Thursday, 15 September 2011

Easy Peasy- Oven baked Spicy Lady Fingers- The Express Way

If anyone were to ask me which were the 3 kitchen appliances I couldnt live without in order of importance , I would say......1. Dishwasher ( hands down) , 2. Spice grinder 3. Electric oven.

Baking has always been my long time passion, whether it be cakes, pastries, puddings, roast dinners or oven barbeques....I love to Bake....period!! after baby was born, Ive developed a newfound appreciation for the oven as most of my everyday cooking is now done in it......allowing me to get on with other jobs around the house.

This is one of the latest recipes I developed using lady fingers. It is a very simple recipe, one of those creations in times of need (TON).. Just chop up the lady fingers, onions and tomatoes, crush garlic flakes, place everything on a baking tray, sprinkle on some spices and let the oven do its magic........turn it once in between and 12 minutes later....its done.....very tasty and fuss free.........

Lady Fingers: 20 nos ( choose tender LF, their tail ends should snap easily between fingers)
Onion: 1 large sliced
Tomato: 1 chopped
Garlic: 2 flakes crushed
Chilli powder: 1.5 tsps
Pepper powder: 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For tadka/ tempering:
Mustard seeds: 1tsp
Curry leaves: 1sprig


Preheat oven to 180C/ 350F.

1. Cut washed and dried lady fingers into large pieces of 2 inches .

2. Slice one onion

3. Chop one tomato.

4. Crush garlic flakes.

5. Place in a baking tray. Pour over 2-3 tbsps oil,

sprinkle over pepper powder,

chilli powder and


Use fingers to coat the spices over evenly.

6. Place in the centre of the oven and bake at 180C or 350F for approx 12 mins turning once in between. Do not over bake. ( time may vary for each oven, please check)

4. In a vessel take 2 tsps oil, splutter mustard seeds, add curry leaves fry, add baked onion, tomato and garlic and mash using back of spoon, fry for few secs, add lady fingers mix well. Add 1/4 cup of water, bring to a boil. Check for salt.

Serve hot with chappattis or rice pulao.


Vardhini said...

Okra is my favorite .. love the baked version. Thx for linking to the event.

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Carol Pereira said...

Thanks for stopping by Vardhini and so glad you liked the post :)