Thursday, 29 May 2014

Spicy Okra Masala Fry

Okra or Lady’s finger fry generally needs lots of oil to get good taste. But this Okra masala fry needs very little oil for frying and it definitely gives a  very different and wonderful taste.

Prep time: 15  mins |Cook time:20 mins|Serves :3 persons
Cuisine :Indian,Andhra recipes

  • Lady’s finger(Bhindi)-1/4 kg
  • Oil – 4 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Onion -1  medium sized

Coarsely grind
  • Coriander seeds – 2 tsp.
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Salt –to taste
  • Dry red chillies -4  nos
  • garlic flakes -4 nos
  • Roasted peanuts peeled -1/4 cup 
1. Wash and wipe lady's finger well with a clean kitchen towel. This helps to prevent the lady's finger from getting sticky while cooking. Discard the head and the tail and slit the okra (lady’s finger) diagonally.

2. Heat oil in a non- stick pan. Add onions and sauté for 2 mins and fry till they turn pink.

3. Then add the okra and fry till they are partially soft.

4. In the meantime, dry roast the cumin seeds and coriander seeds in a separate pan.Add dry red chillies to the roasting spices.Continue to roast till fragnant.

5. Cool it for  few minutes.In a blender jar,add roasted peanuts, garlic,dry roasted items.Just grind it coarsely.

6. Then add the ground paste to the okra along with required amount of salt.Fry till the okra is fully cooked.

Serve hot with simple dal tadka or with Kala channa rasam.A tasty bindi masala can be served with roti also.
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