Thursday 3 December 2009

Vendakka Poriyal (Okra Fry) and some awards....


Okra has always been my favourite vegetables since my childhood and no wonder how it is prepared, all at home including my teddies, appreciate this vegetable very much….this is one of the simple and basic way to prepare this vegetable and the way I like too, a bit tangy, mildly flavoured and slightly crunchy and so pleasing to the palate that it leaves a persisting desire to reserve yourself as soon as you finish it!!


Ingredients:
700g okra
2 onions
2 or 3 green chillies
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp chilly powder
1:2 tsp amchur / dry mango powder
4 tbsp lime juice
5 tbsp oil
A pinch of asafetida

For tempering:
A sprig of curry leaves
1 tsp urad dhal
3/4 tsp mustard seeds

Method:
Wash the okras and pat dry them well with a kitchen towel.
Chop the tail and the head of the okras and throw it away.
Chop the rest into small pieces.
Peel and chop the onions finely. Deseed the green chilies and slit them vertically. (You may also like to chop them into small pieces for some esthetic reasons, but I leave it whole so that my teddies don’t confuse with the okra pieces)
In a bowl, combine the okras together with lime juice, turmeric powder, mango powder, salt and chilly powder. Correct the taste if necessary.
In a wok, heat the oil and splutter the ingredients under “tempering”.
Add the asafetida followed by the chopped onions and the green chillies.

Fry until the onions become translucent; add the okras and stir-fry on medium flame for about 10 minutes or until done.

PS: My dear meat lovers may like to add some fried prawns to the okra :)
      Some of you might like to add some freshly grated coconut at the end of the recipe…
      This can be ideally served as a side-dish for Rice or Rotis. Enjoy!!
 
Now, place for some awards……

My heartful thanks to dear Susri for the following award!!! I'd like to share this with, Malar, Sarah Naveen, Solai Chidambaram, Ushnish Ghosh and Viki!! Please accept :) Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhh!!


And then comes another special gift which means a lot to me, offered by two dear friends Viki and Malar, two wonderful foodies, who are one among those special people whom I respect very much for what they are and whom I thank very sincerely for the lovely intention and for all their encouragements!! I’d love to share it with dear: Jaishree, Poornima Nair, Priya Suresh and Vibaas. Cheers!!!

30 comments:

Viki's Kitchen said...

Congrats on your awards dear. You deserve more da. I feel so honored to get the compliments from a talented person like you. Thanks for the cute award. Vendakka poriyal seems so crispy and I know , I know...we can't live without NV and we find a way to include it even in okra. I like this idea very much....till now I have added just eggs to it:)

Yasmeen said...

yummy!I make Okra fry in very similar method,great with parathas :D

mona said...

Okra fry along with warm rotis~one of my favorite combos! Looks delicious.

Ashwini said...

fesh okras looks awesome... nice poriyal!!!

Cham said...

One of my weekly veg- never added amchur, like the twist!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Akal
I am just back from my trip and it was wonderful.
Congratulation to you on receiving the award and thank you so much for sharing it with me ..These days I am getting more awards than what I am cooking ...
Let me read all the postings which I missed
Have a nice and exciting weekend

Sailaja Damodaran said...

wow!!!!!! looks very tempting.Hey congrats on your award,you deserve it.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Utterly irresistible okra fry...yummy yum yum

Vrinda said...

My fav side dish with rice...looks yummm

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice recipe..quick and simple

Priya Sriram said...

Congrats on the awards!

Okra is my fav too. The way you've described it makes me long for it.. :)

Priya said...

Never tried adding amchur powder, seems interesting..Congrats on ur awards!!

kothiyavunu said...

Congrats on all ur well deserved awards..wishing u many more to come.:)
okra is my fav veggie...love any dish with okra..looks awesome and very tempting..Perfect with rice..

Lavanya Siva said...

hmmm yum okra fry.....mouthwatering. Congrats on your award

Sarah Naveen said...

nice clicks..Yummy vendakka..love to have it now with rice..
congrats on the awards dea..

nithya praveen said...

Thanks for ur comments girl:).There was a time when i didnt like this vegetable,my mom used to say eating bhindi makes one good in math....now i know how much i got fooled:).Looks wonderful!

Tina said...

Congrats on ur awrd dear....Okra fry sounds yummyyy. Nice clicks dear.

Dolly said...

Congratulations on ur awards. Okra is one of my favorites. Ur Okra Fry looks yummy.

Suma Rajesh said...

its my fav curry ....looks delicious

Prathibha said...

Perfect with rice..I love this vegetable..

Latha said...

Congrats on ur awards...okra fry looks yumm

kitchen queen said...

Congrats on ur awards and delicious okra curry.

kitchen queen said...

Congrats on ur award and also delicious okra curry.

Soma Pradhan said...

Your okra is looking really tempting...cant resist

Suvaiyaana Suvai said...

temting!!!!

Padhu said...

Okra is my favourite too .Your preparations is different from mine .I will try your version and see .Congrats on your awards Dear.

Parita said...

Loved okra fry, i too make in a similar way :-)

Padma said...

Vendakkai poriyal looks very tempting... nice crispy and yummy. Congrats on all your awards dear... wishes to get many more :)

DEESHA said...

I love okra, this looks great

Malar Gandhi said...

Reminds home...looking at the okra poriyal, mommy specifically says to add something tangy to vendaikai...like I add lemon juice and tamamrind...good to see aamchur powder addition thro' you. Nice one da.

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