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Okra Rice

- recipe by Rajee submitted by Dahlia on 03-02-2010
(Okra Biriyani, Ladies Finger Pulao, Vendakkai Sadam, Bhindi Pulav, Vendakkay Choru)


Ingredients
Tomato - 1.5
Okra - 1 lb
Onion - 1 (medium)
Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tblsp
Turmeric Powder -  1/4 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
Chilly Powder - 2 tsp
Corriander Powder - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Cilantro - for garnishing
 
Method
1. Cook the rice with 3.5 cups of water and required salt. Keep it aside.
2. Cut the okra into small pieces and pan fry it with little salt and turmeric powder till it is completely fried.
3. Heat oil in another pan and saute the onions till it turns golden brown.
4. Fry the ginger garlic paste for a minute.
5. Add the tomatoes and fry till all the liquid from the tomato has evaporated..
6. Add the turmeric powder, chilly powder, corriander powder, garam masala powder and little salt.
7. Cook till oil oozes out of the mixture.
8. Toss this mixture with the cooked rice. The rice should be thoroughly coated with the masala mixture.
9. Finally mix in the fried okra. The okra should be evenly distributed throughout the rice.
10. Garnish with cilantro and serve with raita.
 
 Tips
     - You can also make the masala mixture and cook the rice along with the masala mixture. Finally toss the fried okra.


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Comments (6)

Person   ()
This sounds and looks really interesting and delicious. Gonna try it sometime.
Person   ()
Hi Rahul. It tastes good. You have to cook the okra till it is crispy.
Person   ()
Question here , do you fry the okra without oil ?
Person   ()
No you have to add oil for pan frying.
Person   ()
Tried it and came out well.Thanks for sharing it.
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Thank You.

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Comment by raji ramakrishnan
what is the equivalent quantity in grms of lb as my husband and daughter loves okra, i want to try this.
 
Reply :-
Hi Raji, 1 lb = 453 gms (~ half kg)

Comment by Lilian George
Thanks so much for this recipe.....my husband loooooved it!! :)
 
Reply :-
Great to hear that!!

Comment by Nitu Gurnani
Hi, I came to ur site while searching 4 healthy recipes to feed my toddler n this recipe was gr8 to add some bhindi into his diet
 
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Yes true. Kids also love varieties in their food.

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I Really enjoyed with all your recipes.rice recipes are very helpful to me for lunch box.
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Thank you so much Sofi. Glad that the site is useful to you.

Comment by Sujatha Sridhar
That sounds very interesting!!
Im going to try it soon.
Unga sitela recipes romba nalla irukku...easyaa puriyudhu.
Vaazhtthukkal!
       
Reply :-
Do try and give your comments Sujatha.
Thanks for your vaazhtthukkal!!

Comment by Prema Sridharan
Could you please add my email id to your mailing list so I can get your recipes delivered to my inbox daily. Thank you!
       
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Sure. I'll add you.

Comment by  priya naidu
I tried the okra rice,it turn out very good.thanks for the great site n very easy n yummy receipes.
       
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Thanks for trying the recipe. Its a great recipefor parties, lunch boxes and even for a home meal.

Comment by Leena Kurian
Great site. I hope to use many of these recipes for my young kids.
 
Reply :-
Thanks Leena!!

 Published by on and last updated on 2013-11-13.