Tuesday, October 27, 2015

LADYS FINGER / OKRA / VENDAKKA CURRY RECIPES - Coconut curry

LADYS FINGER / OKRA / VENDAKKA CURRY RECIPES

LADYS FINGER / OKRA / VENDAKKA CURRY RECIPES



INGREDIENTS                            


Lady's finger                                     -8 nos (cut into 1-inch size)
Tomato (small)                                 -1 , sliced
Green chilly                                      -2 nos
Coconut                                             -1 cup
Small onion/shallots                       -4 nos
Fennel seed(perumjeerakam)          -1 tsp
Garlic                                               - 2 cloves
Turmeric powder                              -1 tsp
Coriander powder                             -2 tbsp
Chilly powder                                    -2 tbsp
Tamarind, soaked in water               - a lemon sized
Salt
Curry leaves
Oil


PREPARATION


  • In a deep bottomed pot (preferably clay pot)  add sliced tomato, green chilly,  diced lady's finger and tamarind water.
  • Now grind together coconut, small onion, garlic,  jeera, (turmeric, coriander and chilly )powders in half cup of water.
  • Grind to a fine paste. Pour this into the pot and put salt. 
  • Mix well. Add water according to the consistency needed.
  • Now switch on the flame and cook until the color of lady's finger changes. Stir occasionally.
  • In a separate pan heat 2 tbsp oil and add 1 tsp sliced small onion.Saute well.
  • Pour it over the curry and garnish with curry leaves.

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