Mondays are so blah, right? Its the start of another boring week and you are still in that chilled out weekend mode that you don't want to do anything...at least that's how I feel. Friday's however are the most active of days, and I always want to make something special or do an extra hour work out session at the gym. Today when I woke up I had major plans...I was supposed to go watch this Brit movie Tamara Drewe (cos Ro thought it was a chick flick), hit the gym, head to the library and then come home and make a pie for dinner, in that order precisely! Didn't do any of those, but sit on the couch, chat with friends online, check the movie time every half hour saying id go for the next show and was on skype with my folks. By the time I decided to head for the 4.10 movie at 4.05 (the movie hall is a hop, skip and jump away btw!), it started raining, well drizzling actually, but obviously that made the decision for me and I stayed at home. I was even lazy to make dinner and lucky for me there were leftovers and some okra which I thought I'd work on at about 6.
Strangely this stir fry ended up to be an awesome one, considering I didn't really pay much attention to the process. So before I forgot, I had to write this one too.
Okra- 175 gms, washed and cut into 1 inch pieces
Besan flour- 2 tbsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida- a pinch
Cumin powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt- to taste
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- a sprig
Oil- 1 1/2 tbsp
In a large bowl stir together all the powders, add the cut okra, toss it around making sure it is coated well. Keep aside.
In a frying pan heat the oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add the curry leaves, stir for a few seconds.
Dump the entire okra mix into the oil and keep stir frying on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or till the sliminess has disappeared.
Reduce heat to medium and continue sauteing at intervals till it is cooked through.
The 'crunchy goodies' as Ro calls it, is the best
Serve hot with rice or rotis, as a side.
Now coming to the poll...I was just wondering what it is that attracted you to my blog and have created a poll on the top of the side bar. I would really appreciate it if you guys took a moment and marked the appropriate box, or if that's too much of a pain for you, just leave a comment will ya?
Call it mid blogging crisis or whatever, I am actually in two minds about this space and wanted to figure a few things which you guys might help me figure and hence the poll..hope I'm not bugging you too much. Thanks in advance.