Yesterday was a great day, we went for our brother engagement. It was so cool and we had great fun. This coming sunday is his wedding, i hope that will be super fun too. There is something so special when families gather together and do some chitchat, some gossiping, kids roaming around and stuffs like that. We have been invited to my perimma's house for breakfast, lunch and dinner till my brother wedding. So think how much fun it will be, i am super excited about this wedding. I dont want my blog to be left alone till the function is over. I am trying a lot to post on a regular basis so i can share all the great happenings here. So here you go to todays recipe.
When you got just a few okra drying up in the fridge and longing to be used. Then this is a great thing to work on. A simple gravy which makes your mouth tickle. It has a spicy and tangy combo to it which pairs perfectly with hot rice and any sabzi. I particularly love the vibrant yellow colour of this kulambu, that comes from the turmeric. So give it and try and let me know how it turns out for you.
Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 4 to 5
Ladysfinger / Okra / Bhindi - 10 chopped
Coriander powder / Malli podi - 1 tblspn
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Cumin powder / Jeera podi - 1 tsp
Tamarind Pulp - 2 tblspn or to taste
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Dry Red Chilli - 5 or to taste
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu -1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Grind together coconut and red chilli to a smooth paste. Set this aside till use.
Heat oil in a kadai and add in all the seasoning ingredients and let them sizzle for a min.
Now add in okra and saute for 5 mins so it get rids of the sliminess.
Now add in the spice powders, salt and mix well.
Add a splash of water and cover with a lid. Let it cook for 5 to 8 mins till the okra is cooked.
Now add in the coconut masala and more water. Mix them well.
Add the tamarind pulp and mix well.
Let this simmer for 5 to 10 mins.
Serve with rice.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Temper whole spices in oil|
|Add in ladysfinger|
|Saute well in the oil|
|Cook it till it gets off the sliminess|
|Now add in salt and spice powders|
|Pour in a splash of water|
|Mix them well|
|Cover it up|
|Cook till the okra is cooked|
|Pour in the coconut masala|
|Some tamarind juice|
|Let it cook for a while|