Ladies Finger Curry (Vendakai)

Ladies Finger Curry


10pcs ladies finger-cut into 1-inch circles. Dry fry them in wok until the stickiness are gone,keep aside.
1/4 cup shallots quartered
10pcs of garlic crushed
2 tomatoes chopped
1/4 cup of oil
1tsp of mustard seeds
4pcs of curry leaves
2tbsp of chopped coriander leaves

For the Masala Paste
1/4 cup of shallots
6 dried chillies
4 pcs of curry leaves
4tsp of coriander seeds crushed
2 pcs garlic
2tbsp of coriander powder
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1 cup freshly grated coconut

Preparation Method:
Roast all the masala ingredients til golden brown. Once the mixture is cooled, add enough amount of water and grind it into a smooth paste,keep aside.
On a medium flame,heat 3tbsp of oil ,add mustard seeds once it starts to pop add curry leaves,garlic and chopped shallots. When the shallots are semi cooked add the tomatoes,fry well. Then add the ladies finger and the masala paste. Bring the mixture to boil,add water if the curry is thick. Serve hot with steamed rice.