Monday 5 May 2014

Sweet 'n' sour ladyfinger

Ladyfinger (Okra) is known to provide numerous health benefits. It is a wonderful source of important vitamins and minerals. It is good for heart, skin, bones, teeth and protects against diabetes, cancer, anaemia and many more. So eat this wonder food as much as you can. And what's more, it can grow very easily at home, so grow your own ladyfinger for more benefits. This recipe is very simple, but the perfect blend of ingredients makes it very tasty and visually its very appealing, isn't it?     

You need

1kg Ladyfinger                                       

For Filling
2tbsp Dry mango powder (amchur)
1tbsp salt
1/2 tbsp chilli powder

For Sauce
6-7 medium sized tomatoes (pureed)
1tsp mustard seeds
1tsp cumin seeds
1/2tsp fennel seeds
1tbsp coriander powder
2tbsp brown sugar (gur shakkar)
1/2tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
4tbsp oil

For Garnishing
Fresh coriander leaves

1 .Slit the ladyfinger and fill in all the filling ingredients.
2. Grill the ladyfinger till done.(Brush up the ladyfingers with some oil before grilling)
3. In a pan, heat the oil and add mustard seeds, fennel seeds n cumin seeds. Let them crackle.
4. Now add tomatoes and coriander powder. Let it cook till the tomatoes starts leaving the oil.
5. Caramelise the tomatoes with brown sugar and spice them up with chilli powder. Lastly add salt.
6. Arrange the grilled ladyfingers in rows on a plate (as shown ), pour the sauce on, sprinkle lemon juice and garnish with lemon cuttings and coriander leaves.

Enjoy with Roti or naan!


  1. wow sounds very dish..will try for sure..

  2. It sounds yummy. I think I'll try it, if I find all the ingredients.