Thursday, 27 May 2010
A very simple recipe with the gorgeous ladies finger. It will suit people who dislike its gluey nature. Children will absolutely love it. I loved it the first time I made it and finished it within no time.
Ladies finger / Vendakkai- 250gms
Gram flour / besan- 2 tbspns
Rice flour or corn flour- 2 tbspns
Red chilli powder- 1 tspn
Jeera powder- 1 tspn
Pepper powder- 1 tspn
Salt to taste
Oil- 4 tbspns
Mix besan, rice or corn flour, red chilli powder, jeera powder and pepper powder with enough salt and make a thick paste using water. Now cut the vendakkai as shown in picture. Apply a thin coating of this flour mixture to vendakkai. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan and slowly roast the marinated ladies finger until they become crispy and golden brown in colour. It makes a tasty, fiber rich snack or it goes very will with dhal and rice.
Taste enhancing tips for this recipe : Make a thick paste with the ingredients. Do not make a thick coating of batter on ladies finger. Make a very thin coating. Slow roast the ladies finger to get the desired consistency. If you do it on high flame the ladies finger for sure will get charred. Happy cooking !!!