Ladies finger a nutritious vegetable which can be used for so many dishes and a favorite of my son's. Vivek likes vendakka varuval very much and whenever i get good ones i make this for him.
Ladies finger - cut into small pieces 1 bowl
Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dhal - 1/4 tsp
Bengal gram - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - 3 to 4 pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp or as per requirement
Curry leaves - a few
Coconut oil - a few drops
For almost every poriyal that I make, i add a few drops of coconut oil to it, as it enhances the flavor very much.
In a kadai pour both the oils and once its hot add the mustard seeds, urad dhal, bengal gram, asafoetida and cumin seeds.
When the spluttering stops add the curry leaves and the chopped ladies finger.
Cook it on medium heat. When half done add the turmeric powder and the chili powder.
Mix it well and then add the salt.
Remove once well done and serve it hot with rice.
Try it with dhal and rice.
I am sending this entry to Sangeeth's, Calcium Rich event.