Ayurveda imparts emphasis on consumption of curries to keep healthy. Curries have a lot of nutritional value and help in stimulation your digestion process due to the presence of various spices and herbs.
Seasonal & Dosha
Let us learn a very easy recipe of a curry which we can consume on a regular basis. People belonging to the Vata and Pitta constitutions must relish this dish, as it helps to calm down these two doshas.
On the contrary, Kapha prakruti individuals should avoid it as it may aggravate your dosha. This Okra Curry can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Taking only 30 minutes to prepare this dish.
1. 200 gm freshly chopped okra (ladyfinger)
2. 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
3. 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
4. 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
5. 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
6. 2 cups whipped yogurt
7. 3 tablespoons chickpea flour
8. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
9. 2 finely chopped green chilies
10. A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
11. 1 tablespoon coriander powder
12. 1 teaspoon red chili powder
13. 4 cups of water
The step-by-step procedure of making this refreshing curry are as follows:
- Oil is heated in a deep skillet.
- Mustard seeds and cumin seeds are integrated into the same and sauteed until they pop.
- Next turmeric powder, chili powder and coriander powder are added to the skillet.
- Following this, the chopped okra are added and cooked under simmered condition for 5 minutes.
- In the meanwhile, chickpea flour, yogurt and water are mixed in a bowl to form a smooth paste.
- After the okras become tender, this mixture is integrated into the chopped chilies are added to it.
- The curry is cooked for fifteen minutes with continuous stirring.
- To complete the recipe, the lemon juice is mixed into this prepared curry after turning off the flame.
This tangy okra curry gels well with hot chappatis and steamed rice. It can be consumed when you feel you need something light for the day, or if you have an upset stomach.