This dish tastes yummy with steam rice.
250 gm Bhendi(lady finger/Okra).
1 small Onion chopped.
1/4 cup grated Coconut.
1 cup Coconut milk.
2tbsp + 5 tbsp Oil.
Salt to taste.
For the masala
1 medium sized Onion.
2 tbsp Dhana(corriander seeds)
5 tbsp Red chilli powder.
1 tbsp Haldi powder.
1 tsp Black pepper powder.
1 tsp Tamarind pulp
Grind all the masala ingredients to a fine paste.
Grind together grated coconut,peppercorns and half chopped onion to a fine paste.
Cut off the head and tail of bhendi.
Heat around 5 tbsp oil in a frying pan,shallow fry bhendi stiring well.
Remove on absorbant/tissue paper.
Apply masala paste to fried bhendi and keep aside.
Heat oil in a kadhai.Add half chopped onion,let it turn brown.
Add marinated bhendis.
Cook stiring well till masala starts leaving oil.
Add 1/4 cup water and salt.
Add coconut paste mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
Add coconut milk.Mix well.
Serve hot with steam rice or bhakri of your choice.
Tip-Dont boil the gravy after adding coconut milk.You can use fresh coconut milk or maggi coconut milk powder.Fried potatoes can also be added to this dish.
Happy Cooking !!!