Monday, December 10, 2018

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In India, Okras are called Ladies fingers...what an amazing vegetable it is...
They are low in calories, contain no saturated fats, help stabilize blood sugar levels, contain lot of dietary fiber, and hence act as a natural laxative, rich in Vitamin A and other anti oxidants, rich source of Vitamin C and contain folates, which help prevent birth defects.
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Okra/bhindi/vendakkai - 350 gms, washed and cut(you must take care not to cut them into very thin rounds, otherwise, it will become slimy)
Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
Salt to taste

To Season
Gingely/cooking oil - 4-5 tsps
Hing/asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a few

Recipe Cuisine: South/north Indian; Category: Lunch/Dinner
Prep time: 10 mts; 

Pan heated with oil, above mentioned seasonings added

Now, the cut okras added, along with curry leaves

Chilli powder and salt also enter the pan

Mixed well, taking care to keep the flames on the lowest

Picture below shows the Okras getting roasted evenly, after 10 minutes

after 15 minutes

Serve this simple, yet tasty, crunchy Okras/Bhindis or Vendakkai...however you call them, with rice and sambar or with rotis and dhal.

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