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Thursday, September 9, 2010

BENDAKAYA koora / OKRA curry

Ingredients :
  • Okra/bendakaya ..1LB
  • Green chillies 5-7 as your taste chopped
  • Genger Grated..1/2 Tsp
  • Garlic..1 Tsp
  • Cilantro chopped 2 Tsp
  • Chopped onions 1 onion big
 Seasoning Items :
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds,
  • 1/2tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Chana dal
  • 1tsp splitted urad daal
  • 1 Red chillies
  • Curry leaves

 Method :
Temporing :
Heat a pan and add oil to it. When oil is hot add black gram and fry stirring. When the seeds start changing color add mustard seeds and fry till they start crackling. Then add cumin seeds and fry till seeds crackle fully, now add red chili pieces  and fry,Then add curry leaves and mix well.
Curry making :
Add Grated ginger and garlic to the seasoning fyr for a minute.
To the fried  above seasoning add the onions and  green chillies let it cook for few minutes then add okra pieces and mix well.
 Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Take care while adding salt as the quantity of the vegetable reduces on cooking.
Now cook covered on low flame for one minute. After one minute, remove lid and gently mix the vegetable. Again cook covered on low flame for a minute.
Repeat the process of cooking covered for one minute and stirring afterwards till the vegetable is cooked.
As okras have a sticky substance, cooking covered for long time will make the curry sticky.
 So it is necessary to stir the vegetable after every one minute of cooking.
After some time the sticky substance vanishes and the pieces look dry. Add cilantro for garnishing. 
 Transfer the curry to a serving bowl and serve hot with hot plain rice or roti.


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