Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bhindi/Okra/ Ladies Finger Fry

I got introduced to this dish during our stay in Hyderabad. This is a must have item in the marriage feasts in Telangana region. We liked the taste and got the recipe from our Telugu friends. The original recipe calls for sun drying the okra and then deep frying it in oil. My Telugu friends add a lot of chilli powder too. I don't have to point out this fact to the people who knows about the Telengana cuisine, it is quite tasty and SPICY :-) I have tweaked the original to fit our style. But you could try the original version , by sun drying followed by deep frying,if you wish.

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I wanted to take a click when I was done with the dish and went to our patio deck to capture the best light. My little one who is a "curious George", also followed me. He started playing in the yard and I had to go back to get my camera.Then I heard him screaming with joy and came back running, thinking that he might be done with the fry and my bowl :-) But to my surprise I saw a wild bunny sitting next to him.The cute bunny looked very friendly and the happiness on my little guy's face was priceless. I felt close to nature and wilderness!

 Milan n bunny


Getting back to the point,this fry is a hit in our family now. Though my daughter prefers to have more peanuts in it, she likes the okra too

Ingredients

Ladies finger/Okra- 1lb(450gm)
Garlic(crushed/grated)- 8-10 cloves
Red chilli powder- 1tsp
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Peanut-2 Tbsp
Salt
Oil-3 Tbsp

Method

1.Wash the okra and dry it.(Water makes it sticky)
2.Cut the okra into small pieces
3.Heat oil in a pan and fry the peanuts.
4.Take out the peanuts when it is done.
5.Throw in the crushed garlic into the oil and saute it.
6.To this add chilli powder,turmeric, salt and chopped okra.
7.Mix well and cover with a lid.
8.Cook on medium heat till the okra is half cooked.
9.Take out the lid and let the okra get fried.
10.Add the fried peanuts and mix well.



Contribitor: Namitha

33 comments:

  1. Adding groundnuts sounds interesting!!!

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  2. Nice healthy variation by adding peanuts to it!!!

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  3. Wonderful picture Nami and Milan looks so cute and I can see his excitement seeing the bunny.,

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  4. Okra with peanuts sounds interesting!!Never heard like this.Looks crispy and yummy.

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  5. hmm i shud try this.... btw nice pic..!!!

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  6. lovely pic,Interesting & a simple recipe...very nice delicious one..

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  7. Hi!Nice variation by adding whole peanuts to the Okra.

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  8. lovely pic dear..........nice recipe.

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  9. My favorite dish. Nice description and photos.

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  10. Adding peanut to okra is new to me...Looks yum..next time ingane try cheythu nokkanam..n i loved thic click as well..:)

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  11. Nami,love the dish as well as the pic!!!!!

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  12. Nice okra fry Namitha, yet the two little bunnies captured more attention!!

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  13. Okra fry looks new and yummy! Love the kid click..!

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  14. both the okra and milan + the bunny look wonderful. i love okra and i will defly try this one!

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  15. I am game for Okra anytime!! Peanuts is the surprise element! Beautiful Click Nami!!

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  16. amazing click,Adding peanuts tomokra sounds yummy.my daughter who is great fan of peanuts will love this surely.

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  17. Lovely okra and delicious. Good click

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  18. fry looks yummy....must try this one!!!

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  19. Okra with peanut...must try..and your kid looks so excited!Fun age!!

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  20. woww..this looks amazing..never added peanuts in okra fry...surely i wl try this version..by the way, your daughter is so cute...bt couldn c her face...and i loved that rabbit.. :)

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  21. Thanks for all the lovely comments and compliments..
    @Lena..It's my son..My daughter is 8yrs :-)

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  22. Nami -

    I am a little late in posting my comments. Yesterday when I saw the recipe and picture, it was so mouthwatering that I wanted to try it right away. So I made the fry today with a little bit of 'my own modifications' :P . I have added some onion to saute and some fried cashews too.

    It was a super hit here and my daughters loved the okra too (of course the nuts ) :)

    - Thanks for the idea :)
    Sandhya

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  23. Sandhyakutty...you made my day :D So happy to know your kidoos loved it. And guess what the original recipe uses cashews too. Somehow I forgot to mention that :-)

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  24. wow..such a lovely blog...u have a cute name too...looks delicious!

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  25. never eaten okra using this recipe..it sounds awesome..

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  26. Peanut and okra sounds yum....need to try this combo....

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  27. tried the recipe..came out awesome.thanks

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  28. Thank you...
    @Nits :Thanks a ton. That's a big encouragement..
    @Kittymatti : We are a group of friends and thought this name is the most appropriate :-)
    @Kitchen flavors : Pl try out and let me know..

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  29. Looks absolutely mouthwatering!

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  30. nice pictures...esp ur kid with that bunny:)

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  31. So sweet, got to see the bunny there. you are very lucky dear :)

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