Bhindi/ Ladysfinger Kurma

I was just counting and just realised that 8 days of my leave is already over!!! Boohoo... there's still loads left to do and I really don't know how to schedule things, but I guess I should just move with the flow. The weekend has been hectic but fun, had some good family time and a lot of travelling.... It's always that good days seem to fly faster, so I guess I should just be content with the way days are moving... :)

I guess after an overdose of sweet stuff on my blog, which is happening after a long time, I should be giving a breather to this space!!! So thought of posting a vegetarian recipe. Just like I say, all the time, cooking vegetables is always a big challenge in my home. Even I have a tough time deciding what to cook when I am not in a mood for cooking chicken or anything non-veg. This curry was very well accepted by the men and wipped up with some chapathis. Not only that, it was quite quick to be made. Off to the recipe...

Bhindi/ Ladyfinger Kurma
Serves 4


Ingredients:

450 gm lady's finger, cut into 1 cm peices
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 cup curd
1 cup water
1 tsp chilli flakes
1/2 tsp garam masala
For grinding:
3/4 cup coconut
3 green chillies
1 tsp ginger paste
3 shallots, chopped
1 tsp garlic paste

Method:

Wash the lady's finger and pat dry. Cut into 1 cm peices. Heat a large frying pan and pour 1 tbsp oil. Fry the lady's finger in it till it becomes crisp. 

Grind the "for grinding" ingredients to a smooth paste and set aside. 

Meanwhile, heat your saucepan, add the remaining oil. Once it heats, splutter the mustard seeds. Add the onion and saute till light brown. Add the fried lady's finger and give it a nice stir. Add the turmeric powder and saute till raw smell goes. Add in the curd, ground masala and water and cook on simmer for around 5 minutes. Finally sprinkle the red chilli flakes and the garam masala, and adjust salt. 

Serve warm with rotis or rice!!!

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