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We had a nice and wonderful long weekend hope you all too have enjoyed to the fullest. I missed all your sweet posts for last ten days and some how managed to come back.. I still need some time to be regular in visiting all your lovely posts because I am so much tied up with works and also engaging my kid cos of his vacation. Till then I will be posting dishes once in a while for some days. Will be back soon to normal blogging routine and also atleast I want my blog to be live with all your inspiring and encouraging comments. Just did simple dishes like rasam(chaaru) and okra fry yesterday and wanted to share with you all.

Some Health benefits of Okra :

1.Okra is good in normalizing the blood sugar and cholesterol level.
2.Okra fiber is excellent for feeding the good bacteria.
3. Okra is used for healing ulcers and to keep joints limber. It helps to neutralize acids, being very alkaline, and provides a temporary protective coating for the digestive tract.
4. Okra is good for summer heat treatment.
5. Okra is good for constipation.
6.Okra is good for asthma.
7. Okra protects you from pimples and maintains smooth and beautiful skin.
8. There are other medicinal uses of okra, like its protection against trans fats.

Still there are so many health factors involved in okra. I think because of all these reasons our parents has told us that it is so good for memory and helps us doing mathematics. If they say all the above reasons sure we would never tasted and liked it. So some how they played an easy way to make us eat the veggies . So now I am following the same with my kid too. He loves it so much. This is easy fry and tastes so yummy with hot rice, podi, dhal and rasam.

Ingredients :

Okra - 1/2 kg
Garlic - 2 pod
Chilli powder - as required
Pepper powder - little
Mustard and urad for seasoning - 2 tsp
Curry leaves few
coriander for garnishing.

Method :

1. Slice the okra to medium size pieces.
2. Heat oil in the frying pan.
3. Add the mustard and urad dhal.
4. Add the curry leaves, okra and crushed garlic pod saute well until they all well roasted.
5. Add the salt and spice powder according to your taste.
6.Garnish with coriander leaves.

Note :

1. Add tbsp of tamarind extract or curd to avoid stickiness.

lata raja  – (July 8, 2009 at 3:01 AM)  

hello I was about to mail you asking about your absence. This simple recipe post is so comforting.. It is raining cats and dogs here and I would love some rasam and your stirfry today...

jayasree  – (July 8, 2009 at 3:22 AM)  

You have presented the simple okra dish as something exotic. Beatiful.

Suparna  – (July 8, 2009 at 3:25 AM)  

hi pavithra,
bendekai palya looks very tempting with such lovely presentation.

sangi  – (July 8, 2009 at 4:35 AM)  

Sounds sooo delicious....

Shama Nagarajan  – (July 8, 2009 at 5:33 AM)  

simple healthy fry...nic picture

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine  – (July 8, 2009 at 6:00 AM)  

Curry looks nice, very beautiful presentation as ususual. With simple cooking ingredients you create art work!

Ann  – (July 8, 2009 at 6:19 AM)  

Okra is one veggie i always love..and we make dry too..with slight variation..havent tried with garlic yet..

Varunavi  – (July 8, 2009 at 6:32 AM)  

I was missing ur comments,come back early.I love this fry when it is very crispy.

RAKS KITCHEN  – (July 8, 2009 at 6:43 AM)  

I make in a different way,adding garlic is nice idea!

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (July 8, 2009 at 7:26 AM)  

simple but awesome... enjoy time with your kid...
And yes missed your posts since last week...

Mangala Bhat  – (July 8, 2009 at 7:29 AM)  

Nice presentation ! Lovely recipe ..easy and simple !

Nithya Praveen  – (July 8, 2009 at 7:35 AM)  

Simple and easy koora....nice click too!

chakhlere  – (July 8, 2009 at 8:51 AM)  

I also like Okra fry very much!
Yours is looking crispy and yummy!!nice shots!

Shri  – (July 8, 2009 at 8:57 AM)  

Simple and Nice looking Okra.

