Sunday, June 22, 2008

Okra/Ladiesfinger fry - Vendakkai varuval


Okra/Ladies finger - Vendakkai - 1/4 kg
Mustard - Kadugu - 1 tea spoon
Cumin seeds - Jeeragam - 1 tea spoon
Red chilly powder - Kaintha milagai thul - 1 tablespoon
Corriander powder - Dhania thul - 2 table spoons
Turmeric powder - Manjal thul - 1/2 tea spoon
Asafoetida - Perungayam - a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


Wash and cut okra and keep other ingredients ready. Heat oil in a pan/kadai, add mustard, when it pops up, add cumin seeds and okra. Fry for a minute. Now add red chilly powder, corrinader powder and little salt. Fry well. If required add oil in between.

Okra/Ladies finger is ready to be served. It goes well with rice. It can be served for 2 people. It requires some 20 minutes to cook.

Note: Use fresh vegetables and if the tail of the vegetable is sharp and easily breakable it can be selected. Else the quality wont be nice.

Optional: Ingredients can be added/removed.

You can say this for ready-mixes-the next generation isn't going to have any trouble making pies exactly like mother used to make

Earl Wilson
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