Okra Stir Fry is a recipe prepared with ladies finger along with lentils and basic spice ingredients. It ia a flavorful dish made in Coconut Oil. It has coconut as well, roasted peanuts and tempered lentils like Urad dal and chana dal and spices. A well blend of flavour, taste and spices.
Ladies finger 250 gms
Coconut oil 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Chana dal 1 tsp
Green chilly 1 chopped
Dry Red Chilly 2 break into 2-3 pieces
Onion 1 large sliced
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Garlic 4 crushed
Lemon juice 1 tsp
Chilly powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder 1/4 tsp
Coconut 2 tbsp grated
Peanut a handful roasted and skinned
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish
Wash the whole ladies finger (do not cut the edges now). Rub and pat them dry in clean kitchen towel.
Cut off the edges and cut them into thin rings. Set aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds, Urad dal, channa dal and saute till the dal turns golden.
Add the garlic, curry leaves, onion and the chillies. Saute till onions turns soft.
Now add the ladies finger, salt and the lemon juice, mix well.
Cover the pan and fry till the stickiness of ladies finger goes away around 5 mins.
Add the chilly powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder, mix well and fry further till the ladies finger is nicely cooked and soft approximately 5-10 mins.
Once it is done, add the grated coconut and the roasted peanut.
Fry for around 3-5 mins stirring continuously and take off the heat.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
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