Lady’s Finger with Coconut Milk

19 Mar

Kobbari Palu Posina Bendakaya Kura


Lady’s Finger / Okra 20
Onion 1
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.

Make sure the coconut milk is not too watery.

6 Responses to “Lady’s Finger with Coconut Milk”

  1. Happy Cook March 20, 2008 at 4:57 am #

    I am surprised about coconut milk, but bet it was tasting delicious

  2. Michelle October 30, 2008 at 11:35 pm #

    Could you please tell me what Urad Dal is. I live in Australia and my dear friend who is from Delhi loves ‘lady fingers’ and I want to surprise him with this dish…it sounds like it would be very tasty. I look forward to hearing from you.. Regards Michelle

  3. anusharaji October 31, 2008 at 6:32 am #
    white lentils are quite optional for this recipe michelle.
    but do use them for crunch if u can find em.

  4. samadara October 28, 2009 at 11:50 pm #

    this method is very close to srilankan okura curry, we add chopped garlic .( 5 cloves ).

  5. Raji November 4, 2009 at 9:39 am #

    @samadra garlic sounds good. thx

  6. Rathika March 30, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

    great taste. loved every bit of its creamy taste

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