The thumb rule while cooking okra is making sure the vegetable is chopped right and cooked in an open flame without adding an ounce of water.At home,my vanni made this dish within 15 minutes from start to finish.It pairs well with rice as well as rotis.If you love okra,you'll love this spicy and tasty phanna upkari.
Phanna upkari is a very spicy dish,typically made with seafood as the main ingredient.But it tastes great as a vegetarian version too.Like this Mushroom version or this Navy beans.
Bhenda Phanna Upkari
Lady's Finger/Okra - 15-17,sliced thinly
Oil - 1 tbsp
Onion - 1,finely chopped
Tomato - 1,finely chopped
Salt to taste
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Wash the okra well and wipe dry.Snip off the ends and slice it into thin rounds.
In a kadai add oil and saute onions till they turn golden brown.Mix in the tomato and saute till the tomatoes turn soft.
Add salt to taste and coriander and red chilly powders.
Mix in the okra and stir well.Keep stirring till the okra becomes soft and cooked well.
Serve hot with rice,dal or roti.
Spicy Chilly Okra is off to one of my dearest blogging pal Bharathy(Spicy Chilly)who is hosting My Spicy Recipe event on her blog.There are some amazing prizes to be won with which you can shop from shopping sites like Flipkart-which happens to be my favorite hop for e-shopping.So go ahead and send in your entries too!