Saturday, July 2, 2011

Okra with Kokum

I learnt this from a friend. I tried it for the first time at home and everyone liked it and this was so easy. You don't have to cut it thin or you can even use the frozen cut okra. That saves a lot of time and this doesn't reduce much in quantity either, when it is cooked.

Ingredients :
Okra - 500gms (cut into 1 inch pieces)
Onion - 1 medium
Kokum - 4 pieces (cut into smaller pieces)
Redchilli powder - 1 tsp (adjust as per your taste)
Salt - to taste
Mustard seeds, curry leaves and hing for seasoning

Method :

Soak the kokum in couple of spoons of warm water for few minutes. In a pan, heat a spoon of oil and when it is hot, add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add curry leaves and hing and saute for few seconds. Add cut onions and kokum and saute till the onions are translucent. Add the okra, red chillipoweder, salt and cover and cook for few minutes, until the okra is well cooked. Remove the lid and cook for some more time till you get a dry curry.

Goes well with both Rice and Roti.

Kokum has sour taste like tamarind and is considered to be better than tamarind as it has some medicinal properties and is used in maharashtrian and konkani cuisine.


Raks said...

No idea what kokum is,but the okra looks nicely done...

Hari Chandana P said...

Wow.. very nice idea.. looks absolutely tempting.. Perfect picture :)
Indian Cuisine

Priya Suresh said...

Never tried kokum yet too..okra fry looks simply delicious..

chef and her kitchen said...

Nice variation of bhindi wid kokum..sounds nice

jayasree said...

Liked the addition of kokum to the usual vendakkai stir fry.

VeggieRecipes said...

I have never tried south Indian food. Will definitely look forward to it.

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