Fave vegetable 1 Bendakaya/Okra
I know I know I have not paying much attention to my fave series. And I have told myself this will have be rectified ASAP. Bendakaya/Okra is my most favourite vegetable. I like it in any form but the best is simple fry. Do you guys remember being told that "Eat lot of bendakaya and then you will be a wiz in math"?? Every adult I knew would tell me this when I was a child and I would totally believe it. I never liked math, don't like it much (Imagine what kind of an Engineer I am). And I would wonder, how come this is my fave veggie and I dont like math. It was and is a big mystery. Another intresting this about okra is that it is called "Ladies finger" in India. I dont the reason but like to think that it is so because the vegetable is long and slightly curved and beautiful to look at, like the fingers of a Lady. WOuld like to know what you guys think about it being called "Ladies finger" The plate full of food you are looking at is my most favourite meal in the WHOLE world. Spinach dal, okra fry with a side of vadiyalu and tomato pickle. I would pick this one over any other food any day. He is the simple recipe for okra fry. Ingredients Bendakaya/okra - 1 pound, chopped into bite sizex pieces. 1 big Onion - sliced lengthwise 4 green chillis - chopped lenght wise salt Dhania/coriander powder. Oil -1 table spoon Method Heat 1 table spoon of oil in a pan. Add the okra and salt let It fry till it is well cooked. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in another pan. Add onions and chillis and fry till they are nicely browned. Add little more salt, mix well and add okra along with a little dhania powder. Mix very very gently and let cook on a low heat for few more minutes. Enjoy as a side dish with rice or roti or if you are like me eat it by itself. :) Tip: Try to the curb the instinct that keeps telling it needs more stirring, because okra is very deliacte it tends to break if handled too much. When buying fresh okra, try to break the tip. If it breaks easily, it is a tender one and is good to use.