Saturday, November 15, 2008

BAKED OKRA

Okra is one those few vegetables i like better crisp rather than cooked.Even though i love its taste when its cooked i hate it when it gets slimy and sticky.So i fry or bake it before adding it to a gravy.Here i have simply coated it with some cornmeal and some spices and then baked it at a high temperature.You can also fry it.Best when served hot right from the oven,it looses its crispiness when its cold.It's great with rice and dal.

This is my post on day 15 of RM2.


INGREDIENTS

Okra/bhindi/ladysfinger - 15 nos,cut into 1" pieces

kashmiri chilli pdr - 1 1/2 tsp


Yellow cornmeal - 1/2 cup


salt to taste



METHOD



Preheat oven to 450 deg F.In a bowl mix the cornemal,chilli pdr and salt.Drop the chopped okra into the bowl and coat it evenly.Spread it on a baking sheet.Sprinkle some oil or non stick cooking sparay on top.Bake for 20-25 mins.Serve it hot with rice and dal.

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14 comments:

rekhas kitchen said...

Ian a big fan of okra looks very tempting that to baked wow

Divya Vikram said...

Great way to bake the okra n prevent the sliminess.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is so healthy. Look so good. Nice recipe. YUM!

Cham said...

Baking should be great idea :)

Madhu said...

My fav veggie is okra, So you think we can get the same crispness using frozen okra. looks yummy would love to try this.

ranji said...

Thank u gals for ur lovely comments :)...
Madhu yes u can prepare the same ith frozen okra only thing u may have to bring the veg to a room temperatur before coating them with the cornmeal and then bake it.Its crispy when its hot and not so when cold.so gobble it up immediately :)

Bhawana said...

I loved this baked okra sabji. Gud one.

Siri said...

Lovely idea to mix Okra with cornmeal Ranji.. Yummy..:)

Cheers,
Siri

Roopa said...

Hi ranji, nice idea to bake a veggie like okra, creative, cant wait to know how it would have tasted :)

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks delicious. It's such a simple, but delightful way to prepare okra! The next time my father in law comes to visit I'll have to make this for him - he's one of the few people who will eat okra with me.

lakshmi said...

reminds of the early days of the oven when i would not want to use my stove and bake everything. i baked okra inspite of the fact that i could make crispy okras by sauteing on the stove top!!!

meeso said...

I love easy okra dishes, this one looks easy and super tasty!

Divya Kudua said...

Okra is something which I have not tasted yet..Baking it is a great idea...would let you know if I ever try it out..;-)

Sukanya said...

So Yummy.....Looks so tempting.