Me and my sisters are very fussy eaters when we were kids, especially when it comes to vegetables..So Amma used to tell us lots of stories of people who become intelligent and strong by eating vegetables, so we will get some interest in those. Ladys finger is one of those, Amma used to tell us that we will get huge brains and we will get 100 mark in mathematics if we eat ladysfinger..And think about me, I was even ready to eat it raw at those time..HA HA..
But now things have changed and everyone in my house loves ladysfinger..Amma makes it like a simple poriyal always and I loved it..She often make rasam and vendaikai poriyal when she has no time to cook..This combo takes a place in our menu atleast once a week..But after trying this recipe, I am in total love with it..I loved the unique flavour of so many spices coming from this dish. This taste great when it is mixed with hot rice along with a spoon of ghee drizzled on top..Totally YUM..It is so quick to make too so perfect for any weekday too..This is my DAY 4 recipe for BM which falls in the theme Seven days of Rajasthani Recipes….Hope you like it and let me know what you think..
Recipe Source: From my Kitchen to yours
Ladysfinger / Okra / Bhindi / Vendaikai – 20
Gram Flour / Kadalai Mavu / Besan – 1 cup
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi – 1 tblspn
Amchoor Powder / Dry Mango powder – 1tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera Powder – 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi -1 tsp
Oil – ¼ cup or as needed to make a paste
Salt to taste
Oil – 2 tblspn
Nigella Seeds / Kalonji / Karum Jerakam– 1 tsp
Green Chilli – 2 chopped
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam -1 tsp
Mix all the ingrediants given for stuffing together till it forms a thick paste.
Now take the ladysfinger and wash well. Cut them in to long pieces and slit them in the center.
Take a spoonful of stuffing and stuff the ladysfinger with this and set them aside.
Heat oil in a kadai or a frying pan and add cumin, kalonji, green chillies and mix well.
Add in the stuffed ladysfinger and mix well.
Cover the pan and let it cook for 5 mins on medium heat..Mix often.
Open the lid and cook it till it gets crispy on outside, be careful not to mush it up..
Serve hot with rice and dal.
|Take all your ingrediants|
|First start by making the stuffing..Take a bowl|
|add gram flour in this|
|add all spice powders|
|now it is ready to mix|
|form into a smooth paste|
|take your fresh okras|
|cut the top off|
|cut in halfs|
|slit open in the middle|
|stuff the filling in|
|heat oil add kalonji in|
|add cumin seeds|
|add green chilli and ladysfinger|
|cover and cook for 5 mins|
|untill half cooked|
|now cook on high till the okra gets crisped on outside|
|A close look|