Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Spicy Bhindi fry/Spicy Okra fry/Spicy Lady's finger fry

The worldwide used versatile vegetable called OKRA is characterized by green color, elongated and tapering ridged pods infused with double row of seeds and slimy texture when cut open.
Besides being low in calories it is a storehouse of plenty of vitamins of the category A,  B2, B6, C, folic acid, riboflavin, calcium, zinc and dietary fiber.
Okras are loved by all.I love the north Indian version of okra fry.
Spicy okras go well with any Indian flat bread like rotis,chapathis,phulkas etc.
Come lets learn how to make Spicy Okra Fry

Okra-500gm slit (Just remove the head of okra.Do not slice,only give 2 slits vertically)
Onion-1 big slice lengthwise thin
Green chillies-3
Fennel seeds-1 tsp
Garam masala-2 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder/haldi-1/4 tsp
Oil- 3-4 tbsp
Salt to taste

In a frying pan,heat oil and add fennel seeds.
Now add green chillies and fry,add onion and fry till translucent.
Now add okras and just saute them in the oil.Cook on high temperature for 2-3 mins.
Keep tossing the okras.
Now reduce the heat and cook covering the pan on medium heat for some time.
Take the lid off and add turmeric powder and saute.
Add coriander powder and saute again.
Now add salt to taste.
Cook again till the okras become tender.
Now add garam masala and saute well.
Cook covering the pan for few more minutes till masala gets incorporated in the okras.
Spicy okra fry is ready
Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)