Friday, February 24

Okra Fry


Okra fry is a classic combination with sambar or rasam or curd rice and it is equally good with phulkas. This is an easy to cook and tasty to eat side-dish that I opt usually for week-end lunches. As my husband is quite fond of okra, I make this frequently.


Serves: 3
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1.      Lady's finger (Okra) – 250 grams
2.    Onion – 1
3.    Lemon – 1/2
4.    Chili powder – 1 tsp
5.     Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
6.    Sugar – 1/2 tsp
7.     Oil – 2 tbsp
8.    Salt to taste
9.    Roasted and coarsely ground groundnuts - 3 tbsp
10.                        Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
11.  Urad dal – 1 tbsp
12.Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Method: 
Step 1: Wash and cut Okra into 1/2 inch thick pieces.
Step 2: Chop onion and curry leaves finely.
Step 3: Heat a pan, prepare the seasoning by spluttering mustard seeds, roasting urad dal and  add chopped curry leaves, onion, fry till it becomes translucent.


Step 4: Add all dry ingredients except sugar, salt and mix well.
Step 5: Put in the okra, fry for a couple of minutes; cover and keep for 3 minutes in low flame.
Step 6: Check whether Okras are cooked and if required fry for few more minutes by mixing well.
Step 7: Add sugar, lemon juice and mix well; cook for a minute more to let the tastes sweet, sour, salt, spices blend well; this will enhance the taste.
Step 8: Add groundnut powder for lifting the taste and flavour.


Step 9: Serve hot with rice or phulkas.


 TIPS:
* Cook Okra in low flame and use non-stick fry pan to consume less oil.

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