Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lunch/Dinner Platter and Okra in Coconut Milk curry

I thought of posting a Kerala style lunch/dinner platter for long time. But I always forgot to take the pictures and also it is not quite easy to set all the curries for the photos. However, this time I did it and today I am going to share with you guys the delicious platter. Everywhere platter has its own traditional way of side dishes and the main dish. In Kerala style platter, we usually have rice for our lunch and dinner: Rice with one curry, one thoran (stri-fry), one mezhukkupiratti (fried vegetable) and a non-veg dish..then papad or pickle; sometimes both.Today's Platter has 3 side-dishes, the sides are "Okra curry", "Shrimp fry" and "Koorka mizukkupiratti". This a best combination platter. I already posted the recipes for Shrimp Fry and Kooka mizhukupiratti and I thought of sharing the recipe for okra curry today. Okra is my favorite veggie. So love to have any dish with this delicious veggie. Actually my hus doesn't like its texture. So whenever I prepare any dish with this vegetable, I saute it nicely and then only use it in the dish otherwise it will have the mushy(gummy) texture. He likes this curry because it doesn't have such a gummy texture. Nowadays this is a common in our menu. Hope u guys also try this curry.. It is not so difficult (the only difficult part is the prepartion of coconut milk. if u r using the canned milk then nothing to worry  ..very simple one) Within minutes u can prepare it as a side dish for ur rice, roti or paratha (even with bread).  taste really delicious.. so try it.
OK let me explain the platter in detail
Main Dish: Rice
Here i used the Parboiled rice..This is a type of rice almost similar to our kuthari rice ( in shape) and also taste good and healthy.
Side Dish1: Koorkka Mezhukkupiratti/Chinese Potato Stir Fry
Check here for the recipe
Side Dish 2:Shrimp Fry/Chemmen Pollichathu
Check here for the recipe
Side Dish 3: Okra in Coconut Milk/vendakka curry
Ingredients
Okra:10 nos
Onion: 1/4 portion of a medium size
Green chili: 1 nos
Tomato: 1 no
tamarind: small quantity
Coriander Powder: 1 tsp
Chili powder: 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp
Diluted/Thin coconut milk: 11/2 cup
concentrated/Thick coconut milk: 1/4 cup
For seasoning
Oil: 1 tsp
Red chili: 1 nos
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Preparation
Step1:
  • Wash the okra and cut each of them into 3 pieces.
  • Cut the onion into very small piece .cut the tomato into 8 pieces.cut the green chili into small pieces.
  • Soak the tamarind into little hot water.
  • Prepare both the concendarated and diluted coconut milk.
Step2:
  • Heat oil in a pan.Add the mustard seeds.Once it get started sputtering add the red chili and curry leaves.
  • Add the onion green chili ,saute for sometime
  • Add the Okra pieces then saute for 5-7 minute or until the okra get well sauted.
  • Add the tomatoe pieces into it saute well
Step3: 
  • once the tomato get sauted add the salt, turmeric powder ,coriander powder and chili powder along with the tamarind juice and diluted coconut milk.boil the mix until the okra get cooked completely.
Step4:
  • Finally add the thick coconut mix and mix well .. just  heat for 1 minute.
The delicious okra curry is ready to have..Have it with rice and other sides.
Cook's Tip
  • Dry the okra using the kitchen tissues before cutting them into small pieces
  • For making the diluted coconut milk just add some quantity of water.
  • If u like u can smash the cooked okra pieces .
  • Do not add more tamarind juice. If u added the more tamarind, just add more concendrated coconut milk at the last step (to balance the taste).
Pappad pickle and curd are always a side for the rice.Hope all of you have enjoyed this delicious platter.

78 Said:

Nat said...

Wow!

Swathi said...

Rani,

Kollam nannayitu undu. Choorum, curryvum pappadamvum , oonu adipoli. Okra enteyum istha petta veggie aanu

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow Wounderfull recipes,luks delicious...yummy yum.

Suhaina said...

ponnu Prani Pls pack that plate of dishes for me. I am feeling very very hubgry.looks too good. I am drooling here.

The Housewife said...

