Thursday, 12 January 2012

Bendakaya fry

2 tablespoon oil
4 big green chilies (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
½ tsp turmeric powder
500 grams (about 20 oz.) okra washed, pat dried and sliced into fine strips lengthwise or cut into rings
salt to taste

Heat the oil in a heavy-based pan and fry the green chilies and ginger briefly till the ginger turns brown. Add the turmeric powder and mix well. Mix in the finely sliced okra stirring gently and briefly on high heat till it is well coated with the oil and looks glossy. Mix in the salt, cover and cook on low for about 12 minutes or till the okra is tender and well cooked. Sauté briefly and gently till the okra is well fried and starts sticking to the bottom of the pan.