Monday, December 20, 2010

Okra Stir-Fry

Okra also called as Lady's Finger and one of the most liked vegetable. It is one of the most versatile vegetables that I have known. My granny would always tell us that one can solve Mathematics very well if you eat a lot of Okra . I ate a lot of them for the very same reason . I guess there must definitely be a reason behind making kids eat different vegetables. Okra is very rich in fiber content. It is also considered good for people with elevated sugar levels.
Okra is used in stews and stir-fries. This stir-fry is very easy to prepare and gets ready in minutes.


Okra - Cut into small pieces - 1 1/2 cups
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 Tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 Tsp
Chana Dal - 1 Tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Tsp
Salt - According to Taste


  • Wash whole okra and pat it dry. Cut them into small round pieces.

  • In a pan heat oil and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, and chana dal.Let the mustard seeds crackle and allow the dal to brown a bit.

  • Add the cut okra into the seasoning in the pan.

  • Now add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt.

  • Mix all the ingredients well and cover and cook for 7-8 minutes.

  • Serve hot with plain rice,Sambar/Rasam rice or with Phulkas.Enjoy!!


aipi said...

Love okra and this looks super delicious..

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Pavithra said...

My fav one looks good ..I can eat the whole bowl.

Priya Sreeram said...

my fav and love this with rice and rotis !

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Yeah goes really well with dal or sambar... love ur presentation :)

Kurinji said...

Yummy gayu and perfect with curd rice.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I love okra and i'm sure I will like this!

Priya said...

Love okra stir fry anytime, my fav..

Sunshinemom said...

The first pictures is absolutely tempting! You have a lovely blog, Gayu!