Hi everyone, first all hope all of you that are in India are keeping safe.
I wanted to ask, what's your favorite bhindi/okra/lady fingers preparation? Only tried stir fry and it was really good, but I wonder if there's a better preparation. Thank you!
Does okra exist out here? I never see it at the grocery stores.
I want to try to grow okra in my garden this summer. Anyone done this or know where to get seeds or seedlings? I see it in the farmers market so I know it's possible.
Recipe Video here -> https://youtu.be/yWtyf-jrImI
8 - 10 okra / ladies finger , cut into about an inch long pieces
1/2 cup onion or Shallot, diced
Tamarind small lemon sized
for the coconut masala
1 cup Grated Coconut
1 teaspoon Chilly powder
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
2 teaspoon Coriander powder
for the tempering
2-3 Dry red chillies
1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds
a pinch of hing
a handful Curry leaves
Oil & Salt as required
Heat a pan and add coconut. Dry roast the coconut till it turns a darker shade of brown. Make sure you stir it continuously. Remove it from fire and add all masala powders (chilli, coriander & turmeric). Bring back to fire and cook for a min on low heat . Remove from fire and transfer to blender.
Grind the coconut without water to a smooth paste. The oil from coconut will be released while grinding and the paste will be liquidy. Few peppercorns can also be added to coconut masala.
Soak tamarind in 1/4 cup of warm water, squeeze out the juice and keep aside.
Heat about 2 - 3 tbsp oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds .Add dry red chillies, hing, onion , okra and curry leaves. Cook till the onion and okra are tender. Add coconut paste, tamarind juice and salt. Mix well. Add half cup hot water. Bring it to boil. Reduce flame to lowest and cook for 8- 10 mins. Theeyal is ready .
Starting another round here soon, and I FINALLY found somewhere in my area that sells okra. I can't get enough of it. So far I've only been boiling for 1 minute, slicing, and then pan-searing it with garlic. Turns out amazingly, but I'm curious to try something new with it.
I’ve never tried okra before! But I noticed my local Indian supermarket has a lot of well-priced fresh okra. I see that it gets a lot of strong opinions - you either love or hate it. So I really want to get it right my first try, otherwise I’ll probably give up on it if I’m honest.
I’d like to know for those who grew up eating okra - what’s your favourite dish with okra? And for those that were in a similar boat to me - what dish did you make/try that made you realise that you like okra? Thanks!