When you want to create a thick gravy for a vegetable curry with opting out from using onions, what would be your choice of ingredient?
For making okra curry, I used an ingredient which has the consistency to create thick gravy and also provides the gravy with high amount of fiber and protein …
The Recipe of Wholesome Okra Curry with Creamy Texture and Fresh Flavour:
Quantity of okra: approx: 250 gm
Dry roast approx. 4 tbsp. of gram flour until it starts emitting a pleasant aroma.
- In an iron wok/kadai, in an adequate equal blend of warm ghee (clarified butter) and sunflower oil, add finely sliced pieces of drumstick (half piece of a long drumstick) – optional, add finely sliced pieces of 2 small tomatoes, smidgen the mix with salt –according to preference of flavour; when the tomato pieces begin to melt, add thick pieces of okra, add the roasted gram flour, add approx. 4 or more glasses of water – according to consistency of gravy/curry you prefer, add handful of finely sliced pieces of coriander leaves, add sliced pieces of 2 green chillies for mild-pungent flavour (these chillies are small and extremely slender, having fresh pungent flavour) and ¼ tsp. of turmeric powder, cook the gravy/curry until the okra pieces turn tender.
Serving size: approx. 5
Gram flour contains a high proportion of carbohydrates, higher fiber relative to other flours, no gluten, and a higher proportion of protein than other flours. (Source of Information: Wikipedia)
For healthy meal, enjoy the okra gravy/curry in a balanced diet with:
- cooked rice (preferably kolam rice) or chapatti/whole wheat bread/multigrain bread
- raw vegetable salad
- a small cup full with buttermilk (preferably at room temperature) – a drink to have in between the meal or after the meal
- hard-boiled egg/omelette/fried egg (Alternative → Tasty Scrambled Egg Recipes with Root Vegetables – Beetroot & Carrot: EE(beetroot)G Bhurji & PEPPERY Carrot Bhurji)
A healthy meal for both summer and winter season, for lunch and dinner time; and also a nutritious kid-friendly meal.
Wishing You a Wonderful Day