Tuesday, July 21, 2009

SWEET AND SOUR OKRA GOJJU (BENDAKAYA BAJJI)

This is a traditional Andhra recipe made with raw tamarind sauce and sesame seed powder which I learned from my Mom,generally it is served with kichidi/pongal(ven pongal) and steamed rice.

INGREDIENTS:
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  1. Baby okras/mini okras- 10 to 15
  2. green chilis chopped-2
  3. onion- 2 teaspoons(optional)
  4. Tamarind paste-3 table spoons
  5. Dry roasted sesame seed powder-4 to 5 teaspoon
  6. Red chili powder-1/4 Th teaspoon
  7. Turmeric-1/8Th teaspoon
  8. sugar powder-3 teaspoons
  9. salt-to tatse
  10. oil-2 table spoons
  11. Cumin-1/2 teaspoon
  12. Mustard-1/2 teaspoon
  13. curry leaves-10


METHOD:
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  1. Slit okras in the middle, and chop the green chilis
  2. Heat oil in a pan and make seasoning,add okras, green chilis then close the lid and cook until soft.
  3. In a bowl add tamarind paste and some water mix well.
  4. Add red chili powder, turmeric, salt , sugar , sesame seed powder and mix well.
  5. To this add the cooked okras, add raw onions and serve hot.