Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Simple Okra subji

Ladies finger/okra is said to be good for the brain. As a child I remember being told that I would grow up to be super intelligent if i ate plenty of this pretty green veggie. I don't know if I achieved the promised end result, but I did eat plenty of okra as a child and I still do so now as an adult.
This is a simple yet delicious dry curry that goes well with roti/puri.

What you need:
Ladies finger/okra - choose small, tender ones that can be cooked whole.
Onion - minced
Garam masala
Turmeric powder
Cumin seeds

Wash and wipe dry the okra. Make a small slit upto the middle of each one. Stuff some garam masala into the okra using the back of a spoon or a knife and set aside.
If you do not find baby okra.....use normal okra....just cut it into two halves and then make a slit in each half and proceed.
Heat a little oil/ghee in a pan. Add the cumin seeds. When they sputter, add the onions and fry until golden brown. Now add the okra, turmeric powder, salt and any remaining garam masala. Stir well. Cover and cook until done.
Serve hot with roti, puri or rice.


bhags said...

I too love okra....ideal lunch for me...there seems to be a technical problem with the headings of the posts, they are not visible

Latha Narasimhan said...

Nice curry jayashree! simple food tastes very good!

archana said...

Okra good for brain! thats nice. I love okra . Your recipe is nice and simple :) Thanx.

Asha said...

Simple and delicious:))

Jayashree said...

Bhags, Latha, Archana, Asha...thank u for stopping by and leaving your comments.
Bhags, a lot of my posts don't have titles :-))

Seena said...

thanks for visiting simple and delcious!
Nice recipes you have, will visit again..

Happy cook said...

i too agree simple dishes are the best

TBC said...

I can imagine what this must taste like. I love okra :)

Jeena said...

Hi nice recipe sounds lovely. :)

SeeC said...

My favourite. Simple and tasty

indianadoc said...

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