Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Okra/Ladies Fingers: South Indian Style

Great and tasty recipe, I learned from my Indian family

Ingredients: okra (any desired amount), 2 green chili's, 1/2 cup frozen or fresh coconut, salt, few curry leaves (can get in Indian stores), 1/2 red onion diced, little urad dahl, pinch of chili powder or masala powder

1. Saute the onion in canola oil, with curry leaves, urad dal, salt and green chili and masala powder
2. add Okra and stir fry for about 20 min until the gooey texture goes away, near the end add the coconut

and its done, it really tastes great, and is a wonderful vegetable side with almost anything. Okra is a great source of fiber, vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin A and Vitamin K, it is also a good source of protein. We are blessed here in North Carolina as its grown a lot locally, I put my first plant in yesterday!!



  1. Now that I know what ladies fingers are (not cookies, ha ha ) sounds great! I don't cook with okra enough.

  2. I'm not yet ready to commit but you are tempting me :). I really have to do some stretching. I've only used okra in gumbo.

  3. trust me ladies its very good, go on give it try!!

  4. This is one of my fave ladies finger recipes-the other is the stuffed one that my mom makes(very oily though)!
    Reb-you look like you've mastered Indian(esp SI cooking).Hubby and MIL must be so thrilled ;-)

  5. I love inspecting foods from other cultures! Looks fantastic!

  6. I used to dislike okra as a child. The only time I ever used okra was when we used them for a little paint art project.

    But more recently I've come to appreciate them. If you say it's good, I trust you.

  7. Believe or not, but I have never tried okra =O
    The variety of vegetables (at least, the affordable ones) in Spain is not as huge as some people think =(

    By the way, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog :)

  8. Sophie please share some African recipes! hope to come to Brussels one of these days
    Ksenia, no problem, went to Barcelona last year loved the Tapas, maybe you can grow it!!

  9. This looks delicious, okra is so good, I'll have to try this dish soon.

  10. Your recipes are so unique and delicious looking! How did you do that photo! Really nifty!

  11. un gourmet I held the dish in front of lap top cam!, thank you, my Indian dishes come from being married to a South Indian!- Rebecca

  12. Okra is a very nutritious and yummy.

  13. This is one of my favorite dishes I learned in the Indian restaurant I managed...I now make a soup with it as well...grew up on gumbo...love the name, Ladies Fingers...

  14. My Turkish Kitchen thanks for visiting
    Chef e wow you managed an Indian restaurant thats great
    Bernie, give it a try lol



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