Surely not one of my favorites in the food world, but these ladyfinger’s turned out highly attractive and delectable and took a special place in the memory fragments.
The fulfilling experience starts with
1 tbsp coriander powder
½ tsp garam masala
2 tbsp roasted peanut powder (heat the peanut sof low flame and when deliciously brown, blow away the outer covering and grind into a granular powder.
A pinch of turmeric powder
Pinch of salt
½ tsp dry mango (Aamchur) Powder
Coconut powder can also be added, though I didn’t, but I know it binds the masala inside and gives it that fresh, sweet taste in every bite.
Slit the Okra, check for any unfamiliar, unfriendly fragments inside and keep them aside. Fill the above filling into the okra. Now grease a baking plate with olive oil and turn the oven temperature to 180 C. Roll the okra in the greasing plate so that it is evenly covered with oil on all its circumference. Bake this celestial bodies for 20-25 minutes at the same temperature and the check is, that they will be really crispy.
If you find them very hard then you haven’t brushed enough oil on them and if soft, then just keep them for 2-3 minutes more.
Its ready, now what you do is chant your prayers in Sanskrit and bite into these crispy, crunchy, curvy, celestial okra.
Heavenly with hot daal chawal !!
PS :- The picture has been taken by me with Bhavin’s help with my new gadget, the Canon 500D. It is potent with features and charismatic with its capability. A debonair deal !!