Okra or Lady finger is a versatile vegetable which is loved by most of us. If Cooked in the right manner, tastes finger licking good.It has a lot of health benefits too like good skin, improves memory,relieves constipation and also good to regulate the blood sugar levels.
Okra/ Lady finger – 15 to 20 pieces
Onions – 2
Garlic cloves – 6
Green chillies – 2 sliced finely
Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing – A handful.
Oil – 3 table spoons
Salt as per taste.
For the masala:
Red chilli powder – 1/2 spoon.
Turmeric – 1/4 spoon
Lemon juice – 1 table spoon.
Cumin Powder – 1 spoon
Mixed spice powder or Garam masala – 2 to 3 pinches.
Mix and keep aside.
Heat a pan and add in finely sliced onions and keep sautéing until it turns pink.
Add salt , green chillies and lemon juice to the thinly sliced okra and mix well and keep aside.
Once the onions Turns pink add sliced garlic. You may even randomly smash the garlic cloves and add them.
Now add the green chillies, salt,lemon juice and sliced okra which had been mixed and kept aside.( This removes the sticky mucus like liquid formed while cooking the okra )
Now add the masala which was kept aside.
Cook on open low flame for about 8 to ten minutes and the dish is ready.
Garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves.
Goes well with roti.
To retain the green colour of the okra immerse them in cold water to which a little ie around quarter spoon of baking soda is added.
Strain them after 10 minutes and wipe them dry before you slice them for cooking.