Okra and Coconut Stir Fry
  • Okra, cut small- 15
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Red dry chili- 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Onion, chopped small- 1
  • Green chilies- 2, halved
  • Coconut grated- 1 cup
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  1. Cut okra vertically and then slice them into small.
  2. Place a wok or non-stick pan over medium heat.
  3. Add oil, let it turn hot.
  4. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  5. Add dry red chilies and curry leaves to it, saute for a second.
  6. Add onions and little salt, saute till onions turn translucent.
  7. Add okra and little water to it.
  8. Add green chilies to okra which are halved.
  9. Cover and cook till okra is no longer mushy, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  10. Keep stirring while it is getting cooked.
  11. If it gets too dry, sprinkle little water over the okra.
  12. Don't add too much water as okra turns too mushy and sticky.
  13. Add coconut and stir fry till okra turns light golden in color.
  14. It should be a dry dish.
  15. Taste and add ground pepper if you need more spice and salt accordingly.
  16. Dish it out and serve as a side dish for rice or roti.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas at http://www.thasneen.com/cooking/okra-and-coconut-stir-fry/