Friday, March 4, 2011

Okra Masala

I usually make okra fry only. Wanted to try something new with this and when I came across this recipe, I gave it a go…
Was different to the regular dish and can be done in a jiffy. It’s an easy to make lunch box recipe.

Serves – 2; Preparation time – 30 mins

~* Ingredients *~
Okra / lady’s fingers – ¼ kg

Large Onion – 1 (cubed)

Medium Tomato – 1 (cubed)
Chilli powder – ¼ teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Cumin powder – ½ teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 2-3 pinches

Garam masala powder – ¼ teaspoon

Ginger garlic paste – ½ teaspoon

Oil – 2 tablespoons

Dried fenugreek leaves – 1 teaspoon (optional)

Salt – to taste

The Making:

Wash the okra ,and cut it into slices. Keep this under the fan overnight. This will dry the okra and it won’t be slimy.
Heat oil in a pan. Add onion, ginger garlic paste and fry till onion becomes golden brown
Add the chopped tomatoes and fry till tomato become soft
Add all the powders along with salt n stir till the oil oozes out.
Shift the prepared masala to a plate, let it cool.
Once cooled, blend it to a smooth paste in mixie with little water
Heat one more tbsp oil n fry the okras.
Add the blended paste to the okra in the pan n stir it nicely so that the masala coats the okra. Add the dry fenugreek leaves n mix well
Cook the okra till it become soft.

Serve as side dish for rice.

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  1. ya. Its a very different recipe from the usual one and looks yummy as well.
    I guess the methi will add a very nice flavor to this dish

  2. I guess the fenugreek leaves would add more flavor to this dish, lovely!

  3. Nice flavor with methi !! nice and interesting dish !!

  4. i was looking for a change from usual okra fry. this looks yummy.will try ..

  5. love bhindis and this is a nice stir fry

  6. differentone and like the tip of drying under the fan.

  7. That looks like a flavorful okra recipe, a must try!

  8. Okra is one of my favorite vegetable, love your curry.

  9. Love to have it with rice and roti

  10. I can't wait to try this out this spring when my okra in the garden grows!

  11. we love okra done in any way...looks yum!

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  12. right time... Iam on veggies now for a month while the rest of the family are strictly non veg.... so all these recipes are a big welcome....


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