Thursday, March 20, 2008

Okra / Lady's Finger Masala Fry and Curry

Vendakka masala, which can be made as a masala fry or as a curry by adding coconut milk.

Ingredients to make masala fry

1/2 lb - Okra / Vendakka
5 big - Shallots, chopped
3 - Green chili, slit in center
4 big - Garlic flakes, crushed & minced
1/2 '' piece - Ginger, grated
1 medium - Tomato, chopped
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
2 tsp - Coriander powder
1 sprigs - Curry leaves
Oil, preferably coconut oil

Method

1 ) Wash and dry okra. Trim off the top and bottom. Slit in center and cut to two parts and cut each part into two and set aside.

2 ) Heat oil in a pan, add okra in small batches and fry very lightly. Don't have to brown it. Take out of the oil and drain.

3 ) After okra is done, add curry leaves, shallot, green chili, garlic and ginger. Fry in oil for 2 minutes in simmer. Add tomato and fry for a minute.Then add red chili, turmeric and coriander powder. Fry the powders, then add fried okra, salt to taste and mix with the masala. Stir and cook okra in the masala for 2 minutes. Let the masala coat the okra well. Take off the stove and serve.

Serve as a side dish with rice or roti.

To make this masala fry into a curry: Add 1 cup to 1.5 cup coconut milk and bring to a boil. Cook for minute and take off the stove. Coconut milk depends on how much of gravy you want.


Serve with steamed white rice.

25 comments:

Purnima said...

Looks yummy, shall surely try this out n let u know the fb. Tks for sharing!

Nags said...

okra is not a fave of mine, but fish definitely is!! that looks yummy!!!

Seema said...

I think i like the curry... looks yum! That gravys got the perfect colour & literally i can smell it right now!

Sia said...

thats my fav veg and i am happy to see 2 different gorgeous dishes.

Cham said...

Yummy two dishes, perfect for okra lovers...

Dhivya said...

WoWlove these..yummmmmmm

Uma said...

So mouth-watering! Mmm. I can smell it.

Pooja said...

that looks yummy :) . i just loved okra like anything , nice addition to my list to try :) .
thanks pravs.

Mona said...

Bhindi is one of most Fav recipes, Love it lots, this dry dish looks so good. Thnx for sharing

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Kalai said...

2 very unique preparations of okra. Looks great, Pravs!

Divya Vikram said...

A lot of Okra recipes in the blogging world..This recipe looks wonderful

Purnima said...

Pravs, tried this out in the noon for lunch got a 'woww..superb dish' frm a vendekya fan in hubs! :D tks for sharing this curry cum upperi! Its surely a keeper!

Hima said...

That looks delicious pravs!! A must try recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Richa said...

okra fry is one of my fav, am drooling here :)
curry too sounds good !

Supriya Nair said...

Hi pravs....the bhindi is so yummy there...wish I could enter yur blog and eat them with my chapati....Meera from enjoyindianfood tagged me for 8*8*8MeMe...Well I am tagging you for 8*8*8 MeMe as you are one of my favourite food blogger. Cheers...:)

Pravs said...

Purnima : Thanks for trying.Glad your hub loved both the dishes :)

Nags : Okay nags :) i will be posting a fish based recipe soon.

Seema : Curry is good with white rice. fry will be good with roti.

Sia : Thanks sia. You will like both the dishes, when you try.

Cham : yes, it will be.

Dhivya, Uma, Pooja, Mona, Kalai, Divya, Hima, Richa : Thanks :D do try.

Supriya : You are so sweet to say so, supriya. Thanks you :))

Saswati said...

pravs both the dishes look wonderful and i am sure they taste too...bhindi is one of my favourites:)

sandhya said...

both the dishes looks yummy...

Purnima said...

Hey Pravs, today tried steamed moong n red chowli sprouts in place of bhindi-curry version of it..tasted too good..all 4 of us enjoyed it..it tastes different due to pulses! Do try at ur leisure! THanks yet again for this mindblowing recipe!

Pravs said...

Purnima :This shows you liked this recipe too much to be innovative and try with sprouts moong and red chowli. I should try with these sprouts. What is red chowli ?

Pecos Blue said...

Looks great. I always want to cook it..never know what to do with it.

Purnima said...

Its here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azuki_bean
This is used in Maharashtra for curries.Chowli is marathi word for black eyed beans..this is called laal chowli or red chowli.
Simply use pulses of your choice.(2 cups sprouts, steamed- for your measure of ingr.)

Pravs said...

Pecos : I am sure you will like this preparation. do try.

Purnima : hey purnima, after seeing the wiki pic, i know this beans. I use this and love the taste. Thanks for giving me the details :D

Anonymous said...

The recipe turned out just yum! Thanks for the easy to follow instructions. Mallu cooking has never been so easy!
AM
Melbourne

kudavayar said...

Great Recipe, thanks for posting it.I have also tried another version of lady fingers , a spicy tangy lady finger recipe.here is the link http://kudavayar.blogspot.com/2012/04/spicy-crispy-lady-fingers.html