1/2 tsp mustard
1 pound okra
1/2 tsp sambar powder
Okra and onions the main ingredients. Wash okra and pat dry before cutting them into thin discs. Moisture in it will cause it to get slimy.
Add oil and season with mustard and urad dal.
Next add the onions and let it cook.
Add the okra followed by sambar powder and salt.
Let the okra cook on a medium-low flame. Do not add water and also do not stir frequently. I have used only 2 tsp of oil and hence cooking on a low flame. Half-way through and this is how it looks.
Turn off the stove when the okra is cooked well. Comfort in a bowl ready to be gobbled up.
1. Adding a tsp or 2 of yogurt while cooking helps in preventing the okra from becoming slimy.
2. Adding water while cooking okra will cause it to get slimy. So do not add water.
3. We can roast it longer by using more oil. It gets crisp and yummy.
4. Can use chilly powder or dry chillies instead of sambar powder.
5. Onion is optional.
9 Responses to Simple Vendakkai (Okra) fry
I usually avoid okra but after trying your method….i really LOVE IT…Thanks
I like this fav side dish! So simple yet amazingly tasty!
My fav..simple and delicious..
such a simple and tasty veg, luv it.
Healthy and favorite..
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Simple n yummy- love this with roti
love this…looks yummy..
Yummmm, my daughter's all time fav. i fry with sambar powder too.
look so delicious !!