Monday, September 26, 2016

Okra in Coconut and Cashew Gravy

Okra in Coconut and Cashew Gravy
This delicious okra cooked in this coconut and cashew gravy goes well with rice and flatbread.

For the gravy
5 to 6 raw cashews soaked in 1/4 cup water
3 tbsp fresh coconut grated
1 to 2 tbsp oil
1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
about 10 curry leaves
3 garlic grated
2" ginger peeled and grated
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric
3/4 tbsp coriander powder
3/4 tbsp to 1 tbsp chillie powder to taste
1/2 tbsp salt to taste
1/4 tsp asafoetida 
Okra 
Oil to fry

In a blender make a paste with the cashews, the soaked water, and coconut and leave it aside.  

Wash and dry the okra. Then cut and discard the top and bottom of the okra. Okra should be cut into 2" pieces. While making the gravy heat a pan with oil and fry the okra on high heat. The okra should not become golden or loose its colour. Once it is fried, it will loose its stickiness and hold its shape with a bite to it. 
Okra in Coconut and Cashew Gravy
Heat 1 or 2 tbsp of oil and sauté the onions until it is golden brown in medium high heat, add the curry leaves then add the ginger and garlic and sauté. Add the tomatoes and once it is cooked, add the spices and salt. Let the spices cook until the raw smell goes off. 
Okra in Coconut and Cashew Gravy
Add the cashew and coconut paste and let it cook, covered for about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the fried okra into the gravy and toss it well, let this cook for about 2 minutes. Then add the asafoetida, mix it and cook for a minute before switching off the heat. Serve hot as a side dish with rice or flat bread.       

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32 comments:

  1. That is a delicious side dish... would be awesome with some chapathis...

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  2. Interesting recipe. I've never had okra before.

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  3. I don't know that I would like the okra, but the sauce sounds delicious. I might use it as a sauce for chicken or other meat.

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  4. Thanks for this recipe.
    I've never cooked okra.
    Love

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  5. I have never tried orka before, sounds interesting.

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  6. Looks like an interesting dish but not something my family would eat unfortunately. (Judy Cowan)

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  7. I have eaten okra only once and loved it. Really like the sounds of this.
    jan

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  8. Sounds like an interesting dish. I am sure my husband would enjoy it.
    Florence C

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  9. This looks delicious.. I like the addition of kaju.. will also try next time.

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  10. This sounds really lovely for a new taste experience.I have never tried okra but it looks so delicious.

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  11. I will have to try this. I have never heard of curry leaves. I will have to hit the Indian grocers.

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  12. Looks yumm rarely cook okra cos hubby had a bad experiance with them its one of the few thinga he doesnt like lol.

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  13. I lOVE coriander and coconut. This might actually inspire me to try to cook with okra :0

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  14. I haven't tried okra yet, but this recipe does sound delicious.

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  15. This looks so good. I would love to try the recipe.

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  16. Adding cashews is a nice touch, delicious.

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  17. That looks interesting. I haven`t tried anything of that nature before.

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  18. Interesting dish but I dislike coconut. However my gf says she would try it.

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  19. My partner would love this!

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  20. I have never tried okra....kinda scared too!!! I think I will wait for someone to prepare it for me and I can sample first!! lol

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  21. This looks interesting and has some great ingredients. I've honestly never tried okra before and I've never heard of asafoetida. Going to Google this.

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  22. looks good, but I can't convince my husband to try it.

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  23. I have never tried Okra but this looks very good!

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  24. The cashew gravy sounds interesting

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  25. This okra in coconut really looks delicious, thank you for sharing. Will give it a try for sure.

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  26. perfect side dish for chappti, plain rice

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