Sunday, February 6, 2011

Curried Tamarind Ladies Fingers (Bendi)

Food. Oh glorious food. Food is essential because eating is essential. Whether we live to eat or eat to live, I think is besides the point, and no matter what, the bottom line can't be none except eating is crucial for packing and sustaining our energy. No energy, sincerely no strength, instead we will become a lifeless person, of course eating should be in moderation instead of gawking like a pig for avoiding loading extra kilos. A vegetable dish, as far as I know, is healthiness, additionally, it don't have to be salad all the time, unless you are on the extreme towards raw salad eating Western ideology. Our Indian style side dish, trust me, is no interior or equally better splendidness if you are considering a dish for a rice meal (Kangkung Belacan & Aloo Gobi). I vouch. In fact, this Curried Tamarind Ladies Fingers/Bendi/Okra, by itself should do a favorable justice for a plate of rice, then again, maybe we like to include other mains or another side dish as well (Assam Curry Fish, Indian Chicken Curry, Chap Chai/Vegetable Stew, Sambal Udang/Prawn Sambal, Mutton Keema, Grilled Fish In Banana Leaf, Honey Chilli Chicken, Cashew Masala Chicken & Tamarind Prawns). Fret not vegetarians, I have choices for you as well. As always, I don't deprive anyone (Vegetable Achar, Indian Vegetable Curry, Vegetarian Mutton Curry, Sambar/Dhal Curry & Jeera Rice/Cumin Rice). Alright, food story time over, from Nava K to lovingly to you, time for the recipe now. Follow as listed below, assured, my recipe will not let you down.  

180g (about 10 pieces) ladies fingers (bendi) - slice into 1 inch length
1 medium size onion - sliced thinly
3 garlic - sliced thinly
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp meat curry powder
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
1 1/2 tbsp thick tamarind/assam juice
2 sprigs curry leaves
Oil as needed.
Salt for taste
(Note - adjust ingredients as per taste)

Deep fry ladies fingers in oil.
Remove and keep aside.
Leave about 3 tbsp of oil in the same pan.  
Saute garlic, onion and mustard seeds. 
Add curry leaves, curry powder and turmeric powder.  
Stir to combine all together.
Pour in tamarind juice (more water for more gravy) and fried ladies fingers.
Season with salt.
Stir for about 2-3 minutes and remove from heat.

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  1. This is good! I love ladies fingers. Yum!

  2. this is a really easy recipe, should not have any problem if you want to try out yourself.

  3. My fav wish dish presented so very nicely. BTW, we used this word Bendi fro Ladies Fingers here locally. You have me as a new reader here.

  4. Hi Shirazi - I too use more of of the bendi, tq for following.

  5. wow ...i love this dish !!! gonna try this ..


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