Naan Therapy

Or should it be 'paratha' therapy …

Desi style Okra fritters

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Following recipe serves two –

  • Start with a dozen tender okra. Wash and dry thoroughly.
  • Slit open with a paring knife and stuff a pinch of the following spice mixture – 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp amchoor (dry mango powder), 1 tsp anardana (dry pomegranate seeds), 1 tsp toasted and crushed cumin, 1 tsp red pepper powder
  • Prepare a thin cake like batter by mixing 1 cup of besan (bengal gram flour) or chickpea flour with sufficient water, a pinch of salt, 1/2 tsp cracked pepper, 1/2 tsp anardana, 1/2 tsp crushed coriander seeds, 1/2 tsp nigella seeds, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp of red pepper powder/flakes
  • Prepare a mustard oil bath for frying – 1-2 cups depending on your fryer.
  • Heat mustard oil to smoking.
  • Coat the okra in batter, a few at a time, and fry until golden.
  • Drain on a paper towel and serve with chutney.

 

Stuffing Okra with spices

Batter dipping okra (and eggplant from our summer garden)

Let drain

Serve with ketchup or your favourite chutney

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Written by Som

August 11, 2011 at 2:51 pm

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