Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Ladies finger Masala (Maami's Corner)




INGREDIENTS:
Ladies finger: 250 g cut into 1 ½ “pieces
Onion: 2 sliced
Green chilli: 2 chopped
Curd: 100 ml (not sour)
Red chilli powder: ½ tsp
Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp
Cumin powder: ¼ tsp
Garam masala powder: ½ tsp
Tomato: 2 chopped
To roast & powder:
Poppy seeds: 1 tbsp
Water melon seeds: 1 tbsp
For tempering:
Fenugreek: ¼ tsp
Cumin: ¼ tsp
Aniseed: ¼ tsp 
 Oil: 1 tbsp +5 tbsps for frying

METHOD:
Dry roast poppy seeds & water melon seeds, cool & powder.
Fry sliced onions brown in 5 tbsps oil, grind & keep aside.
Now, fry ladies finger in remaining oil & remove on to a plate.
In the same pan, add fenugreek, cumin, aniseed, chopped green chillies & tomato.
Sauté well, add chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala, & cumin powder. Now, add ground onion, poppy- melon seed paste.
Last, pour whisked curd. Stir well, drop in fried ladies finger.
Cover & cook for 5 minutes.
Serve with rotis.

If water melon seeds are not available, use cashew nuts instead. 

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