Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Indian Okra (Lady's Finger) Curry

Oh-good-god! This thing about thinking of an intro sometimes, actually most of the time can be a killer. Where to start and what should the story be? Really, I am truly lost today. Perhaps I'll just link the previous okra/lady's finger/bendi recipes (Curried Tamarind Bendi & Crispy Fried Okra) and also link the string of vegetarian dishes I have shared with all you adorable people (Cauliflower Coriander Curry, Indian Onion Soup, Garlic Coriander Rice, Vegetarian Mutton Curry Leaves, Shanghai Noodles, Mint Mushroom Burger, Murungakka Sambar/Dhal Curry, Cucumber Yogurt Salad, Spicy Chickpeas Long Beans, Dhal Bitter Gourd Curry & Egg Green Chilli Curry). Now, can we just click and hit the recipe please? Thank you. Slimy-sticky veg in a spicy tangy meatless curry.

15 okra/lady's fingers - cut into medium size rings.
10 shallots - remove skin
7 garlic - remove skin
1 medium size tomato - sliced 
2 tsbp curry powder - mixed with some water for a smooth paste
1 tsp fenugreek/halba seeds
1 1/2 tbsp thick tamarind juice (or as needed) 
4-5 sprigs curry leaves - shredded
4 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

When oil is heated, fry shallots and garlic for a light brown outer layer. 
Add fenugreek seeds and fry till it splatters. 
Add curry paste and fry until oil splits/floats.
Pour 1/2 litre of water, tamarind juice and add okra and tomato. 
Stir all in and  simmer to heat through. 
Season with salt.
Stir, off the heat and combine in curry leaves.
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  1. Okras are one of my fave vegies. Will happily eat up all the okras I can find in curries...extremely yummy yet strangely not many people appreciate it.

  2. I don't hv fish....maybe will try make Asam egg with the okra.

    same like you, I am nit keen eating steamed okra but hubi n parent-in-law likes. said its good for not sure diabetes or hyper tension.

  3. nava i love indian curry, my neigbour is a vegetarian indian who luv to give us her okra Dhal curry dishes.. luv it so much..

  4. Okra is a very underrated vegetable but I have to say I love it. I have never thought of cooking okra in a curry but this one with tamarind paste looks totally yummy, perfect with rice.

  5. I like cooking okras with sambal & sometimes with just oyster sauce. Cooking okra assam style is great too. Yummy!

  6. Hi Nava! I just made this for lunch today because I really fancied something spicy. Had it with plain rice and a little sardines on the side. Your curry is very yummy! Thanks!

  7. the colour of the curry looks good!

  8. I love lady fingers! Mum makes it into a curry - sweet and sourish - vegetable soup so Good! And this looks pretty amazing!!

  9. Love them in curry!! Looks so flavourful!!
    Happy valentine's day Nava!

  10. What a lovely colour Navaneetham... drooling...


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