Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ladies Finger/Okra baked and tossed in fried onions

I have to confess that V (my husband) is not huge on vegetarian food. However, from the time I know him he raves and rants about ladies finger. He had them in some delectable masala a long time back, from where I don't know, and fell in love with it. From then I try variations of okra always keeping in mind to keep the shape and kill that characteristic sliminess of this vegetable when not done properly. One of the experiments that comes close to achieving the desired result is as in the recipe that follows. This one is rather dry so make the dal curry 'Gul' mentioned in our blog yesterday and have the ladies finger served with it.

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Ingredients:
Ladies Finger/ Okra   - 1 pound (450 grams)
Worcestershire sauce - 2 tbspn
Pepper - 1 tspn
Onion - 1 medium size
Kanoji/ Onion seed - 1/4 tspn
Chili powder - 1 tspn
Oil - 1 tbspn

Method
1. Wash and pat dry Ladies finger/ okra.
2. Cut the head off and slit till the end and still keeping it together
3. Marinate with ingredients 2 and 3 and salt
4. Spread it on a cookie sheet which is sprayed on lined with oil.
5. Bake at 350 F (150 degree C) for 30 minutes or till Ladies finger/ okra is tender
5. Heat oil in a pan, splutter onion seeds
6. Add onions and on a low fire cook till translucent
7. Add chili powder and turmeric and some sauce or vinegar or plain water to keep the masala from burning (just a sprinkle)
8. Add your baked Okra in and mix well making sure you don't lose the shape or mash the okra
9. Allow the vegetable and masala to blend
Serve with roti or rice and dal curry.
P.S: In case you don't want to use the oven pat dry the ladies finger and add to the pan once the masala is prepared with ingredients 2 and 3 in the masala and not marinated in okra
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Contributor: Sunitha

12 comments:

  1. That looks delicious. Quite innovative.Nice pics too. Way to go dear ...:-)

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  2. hey beenachechy soooooooo surpriced to c ur blog....welcome dear....pinne fotos nannayitundallooooo.....

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  3. Nice shot.Never thought of Worcestershire sauce and okra..will try this.Hope Mr."V" enjoyed this recipe..

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  4. hey i got a vegetarian recipe with a twist..looking yummy:)

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  5. Thank you for bring in a new recipe like this,now many of us will start loving Ladies Finger,Really its looks yammy,
    Thanks a lot.

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  6. the idea of the collaborative curry is really good. the photographs r really appetising. feel like tryin out all of them.

    will try them out and leave in the comments for each.

    Please do post some nice and simple recipe for strawberry cake. Also an original fish moli(molly) recipe too,

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  7. THOMAS SAVRAW [ACHAYAN]September 23, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    hey sunitha chechi great job! thanx 4 these recepies. tried out d cake tastes yummy n we r waiting for the vacations nxt month to try out all.

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  8. Thank you everybody for your valuable comments and recommendations..

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  9. I'm always in for anything that takes less time to make and turns out tasty!!!Love this one

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  10. First time here, lovely space u have!

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  11. I love okra, looks like a nice recipe!

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