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Friday, May 18, 2012

Lady Finger Curry with Tamarind Juice (Okra Benefits )

Lady Finger  is also  known as Okra

Okra nutritional value per 100 gm

calcium  - 81 mg (8%)
sugars - 1.2 gm
fat - 0.1 gm
carbohydrates - 7.0 gm
protein 2.00gm
water - 90.17 gm
dietary fiber - 3.2 gm
energy-129 KJ

Okra contains both iron and calcium also good source of vitamin A and C

Heath Benefits :

1) good for summer heat treatment
2) it is good in normalizing the blood sugar and cholesterol level
3) good for preventing diabetes
4) best for those are feeling weak , exhausted and suffering from depression
5) okra fiber is excellent for feeding good bacteria
6) it healing for ulcer and to keep joins limber
like this it has numerous benefits

Ingredients :
lady finger - 500 gm
chopped onion - 1 no
ginger garlic paste - 1 spoon
green chili - 2 no
turmeric - a pinch
salt - as per requirement
red chili powder -2 spoons
curry leaves - a small bunch
coriander leaves - half a cup
coriander powder - 1/4th cup
oil-50 ml
mustard seeds - half a spoon
cumin seeds - 1 spoon
fenugreek seeds 1/4 spoon
masala -1 spoon
sesame seed powder -  1/2 cup (optional)
tamarind juice - 2 cups (sour taste )

Preparation Method :

First of all wash lady finger with clean water and cut them into small pieces as shown , while cutting check for insects , then chop the onions, green chili,coriander leaves ,curry leaves.

For the preparation of tamarind juice , take fresh sour type half a cup of  tamarind flesh , wash it and soak  for 5 to 10 min , then take out the juice .

Heat oil in a depth pan , add cumin seed , mustard seed, fenegreek seed, after a minute add chopped onion , green chili, ginger garlic paste , saute it for 3 to 5 min then add half of the salt .

Now add lady finger saute them 5 to 10 min on slow flame (don't allow to stick to pan ) keep on mix every time , then it will lose gum (glue), now add turmeric , red chili powder , coriander powder , sesame seed powder,also add next half salt  mix it real good after 2 min pour tamarind juice in it , boil it for 5 mins , now add coriander leaves , curry leaves , masala,  keep lid  for 2 mins ..

Ready to serve it gives sour hot taste ,,,,,,,,,,

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  1. This looks like a nice recipe and the nutritional facts are good. Keep posting.

    1. thanq .. i will post recipes regularly

      please suggest some recipe ...!!!

  2. looks interesting...