Okra Stew / Okra In Tamarind Gravy

Previously we have seen Fish In Tamarind Gravy recipe and I did recieve good comments as well as ma...

Previously we have seen Fish In Tamarind Gravy recipe and I did recieve good comments as well as mails for that recipe from readers. Now I present to you okra in tamarind gravy. This is a typical Andhra cuisine and is popular among most households in Andhra Pradesh. My home is no exception. I grew up seeing my mom prepare this recipe and an ignorant cook in me used to wonder how does it have this sweet and tart taste at the same time. Well, now I do have an answer as I prepared it recently and it was great. Why don't you try it?


Ingredients:

Okra - 300 grams
Onions - 1 (Finely chopped)
Green Chillies - 3(Finely chopped)
Curry Leaves - 3
Turmeric Powder - 1 tablespoon
Salt - As per taste
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tablespoon
Jaggery - One and half tablespoon
Tamarind Pulp - To be extracted to cup size using 2 spoons of tamarind
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Coriander Leaves - Half bunch
Mustard Seeds - 1 tablespoon
Cumin Seeds - 1 tablespoon
Urad dal - 1 tablespoon
Chana dal - 1 tablespoon

Preparation:

Take the okra and cut them into fine pieces preferably of the size shown in the pictures.
Take a pan to heat and add oil to. Once oil heats up add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and chanda dal. Wait till they pop.
Add onions, green chillies and curry leaves and fry for 5 mins.


Add the okra pieces and mix well. Cook for 10 mins by closing the pan with a lid.


Post that add the tamarind pulp and cook for another 5 mins.


Add the jaggery which is powdered and mix so that the okra gravy gets its taste. Cook for 10 mins till the gravy thickens and remove from heat.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve the okra stew.


Serving Options:

Serve it with hot steamed rice and enjoy the andhra delicacy.

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  1. I love these tangy sauces.

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  2. My mom makes the same way, looks yumm!

    -Mythreyi
    Yum! Yum! Yum!

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    1. yeah even I learnt it from my mom :)

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  3. Slurp, my kind of comforting food..Serve me with rice and papads,i'll sit and eat anytime.

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  4. Very delicious, love it with some rice..

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  5. Delicious one :)
    http://youtoocancookindianfood.blogspot.in/

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  6. Nice curry,thanks for sharing.

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  7. never tried okra this way..looks very delicious and inviting..

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    1. Is it what you call it in tamil? Sorry I m not sure thats why I asked

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  9. Ok, so that's what they are? I used to eat these when I was on the ship and never new what it is, silly me :)

    Thanks Lavanya, now I feel much smarter :)
    xoxo

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    1. Haha petro...well it happens. I also experience this, eating something without knowing its name :)

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  10. sounds so yummy, i too make it similar way with some addition of tomatoes...love it with rice...
    Spicy Treats

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    1. Yeah I too know abt addition of tomatoes but mom makes it this way so I posted it. tomatoes will post later surely :)

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  11. looks delishh...very nice presentation lavanya
    Tasty Appetite

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  12. Looks very appetizing. Must be spicy and tangy. In Karnataka they make a gojju with bhendi and tamarind. If you are interested.

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    1. Oh is it...would love to know abt karnataka special kusum. Pls send me the link if you can :)

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  13. yummy and delicious...

    http://jopreet.blogspot.com/

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