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Lady's finger Masala or Vendaikkai Masala

posted 24 Jul 2014, 11:10 by R A   [ updated 24 Jul 2014, 11:12 ]

Lady's finger - 1/4 kg
Green peas - 1/2 cup 
Onion - 1 big
Tomato - 2 nos
Bengal gram dal - 2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Red Chillies - 4 nos
Grated coconut - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tbsp
Urad dal - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup

Cut the Lady's finger into 1 inch piece. Cut the onions into small pieces. Fry both of them in oil. Add little salt and saute well.

Grind bengal gram, chillies, coriander seeds, asafodeita, coriander leaves to a finer paste. Make a puree of the tomato. Cook the green peas along with and little turmeric powder. When it gets cooked add the grind masala, tomato puree and salt mix well. Add the sauted onion and Lady's finger and mix well.

In a seasoning laddle, heat oil add mustard seeds and urad dal and add it to the gravy. Makes a great side dish for chappati and poori.