Wow Prani! Everything looks so great especially the vendakkai curry… very mouth watering!

Kiran said...

Nice to see a traditional Kerala style platter for the meals.Love the yummy Okra curry.

Uma said...

lovely platter.. shrimp fry is my favourite in this platter...

Guna's kitchen said...

beautiful platter...... good presentation......and nice work......

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I am bookmarking this to try okra curry as it is very new and looks very tempting :)

Tes said...

This looks just like how my mother-in-law would prepare the food everyday. I can't wait to go to Kerala again to eat the amazing mel like this... maybe this time I can contribute the okra recipe which I will learn from here.

Mriganayani said...

Love the recipe for Vendakkai curry. The coconut milk in this is new for me - will try it sometime!

Satya said...

lovely platter ...okra curry looks wonderful...book marked ur's okra curry...thanks for sharing this wonderful dish

PranisKitchen said...

nat swathi premalatha suhaina the housewife kiran uma guna priya Tes mrigayani satya thans for the lovely words.dear friends. keep visiting..

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Delicious platter and okra curry looks great, can I come over to join you for the feast?

Krishnaveni said...

oh my god!!!!superb prani, beautiful platter, please pass it to me

Angie's Recipes said...

So many delicious dishes in one post! Love the stir-fried shrimp especially!

Priya said...

Dear, am gonna invite myself to ur place, droolworthy dishes, especially am drooling over the shrimp fry, btw okra curry looks so creamy and extremely delicious..

srikars kitchen said...

Nice entry.. okra looks perfect & awesome..

AvanthiRao said...

We call this as Bendi Pulusu(stew) the same procedure except adding coconut milk, very innovative adn coconut milk gives a very nice taste :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wow that looks like a delicious platter. Hey Prani drop in sometime at Hamaree Rasoi

Deepa

Rach said...

I love orka . Looks so yummy here. I want to just have them right now :)

Nithu Bala said...

Prani, nice kerala dishes..the way you have done the okra curry is very different from mine..sure, I'm gonna try this..thanks for sharing kerala dishes..

Simply Life said...

oh what a delicious spread of food!

Suja Sugathan said...

Prani,everything looks so great and yummy..okra curry looks extremely delicious..never tried this before..will surely try this,thanks for sharing.

jeyashrisuresh said...

the recipe sounds very new and interesting.

Mary said...

What a lovely meal. This is a great post with many offerings to share with your readers. I've not done a lot with okra, but that curry sounds like something I might try. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Rachana said...

What a delicious platter! I loved the okra in coconut gravy! Okra is one of my fav veggie :-)

sangii said...

Tempting n delicious platter Rani!!!makes me hungry

chaitrali pathak said...

just want have all the dishes rt nw.....yummy

Kairali sisters said...

Lovely platter Prani, okra is my fav fav fav veggie..Love anything with that..

Love
Suji

PranisKitchen said...

treat and trick krishna angie priya srikar avanthi deepa rach nithu simply life suja jeyasree mary rachana sangii chaitrali pathak kairali ss
thanks for the lovely words. dear frnds..

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Hey Prani..That's a wonderful platter..All of them looked so inviting and delicious...

Suman Singh said...

WOW..that platter made me hungry..feel like grabbing it from the screen and enjoy the delicious food..mm..yummie!

panchpakwan said...

Wow so empting thali..

Vidhya said...

Wonderful platter prani....love the combo...so much is here to learn kerala traditional style meal.I will try okra curry.

Yummy Team said...

Woooow!!! Thats such a delicious platter, Prani..All the dishes are my fav..Kandittu kothi sahikkan vayyeee, alle thanne evide vishannirikkuva :)

Nitha said...

Delicious platter.. ellaam adipoli..

Anita said...

Okra with coconut milk, sounds so tasty..Thanks for sharing. I think the second picture is of shrimp, can you share the recipe for that one too.. thanks

Sook said...

Your curry looks like the ones I see at a restaurant! So beautiful! Yum!

Pravs said...

Nice platter :) got to try the okra curry.

Pari said...

Hi. Very nice platter dear and the curry looks delicious dear.

Padhu said...

