Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Bhinndi/Ladies Finger puli kozhambu( வெண்டக்காய் புளி கொழம்பு)

Ladies finger - 1/2 kg
Tamarind - One ball of Lemon size
Tomato - 2
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Gram dal - 1/2 tsp
Sambar Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Rice flour - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

1. Soak tamarind and tomato in hot water for 30 min.
2. Meanwhile cut the ladies finger into small pieces(cylinder-like).
3. Heat Oil in a vessel.
4. Add mustard seeds , once they splutter , add fenugreek seeds and gram dal and saute till golden colour.
5. Add the cut ladies finger and fry them for 5 min.
6. Now extract the tamarind and tomato puree and add.
7. Add Sambar powder,turmeric and salt.
8. Let it cook for 10 min.
9. To thicken, mix rice flour with water, dissolve and add it to the kozhambu.
10. After a minute, put off the gas.
11. Mix with rice and serve.


Kalai said...

Sounds awesome!! Nice post!

meeso said...

Yum, Okra is one of my favorite veggies that I hardly ever cook for some reason...your recipe sounds like it would be very good!

Ramya harish said...

Thank you Kalai
Meeso I too love okra.. do try this recipe..it ll taste really good.. i ll post how to make sambar powder also soon..

Anonymous said...

hey if use gingelly oil specifically whn u make puli kozhambhu, it wud be even more delicious!


Ramya harish said...

thanks for tat tip radhika..

ANJALI J. said...

Yes Ramya,i think u can do that,but i didnt try it bcos it looked so perfect that i dint want to spoil it :) maybe u can heat it in the oven.
u can post dosa entry to dosa mela till 15th april, put on ur thinking cap and make some delicious looking dosa and send it to me too :D
jus kidding!!

Ramya harish said...

ya anjali.. i went thro the links.. whatever i thought have already been posted.. so planning to post one item which my mother in law suggested.. wait n watch..