Monday, September 29, 2008

Okra Kurkure

Okra, which is commonly referred to as "lady’s finger", is of West African origin. Okra is a fibrous, green vegetable pod that contains many tiny white, edible seeds. It is available all year round and is a tropical plant growing particularly in warm climates.Okra can also be used in stir-fries and may be baked, grilled, boiled or steamed. It takes less than five minutes to cook.One hundred grams of Okra contains about 33 calories, 2.0 grams of protein, 7.6 grams of carbohydrates, with 0.1 grams fat. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, n also iron...usually we prepare them as curries, for a change i tried it out as fritters...they turned really crispy n they vanished within few minutes..kids will love them for the sure...


20nos Okras
2tbsp Gram flour
3tbsp Rice flour
1tbsp Corn flour
1tsp Red chilly powder
3nos Garlic pods
1/2tsp Fennel seeds
Salt
Oil for deepfrying


Wash well the okras n pat dry them, discard the top n bottom...cut them lengthwise n keep aside, grind the garlic n fennel seed with water into thick paste..now add the gram flour, rice flour, cornflour, grounded paste, redchilli powder n salt..mix everything, just sprinkle some water so that the flours will get well stick to the okra pieces..keep them on the counter for 10 minutes...

Heat oil n fry them as deep fry..dont overcrowd, fry them in batches...drain the excess of oil in a paper towel..

Serve them as snacks r else as side for any rice dishes of ur choice...

2 comments:

Pallavi said... Reply To This Comment

Love okra in all forms.. Yumm !!

Thanks for the entry Priya..

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Hi pallavi, glad to see ur comment..thanks