Sunday, May 11, 2008
Vendakai/Okra is my favourite vegetable. My mom says it is very good for brain and eventually prepares it during my maths exams. Actually,it's high in vitamin B6, fiber, calcium, and folic acid, which helps prevent neural tube defects in developing fetuses. I love it in all forms. So I chose this for spicy andhra's RCI-Rajasthan.
Ladies Finger/Bhindi/Vendakai/Okra - 1/2 kg
Bengal Gram Flour - 1 cup
Oil (for blending and frying)
Jeera/cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 4 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera/Cumin powder - 2 tsp
Amhcur(dry mango) powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Wash the ladies fingers and wipe them thoroughly.
Cut them into pieces of 3 inches with a vertical slit in each piece.
Mix all the powders, add 2 tsp oil, salt and mix well.
Stuff this masala into the ladies fingers.
Heat 4 tsp of oil, add jeera/cumin seeds and let it splutter.
Add the stuffed bhindi and stir fry for ten minutes adding 2/3 tsp of oil in between.
Fry in medium heat till thery are crisp.