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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Okra Stir Fry - Chettinad Style

          You must have cooked and relished okra in many different ways. Now how about preparing it in a Chettinad style? Spice up this dish by adding some homemade chettinad spice (recipe given below) to the end product and enjoy it as a side dish with either rice or chapattis.

  • 300 gms. okra, chopped into 1" thick piece
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tsp. split urad dal (black gram)
  • 1 tsp. garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp. chettinad powder (see recipe below)
  • 1 tsp. red chili flakes (opt)
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped

           Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds. After it stops spluttering, add the curry leaves, asafoetida, garlic and urad dal. Saute for a few seconds.

          Add the okra, salt and turmeric powder. Cover and fry on a medium flame till soft, for 4-5 minutes by stirring at intervals.

          Add the chettinad spice, red chili flakes and lime juice. Mix well and add the coriander leaves. Serve as a side dish with rice or chapattis.

Chettinad Spice-
  • 2-3 tbsp. coriander seeds
  • 8-10 dry red chilies
  • 2-3 green cardamoms
  • 1" cinnamon
  • 5-6 cloves
  • 1 tbsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp. fresh grated coconut
  • 1 javitri
  • 1 tbsp. stone flower
  • 2 marathi moggu
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/4 tsp. fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper corns
  • 1 tbsp. fennel seeds

         Dry roast the coconut first till light brown. Then add rest of the ingredients and saute for a minute on a low flame or till you get a nice aroma coming through. Keep aside to cool. Then grind into a fine powder and store in an air tight container.

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