is cooked and slime is completely gone.
Add salt, turmeric and sambhar powder. Mix well.
Fry this for few minutes until everything is blended and smells heavenly.
Add grated coconut and remove from heat and serve.

1 comment:

  1. The stir fry sauce recipe given here really looks delicious and I like it. In fact, my family and I really love spicy dishes. I'm sure they will love your recipe posted in your blog. Thank you for a new recipe.