Saturday, May 19, 2012

Ladies Finger Curry / Vendakkai Puli Kuzhambu/Okra Curry


Cooking time : 20 mins
Serves           : 2

This Okra curry is easy to prepare and is delicious. Okra cooked in any form tastes very good. Freshly ground masala spreads the aroma and tastes good. This goes well with Rice/Dosa.


INGREDIENTS:
Ladies Finger                  - 12 - 15 no (Big size)
Onion                             -  1
Tomato                          - 1
Tamarind                        - 1/2 lemon size
Mustard Seeds                 - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds              - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves                   - 1 strand
Salt                                 - To Taste
Oil                                  - 2 tbsp

To Grind:
Grated Cocunut                 - 1/4 cup
Cumin Seeds                     - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder               - 1/4 tsp
Red Chillies                       - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves                     - 1 strand
Raw Rice                           - 2 tsp

STEPS:
  1.  Dry Roast all the ingredients except Coconut and turmeric powder mentioned in "To Grind" Section and allow the mixture to cool. Chop Onion. Chop Ladies Finger to 1/2 inch. Soak Tamarind in warm water for 15 mins and extract tamarind juice.
  2. In a pressure cooker, Heat Oil and add mustard seeds. Wait till it splutters and then add Fenugreek Seeds and curry leaves. Add Onion and fry till it becomes golden brown. Add Ladies Finger and fry well till it is no more sticky. Add tomatoes and Stir well till the tomatoes are cooked. In the meantime, Grind the items mentioned in "To Grind" Section.
  3. Once the tomatoes are cooked, add the ground paste to the mixture and stir for a min. Add Tamarind Juice, salt, 1/2 cup water and pressure cook for 2 whistles and keep it in the sim for 3 mins and remove from the flame.
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