Monday, December 17, 2007

Okra curry

You will need:
1 tsp coriander powder
¼ tsp chilli powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp pepper powder
¼ tsp aniseed
1” cinnamon
2 cardamom pods
4 cloves
¼ cup refined vegetable oil
2 cups okra, sliced 1” lengthwise
½ cup onion, sliced
1 tsp ginger, julienned
5 green chillies, half slit
A few curry leaves
1½ cups thin coconut milk
Salt to taste
Lime juice to taste
½ cup thick coconut milk

Grind ingredients 1 to 8 to a fine paste.Heat oil in a pan and saute the sliced okra. Keep aside.In the same pan, add the onion, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves.
Add the ground paste and saute for a while. When the oil separates, pour in the thin coconut milk and bring to oil.Add the sauted okra, salt and lime juice and simmer till the gravy thickens. Gently add the thick coconut milk. Mix well and remove from heat.