Ann  – (July 8, 2009 at 9:09 AM)  

That sounds too yumm and spicy

DEESHA  – (July 8, 2009 at 10:03 AM)  

nice stir fry .. I love okra

Parita  – (July 8, 2009 at 11:46 AM)  

interesting info and i love stir fry okra looks crispy!

Mahimaa's kitchen  – (July 8, 2009 at 12:03 PM)  

crispy crunchy okra, i am ready to eat it anytime! looks yummy.

Valarmathi  – (July 8, 2009 at 12:43 PM)  

Simple and yummy one. Nice pic.

Padma  – (July 8, 2009 at 1:36 PM)  

Simple and delicious koora... looks great :)

Pooja  – (July 8, 2009 at 2:12 PM)  

Delicious stir fry! I love to make my okras spicy like you have done :)

Sushma  – (July 8, 2009 at 3:21 PM)  

Okra fry looks soo yummy& greenish!
Keep adding more fry items...

Sarah Naveen  – (July 8, 2009 at 4:39 PM)  

Superb presentation for such a simple dish!!!!!

Ramya  – (July 8, 2009 at 5:45 PM)  

i love okra..esp when its fried crispy..Urs looks yummy..

Lena Rashmin Raj  – (July 9, 2009 at 3:39 AM)  

hai Pavi..This looks amazing. and like alwayz u presentation is just awesome.. :)that curry leaf flower looks beautiful/.... :)

Dhanya Nambirajan  – (July 9, 2009 at 11:27 AM)  

Simple superb. Luved the click too:).

Srilakshmi  – (July 9, 2009 at 2:47 PM)  

Simple yet delicious curry. I love to add peanuts to this! Beautiful presentation as always :-)

Angie's Recipes  – (July 10, 2009 at 3:49 AM)  

Okra stir-fry is classic...I don't cook them often enough.

p.s. Thanks for the wonderful comments you left on my page. :-))

Angie's Recipes

K  – (July 10, 2009 at 3:55 AM)  

Okra stir fry is something very simple and comforting. I like the way you decorate your dishes. very nice:)

NatureStop  – (July 10, 2009 at 12:39 PM)  

Thanks for visiting our blog and leading me here.What a lovely blog!!I really am in need to recipes as I am trying my hand in cooking after all these years:)You just poped up when I needed you most.Thanks.Will be back.


Priti  – (July 10, 2009 at 10:44 PM)  

Great comfort food rite..looks gud and your pic is cute..:)

Sakshi  – (July 10, 2009 at 10:45 PM)  

I have loved Okra all my life ...used to gorge on it even as a kid...but wondering if I ate too much coz my math skill is still very very under developed...

So where did u go off for the weekend?

Ammu  – (July 11, 2009 at 8:00 AM)  

Sounds simple & comfort dish too.

Cynthia  – (July 12, 2009 at 2:02 AM)  

Okra is one of my favourite vegetables and I eat it weekly.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. I look forward to exploring yours.

rekhas kitchen  – (July 12, 2009 at 5:35 AM)  

simple, easy but very tasty and a perfect combination with dal and rice naa

Sweta  – (July 12, 2009 at 12:40 PM)  

Ladies finger is a firm fave-but,I'm still trying to search for the kind we get in India!!Love this recipe and welcome back :)

Sweta  – (July 12, 2009 at 12:41 PM)  

Great stir fry recipe,Pavi!Welcome back :)

Pavithra  – (July 13, 2009 at 10:44 AM)  

Thanks everyone for your lovely and inspiring comments...

Sushma Mallya  – (July 13, 2009 at 11:01 AM)  

Nice dish pavitra...healthy food..

Divya  – (July 13, 2009 at 12:21 PM)  

hello Pavithra akka.... i just loved your blog...the recipes are too good and simple..And the images themselves are mouth-watering..
keep the good work going..

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