Friday, June 27, 2014

Okra Curry

We all love Okra in all forms.This is an easy recipe which will definitely impress the whole family.


200 gram okra
1 tablespoon ginger/garlic paste
a) 1 teaspoon coriander powder
b) 1 teaspoon curry powder
c )½ turmeric powder teaspoon
d) ½ teaspoon chilly flakes
 1 tomato  finely sliced
¼ teaspoon mustard seed
½ teaspoon fennel seed
A few curry leaves
1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoon oil
Salt to taste
Par boiled cauliflower  4-5 florets (optional)

Wash okra and drain  then set aside.Heat oil in pan and fry the onions till light golden.Add the ginger,garlic,mustard seed and the fennel seeds and fry for 2 minutes.Now mix in  the  spices ( a,b,c,d) and stir well.Add the okra and fry slightly.Mix in the sliced tomatoes and cook till the okra and tomato softens.Add the curry leaves and salt to taste.At this stage you can add the boiled cauliflower( optional) Cover with a lid and cook till the vegetable get tender.Add coconut milk and simmer for a few minutes.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Cooking Vegetables

Basically all the vegetables cooked at home are prepared in the same way.The basic ingredients will be onion,garlic,curry leaves,mustard seeds,curry powder,turmeric powder,coconut milk.Optional ingredients would be Maldive fish flakes and tomato.Ingredients  could be adjustable and should be used according to preference and taste.You could increase the quantity of the ingredients accordingly.Increasing or decreasing the amount of spices  depends on  your taste buds

For  cooking vegetables this is the procedure that I follow-Sautee onion with a little oil,add crushed garlic,chilly flakes,mustard seed curry leaves.Mix in the  curry powder and turmeric.(If you want to add the optional ingredients ,do it at this stage and cook till soft).Put the desired vegetable and add a little water.Salt to taste.Cook till tender.Add thick coconut milk.Simmer and serve with rice and curry.

Sweet potato

Beet Root

Green Beans

Drum Stick