One of my all time hobby is cooking. Here is a recipe to make South Indian vendaikaai [ladies finger] moore kozlambu.
Requirements (Sorry if my terms are related to computers :0) )
1. 1 Cup of thick curd
2. 1 cup of coconut
3. 6-7 chillies
4. 300 gms of ladies finger
5. Cumin seeds(jeerakam) – 3 table spoons
6. Mustard seed – 1 tea spoon
7. Turmeric power – 4 – 5 pinches or add to desired color
8. Onion – 3 big oninos
9. Sunflower or Corn oil 5 table spoons
10. Salt to taste
Cut the ladies finger into small pieces of 2 inches length appox. Chop the onions into small cubes. Keep thick vessel on the gas. Thick vessle help in reducing the residue due to over cooking.
Preperation of the moore kozlambu vegetable
Put 4 – 5 table spoons of oil and heat it. Make sure you dont over heat the oil. Add mustard seed and allow it to crack. Then add the onion and fry little bit so that the wetness in the onion is gone. Then add the ladies finger. Add salt to taste and fry the ladies finger and onion to a point that the sticky stuff in the ladies finger is gone. The consistency is that the ladies finger is 65% cooked. Now transfer this to another plate and allow it to cool.
Preperation of the moore Kozlambu masala.
Crave the coconut and add the cumin seeds to it. Add 4 – 6 chillies and very little salt. Now gring this into fine paste. Now split the curd into butter milk without adding water. Just whip the curd and keep the consistency of the curd as it is. It should be thick. Add the grinded coconut,cumin seed, green chille to the curd. Add 3 – 4 pinch of turmeric powder. And mix it to make it like a thick soup.
Now keep the thick vessel in the stove and pre heat with little oil. Add the ladies finger and pour the thick curd soup to it. Now cook the stuff in low flame till the curd could make small bubbles and foam around the vessle. Once you see that bubbles started to come take out of the stove and transfer it to a container to server.
Add curry leaves and pudina leaves to garnish and server hot with rice. Your sout indian moore kozlambu is ready.