Lady’s Finger / Okra 20
Fresh Coconut 1 cup
Green Chillies 3
Turmeric Powder a big pinch
Salt to taste
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves 3
Oil 1 tbsp
Method of preparation:
Pour half a cup of hot water onto grated fresh coconut.
Let it stand by until it cools down a bit.
Then gently squeeze the milk out of the coconut.
Strain the thick liquid and reserve it for later.
Wash and pat dry okra.
Remove ends and chop them into 2 inch pieces.
Peel and finely chop onion.
Remove stems, wash and slit green chillies into two.
Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, add onion and green chiles.
Once onion turns translucent, add chopped okra, reserve coconut milk, turmeric powder and salt.
Cook covered for 5-10 minutes on low flame or until okra turns soft.
Uncover and stir fry for few seconds to remove any excess moisture.
Serve hot with steamed rice.
Notes: Make sure the coconut milk is not too watery.