Halwai February 3, 2019

Ingredients:

• 250 g – Okra
• 4 – Tomatoes
• 2.5 tbsp – fresh grated Coconut
• 1.5 tsp – Tamarind pulp
• 1/2 tsp – Turmeric powder
• 1.5 tsp – chilli powder
• 1/2 tsp – Garam Masala
• 1/2 tsp – salt
• 2 tbsp – oil
• Masala to grind:
• 1 tsp – Fennel seeds
• 1 tsp – Cumin seeds
• 1 tsp – whole coriander
• 1 tsp – sesame seeds

Method:

  1. Dry roast all the masala ingredients in a pan on low heat till slightly roasted.
  2. Grind in a mixer jar and make a fine powder. Boil tomatoes and grind to make puree.
  3. Trim the ends and slit okra lengthwise into 4 pieces.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the okra pieces on high flame (or just skip this step and add chopped okra at stage 10 and cook till done).
  5. Remove on a tissue paper and sprinkle 1 tsp ground masala and mix well.
  6. Take a pan, add 2 tbsp oil and add tomato puree.
  7. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt and cook for 1 minute.
  8. Add coconut, 3 tsp ground masala, tamarind pulp, garam masala and mix.
  9. Now add fried okra and mix, cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  10. Garnish with grated coconut and serve.
  11. Recipe courtesy: Maayeka