Monday, April 25, 2016

Benda sasam - 2

I have already posted Benda sasam here which is my fav ...today am posting one more way of preparing this sasam and it's a quiet simple easy recipe which is very healthy and so quick to make if you have shallowfried Okra that it's awesome !...Thanks to Suchitra of  Su's Healthy living who had invited me to do a guest post on her blog and I have shared this recipe in her blog too ...which I had learnt it from my mom ...Let me tell you something more about Suchitra's blog has so many healthy recipes which diabetic friendly and healthy living recipes . She being a therapist by profession had started this blog to promote healthy living which is so helpful to maintain a good lifestyle ....do peek in her blog for more such lovely recipes :) 





Ingredients

10-12 ladies finger (Okra/bhindi) (cut into thin slices )

2 tbp oil (for roasting Okra)

For Masala

1/2 cup freshly grated coconut 

1/4 tsp Mustard seeds

3-4 green chilli (adjust according to your spice level)

1/4 cup Thick curd /yogurt 

salt to taste

For tempering /tadka

1 tsp ghee + 1 tbsp oil

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

1/4 tsp Jeera

1/4 tsp urad dal

1 red chilli broken into bits 

1 sprig of curry leaves 

Method 

  • Wash Bhindi and pat it dry . Cut Bhindi into thin slices and keep aside. Then take a non stick pan add oil then add ladies finger and fry till v crisp on a low heat and keep aside. ( This can be made well ahead of time and mixed at the time of serving).
  • Grind coconut, green chillies, mustard seeds,  yogurt and grind to a fine paste. Add in salt to taste.
  • Take it out in a container. Add water and adjust to the consistency required ( it shouldn't be too thick not too thin) keep aside.
  • Now Prepare the tadka : Heat a non stick pan add in ghee and little oil then add in mustard seeds. Jeera, Urad dal, when it starts spluttering add red chilli, fry add in curry leaves.
  • Pour this tempering /tadka over the ground paste (NOTE: There is no heating in this type of curry ).
  • Add in fried bhindi at the time of serving (so that it stays crisp). Then serve it Garnished with finely chopped coriander leaves . Done it's awesome with Rice ...YUMM !