Saturday, March 16, 2013

Fried Okra In Spicy Coconut Sauce

Okra is a well-liked  vegetable  as it contains high fibre and  vitamin C.It  is also rich in antioxidants.Okra is also a good source of calcium and potassium.Many English speaking countries refer to this vegetable as Ladies Fingers. In order to eliminate the slimy effect when cooking okra,I tend to fry them before adding it to my dishes.The recipe I am about to present to you is very easy and there is no hard and fast rule to follow.You can adjust the seasonings according to your taste.

Take a pound of okra,cut the stalk.Wash them and  and rub turmeric powder all over and rinse in water.Fry them till crisp and set aside.Slice two onions, 4-5 cloves of garlic and 3 green chillies and fry them in hot oil and set aside.

To make the spicy coconut sauce-In a pan,heat a tablespoon of oil.Add a few fennel seeds and  a few mustard seeds.As soon as it begins to splutter,add one large chopped  tomato and cook it till it softens.Stir into it a teaspoon of  red chilly flakes,1 teaspoon of curry powder, ¼ teaspoon turmeric,.Once it is thoroughly blended, add the coconut milk.( 3-4 tablespoons of coconut powder mixed well  in a cup of hot water).Season with salt and bring to a slow boil. Finally add the fried Okra ,Onions and garlic and simmer.