My Mom-In-Law make this dish,I learned it from her,I saw it once when she made this,I liked it very much but felt shy to have more of this,from then I wanted to make this but almost forgot it,recently when I spoke to her she told me her menu of the day and then I bought fresh okra and made this yesterday.I was a bit worried if my hubby will like it or not as he loves it very much when his mom cooks it,he tasted it and said wow its same as my mom's dish.I felt happy for it and enjoyed the dish :)
Okra:1 pound(cut into 3/4 " rounds)
Moong Dal:2 spns(soak for 30 mins and micorwave for 8 mins)
Curry Leaves:10-12 leaves
Oil:3 spnsSalt:To taste
Turmeric Powder:1/4 spn
Chilli Powder:To Taste
Grind Together:(Just Pulse the coconut,do not make it smooth)
Green Chillies:4(adjust to taste)
1.In a wok,add oil,when hot add the cut okra,sprinkle little salt,toss well so that the okra is well coated with oil,cover and cook on medium heat for 6-8 min,mix once in a while.When the okra becomes soft(not mushy) then add the chopped onions,curry leaves,turmeric powder,mix well and cover to cook for another 2-3 mins.
2.Now add the ground coconut and green chillies,mix well and fry for 5 mins.Finally add the cooked moongdal,tomato,toss and fry for another 5 mins.Check for the seasonings,add chilli powder if needed.Fry for 2 mins and turn off the heat.
3.Finally added chopped Cilantro and serve hot with Plain White rice or pulka.
Okra will turn sticky when we fry them,to avoid this add a spoon of curd/buttermilk this prevents them from sticking.