As long as I can rewind the vendakka mezhukkuperatti (okra stir-fry) always was there in the weekly menu right from my days as a child. It is one of the vegetables that received least resistance from me making my mom’s life a bit easier.
With a simple salt seasoning she always made it so delectable. It was non stick and still non greasy. When I started cooking, I have made multiple attempts to get this back to her way. I used tips which literally every Tom dick and Harry gave me. Drizzled yogurt, drizzled tamarind water, added more oil, added a combination of ghee and oil… So on and so forth. There was a time I almost gave up.
Then over my big ego, I asked my dear mommy to explain the technique. Her instant reply was… “Like everyone less dear. ” Well.. this really couldn’t explain how that was not like every one else’s. With utmost calm she explained her secrets. As soon as I heard it I said.. “You are cheating!!! That’s it??”
Honestly didn’t believe. This time during my short stint back in my house, I observed her technique..really it can’t get any simpler.
Secret to the okra stirfy
The way she selected the pan, The way she added the sliced okra and finally the easy way it all came together. I really was astonished. There after I really try it her way week after week. Heard my kids say over dinner last week.. “Mom it’s really like ammamas one. ” Yeah… Now that’s a very Happy me
I couldn’t wait to share it with you all.
You should really try this ..just for the simplicity of the recipe
No more sticky slimy okra…. Yeaaaahhh!!!!
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