Wednesday 31 July 2013

Chettinad Vendakkai Varuval

Ladies finger / Okra- 1/4 kg
Shallots / Small onions chopped- 10 nos
Tomato medium chopped- 2 no
Curry leaves- few
Garlic cloves crushed- 4 nos
Red chilli powder- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water required
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Urad dal- 1 tsp
Sombu/ fennel seeds- 1 tsp
Oil- 2 tbsp
Vendakkai Masala

Chop the ladies finger into 1" pieces.
Heat oil in a pan when hot add mustard seeds, sombu and urad dal, fry until urad dal turns golden brown. Add chopped onions and curry leaves saute for few mins. Add chopped tomatoes and fry for few more mins. Now add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt, saute for few mins. Now add the chopped ladies fingers and stir well, sprinkle few tbsp water to the ladies finger, mix well, cover pan with lid and cook on low heat until ladies finger is tender. Keep stirring occasionally so it doesn't get burnt. Fry the ladies finger until dry and oil separates on the sides of pan. Serve hot with
Carrot Sambar
Steamed Rice
Ladies Finger Fry