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* 500 gms Okra
* 3 Green Chillies, slit
* 1 tsp Tamarind pulp
* 1 tsp Garlic, chopped
* 1½ tbsps Coconut Oil
* 1 tsp Turmeric powder
* 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
* 1 tsp Ginger, julienned
* 100 gms Onions, sliced
* 100 gms Tomatoes, chopped
* Salt according to taste

For the tempering
* 2 dry Red Chillies
* 1 tsp Coconut Oil
* 1 tsp Mustard seeds
* 1 sprig Curry leaves
* 5 small Onions (shallots), chopped


1. Wash and cut okra into 1 inch pieces, fry in a tbsp oil and set aside.
2. Heat remaining oil in a pan, add sliced onions, green chillies, ginger, garlic and saute till onions turn golden brown.
3. Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder; saute for a while.
4. Add chopped tomatoes, tamarind pulp and a little water. Cook for a while.
5. Add fried okra and check seasoning.
6. Temper with musatrd seeds, shallots, dry red chilies and curry leaves. Add to the okra before taking off the heat.
7. Serve with rice or appams.

Tip: Potatoes rot quickly if stored near onions. To prevent potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.