Wow what a nice platter .Okra curry is so tempting!!

Suma Rajesh said...

will surly give it a try..

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Cool Prani...
Lovely platter.
OKra in coconut milk is totally new.. and is worth a try!

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

wow delicious...i was looking for a vendakka recipe..will try it soon...

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Wow! thats a delicious platter, especially i love the shrimps dear:)

Anita said...

Thanks for sending me the link of shrimp recipe.

Raina said...

This looks so delicious. That shrimp looks incredibly flavorful. Now I am finally starting to understand what curry is. It took me a while..lol. It sounds so good. I have to get the courage up to try it:) You make it sound easy..thanks for the great instruction.

Pratiba Bhat said...

I have to try out the Okra here :) We usually follow only one method at home for making Okra curry :) Had to bring a change. :) Now that I've found your recipe I will make it :) :) Take care :)

aipi said...

you have a lovely collection of recipes.. okra curry looks delicious ..a new way of cooking them.. will definitely try it !! Do drop in at my blog sometime:)

Neha said...

wow..great post..I love the platter..so fulfilling lunch

Pam said...

YUM!

my kitchen said...

Delicious kerala meals,looks really good

Renu said...

wow !!! nice platter, mouth watering okra curry ... you had left a note on my eggless oatmeal- banana muffin, nope i did not add any color

M D said...

Ur plate looks colourful and mouth watering. There is so much on it!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

wor, this is a wonderful meal, full of flavous!

Prathima Naveen said...

Very nice recepies , seems to be mouth watering..
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Mano Saminathan said...

Delicious and tasty kerala meals Prani! Especially the okra dish looks yummy!

Sook said...

Ooh I have never tried okra in curry. Sounds good!

RV said...

Oh my... what a lovely and delicious platter. I wish some one can cook for me like this.. It is long time I had such a nice meal.

agrigirl said...

I cannot begin to tell you have happy I am for this post. Every summer we have so much okra and I really get stuck not know what to do with it. I love curry and this dish will be perfect. Thank you!

GayathriRaj said...

Wowwwwwwww what a yummy meal dear....really i cant just tell it in wrds...too good and tempting...and now by ur recipe i got one more superb variety of making okra in grvy form...

PJ said...

okra with coconut milk is a new combo to me but looks perfectly delicious!

Parita said...

WOW i love coconut milk in my curries and using with okra is awesome, i too had recently tried dried coconut in my okra curry and loved it :)
Will surely try your version with okra someday soon :) Thanks for sharing!

Sushma Mallya said...

Delicious platter prani, looks too good..

Malar Gandhi said...

A complete planned meal, good work. honestly I love the shrimps - my favorite:)

Vani said...

Okra in coconut milk sounds good. That thali looks yum too!

Nithu said...

It looks so good and tempting.

Roopa said...

Okra is my husband's favorite veggie....the curry u made looks like yummy fish curry and its new to me, i like that u added coconut milk to okra, i have never prepared okra in coconut milk, have to try it out :)

PranisKitchen said...

shabitha suman jyothi vishya yummy team nitha anita sook pravs pari padhu suma sandhya cooking blog indexer mythreyi anita raina prathibha aipi neha pam my kitchen renu md sonia prathima mano sook RV agrigirl gayathri Pj parita sushma malar vani nithu roopa thanks for the lovely comments dear friends .Really appreciable

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice platter,makes one hungry instantly! I loved the okra in coconut gravy! I have tried once a similar recipe!

Jiboombaa said...

Perfect platter and yummy food..liked the chemmeen and okra curry.

suma said...

Okra recipe is new to me.. sounds delicious!!

meeso said...

I would love to have that right now! Everything looks so tasty!

Sherly Aji said...

Konjju pollichathinu entha........oru Chantham.......eduthu ooronnu kazhikkan thonnunnu........e rathriyil entte control poyi

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

I tried this vendakka curry and it tasted really good..i've put a picture in my blog
Deepa

agrigirl said...

Okra is finally in season here and I made this to rave reviews. Thank you!

Linda Sigal said...

Hi Prani
Just made okra curry and it iks superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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