Ladies finger/okra stir fry with peanuts
This dish is a result of my hubby's experimentation. A couple of years back when we were in Virigina, one day when I cooking a simple okra fry for lunch, he joined me with the cooking and starting adding whatever he could find from the snack rack, starting from peanuts to kara boondis :) Since then I have been preparing okra fry this way and right now even my mom and mom-in-law started preparing it this way. I was surprised when my mom-in-law asked me what do I add in this dish and she was also asking my father-in-law to taste my preparation saying that it is very good :)....a simple and easy to prepare stir-fry. This goes well with rice and chapathis.
1. Ladies finger/okra, 1/2 pound.
2. Onion, medium-size, 1.
3. Sambar powder, 1 teaspoon. (can be substituted with chili powder)
4. Curry leaves, a handful.
5. Roasted peanuts, 1/2 cup.
6. Ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.
7. Salt as per taste.
8. Mustard seeds, 1/2 teaspoon.
Slice the onions and okra into thin slices. Heat a pan with a tablespoon of oil. When the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the sliced onions and curry leaves and saute for a few minutes until the onions are translucent. Then add the ginger-garlic paste, sambar powder, sliced okras, and salt, mix everything well and cook closed under low flame for 10-12 minutes until the okras are cooked. Finally add the peanuts, mix well and serve hot with rice or chapathis.
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