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Lady’s Finger Onion Fry

6 Jul

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Bendakaya Ullipaya Vepudu.

Lady’s finger is chopped up and fried in oil along with spices and onion. Finally the fry is finished with garam masala (spice mix powder) and other spice powders. Serve lady’s finger onion fry with steamed rice or with roti.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Lady’s Finger Onion Fry

Ingredients:

Lady’s Finger 20 app.
Onion 1
Ginger 2 inch Piece
Dry Mango / Amchur Powder 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/8 tsp
Salt to Taste
Oil 1 Tbsp

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and pat dry lady’s finger.
Remove both ends and chop lady’s finger into small pieces.

Peel, wash and mince the ginger.
Peel and finely chop the onion.

Heat oil in a pan, add chopped lady’s finger.
Fry for around 5 – 8 minutes until lady’s finger is cooked and is brown in color around the edges.

In the middle of the pan ,add oil and all the talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped onion and ginger.
Fry till onion is translucent and stir everything and fry for another minute or two.
Once onion and lady’s finger are fried well, stir in garam masala, turmeric powder, dry mango powder, red chili powder and salt.
Mix well and remove from heat.
Serve lady’s finger onion fry with steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure lady’s finger is cooked well.

Suggestions: If lady’s finger is not cooked well, put it back on heat and cook covered for few minutes till done.
Variations: Add sliced green chiles along with chopped onion for extra spice.
Other Names: Lady’s Finger Onion Fry, Bendakaya Ullipaya Vepudu.