Halwai December 7, 2017

Ingredients:

• 250 gms – ladyfingers
• 1 – onion, finely chopped
• 1 – stalk Curry leaves
• 3 tbsp- coconut, shredded
• 1/2 tbsp- coriander, finely chopped
• 1/2 tsp- ginger, grated
• 1 tbsp- cashews, broken
• 5- whole Red Chillies
• 1 tsp- Cumin seeds
• 1 tsp- Mustard Seeds
• 1 tsp- Urad Dal
• 3/4 cup – Curd beaten
• 1/4 tsp- crushed Red Chilli
• 1/4 tsp- Turmeric powder
• salt to taste
• 1 tbsp- Wheat or any flour
• 2 tbsp – oil

Method:

  1. Wash, wipe and cut tips and bases of ladyfingers.
  2. Make a vertical slit in each. Chop to 1 inch pieces.
  3. Grind coconut and cashews to a coarse paste.
  4. Heat oil in a heavy pan, fry ladyfingers till crisp.
  5. Drain and keep aside.
  6. Add seeds, dal, to hot oil, allow to splutter.
  7. Add whole chillies, curry leaves, ginger, stir.
  8. Add onions, fry till lightly browned.
  9. Add crushed chilli, turmeric, salt, paste, saute till oil separates.
  10. Mix curd and flour to a smooth paste, add 1 cup water.
  11. Add to the sauteed mixture and stir continuously till boil is reached.
  12. Simmer for 5 minutes, check taste for masala and salt.
  13. Add fried ladyfingers, boil for 2 minutes.
  14. Garnish with coriander, serve hot with steamed rice or rice rotis.

Recipe courtesy of Sify Bawarchi