Okra is also called as Ladies Finger or Bhindi in Hindi. Okra in any form tastes excellent provided it's combined with right ingredients☺! It can be served raw, fried, cooked, pickled etc. You can savour this all by itself or even combine with Onions, Tomatoes, Peppers, Corn. Hot Rice-Rasam + Ghee along with this curry is an excellent meal after a long day!
Okra chopped - 2 cups
| ||Oil - 2½ tbsp|| |
| ||Onions finely chopped - 1 cup|| |
| ||Oil - 3 tbsp (2 tbsp for frying Okra and 1 tbsp for tempering)|| |
| ||Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp|| |
| ||Turmeric Powder - ¼ tsp|| |
| ||Asafoetida - ¼ tsp|| |
| ||Coriander Powder - 2 tsp|| |
| ||Kashmiri Lal Mirch (Red Chilli Powder) - 1 tsp|| |
| ||Garam masala - ½ tsp|| |
| ||Dry Mango Powder (Amchur) - ¼ tsp|| |
| ||Salt to taste|| |
• Heat 2 tbsp Oil in a pan and fry Okra on medium flame till it changes its colour and slightly shrinks - this may take about 10-12 minutes. Keep this aside in a plate.
• Next heat rest of the Oil i.e. 1 tbsp Oil in the same pan, add Cumin Seeds, Turmeric Powder, Asafoetida and Onions. Sauté the Onions till translucent.
• Then add the fried Okras, mix well. To this add Salt, Coriander Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Garam Masala and mix well.
• Lastly add Dry Mango Powder and take off the heat.
Spicy Okra is ready to be served with either hot Rice and Dal or Chapathis.