Garlic okra chilli fry
I have adapted this recipe from www.rakskitchen.net/ .
I have made my personal touches to match our taste buds.
Okra/vendakkai/ladies finger is my favourite vegetable .This is a crispy side and can be served as a starter too.
This serves 3 persons.
Okra: ½ kg.
Salt as required
Chilli powder: ½ tsp.
Sweet chilli sauce: 1 tbsp.
Garlic: 4 cloves finely chopped
Oil: for deep frying and 1 tsp
Maida/Plain flour: 1/4 cup
Water: 2 tsp
Corn flour: 1/4 cup
Wash and slice okra diagonally.
Add salt, Maida, corn flour, mix till okra is dry and not moist.
Deep fry the okra in batches till cooked and crisp.
We are not deep-frying till golden brown.
Then in another pan, heat 1 tsp oil, add garlic and fry till golden brown.
Make slurry of 1 tsp water, ½ tsp chilli powder and add this to the pan.
Add sweet chilli sauce.
Immediately before the sauce and slurry dries out, mix and add the fried okra pieces and mix well till okra is coated with slurry and sauces.
Tip: If Sweet chilli sauce is not available, add 1 tsp honey instead.
Serve with fried rice, pulao, vegetable pulao.