A simple and quick dish with okra, which is used as the main course in Indian dish .
My Loving Mom make it this way , here it is to share with you all :)
Okra cut length wise into 1 inch length
The same quantity of Potato cut into strips of the same size.
7-8 garlic cloves, minced with red chili powder ,
½ tsp turmeric powder,
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) ,
1 tsp Mustard seeds ,
a pinch of Asafoetida,
Salt o taste,
Coriander leaves to garnish.
1 tsp oil.
First heat oil in a pan or kadhai , add mustard seeds to it, when it starts spluttering , add cumin seeds and asafetida powder to it.
Next add sliced potato, and sprinkle turmeric powder over it. Mix it well, and let it cook on medium heat till potato is tender , add minced garlic and red chilli powder to it. Stir well, and now add okra to it.
On the meduim to high flame keep on stirring it well. After a little while it will seem little greasy due to Okra, keep on stirring it, this will eventually burn all the stickiness of okra. At this stage the okra will reduce to half of the size of its original.
Okra with Potato is ready to serve with Hot Phulka with Ghee : ) .
I had it with ripe Mango Ras ( Juice ) . No , no I am not that much lucky to have ripe mango in market here ,at this time of winter. I stored it in my freezer when the season of ripe mango was on pick here. Here is a quick description of how to do it.
Take fine ripe Mangos, peel it ,and remove the pulp of each , then crush it together to make smooth pulp of it, without adding anything to it, Store it in a air tight container in your deep freezer . this way it will remain fresh for a long time, at least I am using it this way since last 6 months. And it tastes as good as fresh mango. At the time of taking it in use, leave it outside in normal temprature for atleast 2-3 hours , add sugar and little water to it and blend it together again. Your chilled Aam Ras ( Mango juice) is ready to serve with your normal dish. : ) .
At my place both of us love Aam Ras , so I store it in this way and enjoy it in any season here.It is really a great fun to have it in meal, and with Aloo bhindi, it tastes heavenly…. I know I know, that all you buddies from US of A is going to tell that you are missing it there , well, Soon we are also going to migrate there, and will be in your line soon , so let me Enjoy this "Fruit King Of India- Mango " while I am here. :)
The same Dish with okra ans potato can be made other way too, just by changing the way we cut potato and okra here. For that cut potato into small cubes, and okra in usual round shape. This will give it a new look. :) I tried it that way too before few weeks. Here is how it looked like.