Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Okra curry ( Bendekai saaru/Vendekai kulumbu)


Adding Okra in a curry can make anyone imagine that the curry is going to be slimy. Curry being slimy....Doesn't that sound like a true nightmare???.... Well, that not true, if cooked with precautions , okra curry can not only be tasty but also without any slime. I made this curry which was spicy, tangy, tasty and off course without any slime. here goes the recipe...

Ingredients:
Onions - 2 nos
Okra - 250 grams
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder - 2 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Roasted coriander powder - 1b tsp
Thick tamarind extract - 1 tbsp
Oil -4 tbsp
Salt for taste

To grind into smooth paste:
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Tomatoes -2 nos
Red chilly - 8 nos
Ginger 1 inch piece - 1 nos
Garlic pods -8 nos

Method:
Wash okra, wipe it dry using a kitchen towel and cut into 1 inch piece and keep it aside. Grind all the "to grind "ingredients into a smooth paste, add enough water to make it of pouring consistency and keep aside. In a wok, heat oil, add fenugreek seeds, finely chopped onions and stir fry till onions turn golden brown. Now add the okra along with tumeric powder, and give a good stir. Fry till its half cooked, now add the chilly powder and give it a stir. Add the ground masala along with roasted coriander powder, salt for taste and thick tamarind extract. Cover and cook till its done. Serve hot with rice or roti .

Note:
After grinding the masala, add water and dilute it. Avoid adding water later on to prevent slime.

4 comments:

  1. Okra curry sounds great..looks real yummy dear. love your version of spicy okra.

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  2. i have never made this type of gravy with okra, i usually fry it or do it with few ingredients ...but this looks very nice,am sure must be delicious with rice ...

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  3. Thanks Sushma :) Yes, Its amazing with rice. I simply love the spicy and tangy taste, goes really well with rice :)

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