Sunday, 31 July 2011

Okra Fry -(Ladies Fingers/Bandakka)

Okra or ladies fingers commonly nemed as 'Bandakka' in Sri Lanka.It is tasty when it is fried.
This is a Sri Lankan recipe and this is how we cook Okra.



Ladies Fingers/Bandakka fry

Ingredients

About 6 nos Okra
1 tsp chilly pieces
2 dried chilly-cut into pieces
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 piece cinnamon
1 big onion chopped
Few curry leaves
Rampe/Pandan leaf 1-2 inch piece
2 tbs oil
Salt to taste

Method

Wash, clean & cut okra into 1 inch size pieces


Heat the pan
Add oil to it
When oil is hot, add mustard seeds & when mustard seeds are popping up, add cinnamon, dried chilly pieces.
Mix well
Then add onion sliced. Once the onion is tender, add curry leaves, pandan leaf and finally okra pieces.
Add chilly pieces & turmeric powder.
Mix well
Add salt to taste.
When you get the fragrance & okra looks cooked, switch off the flame.
Serve with rice



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