BEST OKRA (LADY'S FINGER) PACHADI RECIPE
Okra or Lady's Finger
The scientific name of Okra plant is Abelmoschus esculentus.
It is cultivated in warm temperate and tropical regions of the world. It is rich source of dietary fiber,minerals,vitamin A,C and K.It is used to control cholesterol and over weight problems.It is the best vegetable which contains anti-oxidants such as beta carotenes, xanthin and lutein. The important minerals like iron ,calcium,manganese and magnesium are rich in okra.We can make different types of food items with okra.One of these is okra kichadi.
1. Lady's finger - 15 nos.
(Cut into 0.25 thick)
2. Grated coconut - 1 cup
3. Cumin seed - 1/2 tsp
4. Curd - 2 cups
5. Coconut oil - 2 cups
6. Mustard seed - 4 tsp
7.Curry leaves - Few
8.Red chillies - 2 nos.
9.Chopped green chillies - 6 nos.
10. Small onion - 3 nos.
11. Salt - to taste
Method of Preparation
Take cumin seeds,small onion pieces ,green chillies, grated coconut and grind to make into a fine paste and add curd ,keep aside.
Fry the small pieces of ladies finger in coconut oil with salt. Add fried ladies finger into the above coconut mix that is already prepared.Add salt according to our taste.
Heat oil in a pan.Splutter the mustard seeds, add some small onion pieces,red chilly pieces and curry leaves and pour into the pachadi.You will get a deliciouas pachadi.It can be used as a side dish for cooked rice.