Vendakka Mezhukkupuratti / Ladies Finger Stir fry

Vendakka Mezhukkupuratti/ Ladies Finger Stir Fry
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A simple and perfect side dish for rice and chapathi. It is better to use tender okra/ladies finger for a tasty mezhukkupuratti. We have already discussed about the health benefits of using ladies finger for the meal. Still i am repeating the same as many of you may not aware about its boundless health benefits if we include it in our diet. Ladies finger/okra has known for their ability to prevent diabetics in a very short time. The dietary fibre content of an Okra/ladies finger is known to be high and hence many health specialists recommend it for digestive benefits. We are discussing about a Kerala traditional dish, mezhukkupuratti/stir fry is common and delicious side dish for rice.

Ingredients

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Step by step method

  • Step 1

    Wash the ladies finger/ vendakka/ okra and pat dry,then slice them thinly.

  • Step 2

    Heat oil in a fry pan and add mustard seeds, when mustard starts to pop, add curry leaves and sliced onion. Saute the onions till it turns soft.

  • Step 3

    Add the sliced okra, red chilly flakes and red chilli powder and combine well, cook for 10-15 minutes until all the stickiness disappears. Do not cover the pan.

  • Step 4

    Add salt and stir well and cook until okra is cooked well. Serve hot.

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