Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Okra Stir-fry With Oats-Quinoa Spice Powder/Vendakkai Podi Curry

After trying out my first cooking experience with quinoa as kheer, am here with a simple spice powder prepared with rolled oats and quinoa spiced with dry red chillies,channadal,coriander seeds,asafoetida powder and urad dal..I really prepared this spice powder at last moment and finished this usual simple stir fry as something different and also with healthy stuffs in it...This spice powder turned out this stir fry truly healthy with less oil and completely helped to mask the okra's stickiness usually which is quite an hard task for many of us while cooking okras..This simple stir fry tastes awesome with rasam and curd rice and we loved it..


1/2kg Okra/Bhindi/Vendakkai(chopped)
1no Onion (chopped finely)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/2tsp Mustard seeds& urad dal
5nos Curry leaves
Oil
Salt

For Oats & Quinoa Spice Powder:
1/4cup Rolled oats
1/4cup Quinoa
3nos Dry red chillies
1tbsp Urad dal
2tbsp Channa dal
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
2pinch Turmeric powder
Salt


Dry roast the channa dal, urad dal, dry red chillies until they turns golden brown, now add the coriander seeds, and dry roast for few minutes, finally roast the quinoa and rolled oats for few minutes along with asafoetida powder and turmeric powder...Add the salt to the roasted ingredients and grind as coarse powder...conserve in air tightened box..

Heat enough oil and let splutters the mustard seeds,urad dal..add the chopped onions, curry leaves, slit opened green chillies with enough salt and saute until the onions turns transculent..add the chopped okra pieces and saute for few minutes, put the flame in medium and cook for few minutes in simmer with lid closed..finally add 3-4tbsps of oats-quinoa spice powder to the cooking okra pieces and saute until the veggies turns bit crispy..

47 comments:

  1. yummy okra...looks so delicious

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  2. Okra looks delicious..Nice recipe!

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  3. Nice looking okra curry,loved the podi version. Bookmarked.

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  4. Wooow!!! okra looks perfectly cooked, simple to cook and nice side for rasam rice,,,

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  5. okra stirfry...another variation to add to my list,yummy...healthy as well...

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  6. Quite innovative using Oats & Quinoa Spice Powder! Quite healthy too ..

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  7. so creative with bhindi..could have never imagined this recipe...good one..looks delicious..

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  8. Priya, this is great! I've been looking for more recipes with quinoa, so thank you!

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  9. Vendakkai curry supera irrukku. Creative n kalakkal podi:)

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  10. Super presentation...this is just fab...!

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  11. as usual very creative and sounds very yummy.quite healthy too

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  12. an innovative and tempting recipe!

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  13. Nice powder Priya..........Love the creation.

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  14. Oh..nice...just what i wanted..have some okra and now i know what to do with it..
    shall also send in some entries for the cardamom event :)

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  15. Wow,nice powder to use on poriyals Priya!

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  16. Love the whole grain spice powder,a very healthy idea :D

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  17. i love this podi version,nice curry!!

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  18. Your Podi sounds interesting!! Will try it .Now kids have summer holidays ,so it is really hard to concentrate on blogging.

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  19. wow...so new priya...u shd write a book i tell u!

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  20. wow powders make all the difference in taste...this one is a good version priya :)

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  21. yummy n healthy too. love it..
    i am sorry that i may not be able to send entries to my fav event-pancakes.

    but i do will send entries to CSW event..

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  22. This is very innovative recipe!
    looks delicious...

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  23. Priya,
    Very Awesome.Oats & quinoa spice powder with okra.Very innovative and perfectly healthy.Thanks for sharing such a healthy recipe.

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  24. Nice powder and a delicious fry using it

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  25. .okara itself a healthy one if u add quinoa it will give more flavour ..and very healthy one..
    liked ur presentation

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  26. Nice healthy spicy powder...and nice stir fry wih okra as well

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  27. interesting spice powder...quinoa and oats...need not say healthy...:-)

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  28. Interesting combination of oats, quinoa and okra. Looks good.

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  29. Loved your podi! Will give atry soon.

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  30. Ooh, that sounds totally amazing. And healthy.

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  31. Oh Wow Priya, that is so innovative and sounds yummy and healthy. Thanks for such inspirations.

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  32. looks so yummy!!! nice recipes..

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  33. Interesting spice powders. Looking so healthy and delicious.

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  34. Wow,healthy spice powder.Never thght of making such things.I have already seen your oats banana podimas and this is another healthy wonder.

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  35. Wow looks amazing. Nice variation of Quinoa. will try for sure.

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  36. Priya,

    oats and quinoa spice powder looks really good with okra.

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  37. une assiette qui a l'air très appétissante et savoureuse j'aime beaucoup
    bonne journée

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  38. this gotto be very tasty...very innovative Priya...am being pushed to try out quinoa...

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  39. hi priya, here you are with another beyond the thinking version of spice powder. nice and innovative, surely will try next time..

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  40. yummmmy.....looks so healthy and tasty.

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  41. oh, priya thtz definitely an interesting recipe. My fav okra in a beautiful dish! Looks very tempting!

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  42. Very unique way of cooking okra in this way ,this spice powder sounds interesting.

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