Lady’s Finger Mappas

Preparation Time: 10 – 15 Minutes

Cooking Time:  15 – 20 Minutes

Servings: 3 persons

Main Ingredients: Lady’s finger (Ventakka)

Cuisine: South Indian, Kerala

Course / Category: Vegetarian, Curry

Tags: Vegetarian Curry



Lady’s finger/ Okra / Ventaka: 10 numbers

Onion: 1 number (big)

Shallots/ Kochulli: 3 numbers

Green chili: 2 numbers

Ginger: 1/2 teaspoon (chopped)

Garlic: 1 teaspoon (chopped)

Coconut: 1 teaspoon (chopped)

Curry leaves: 4 – 5 leaves

Mustard seeds: ½ teaspoon

Garam Masala: ½ teaspoon

Coriander Powder: 2 tablespoon

Turmeric: ½ tsp

Milk / Coconut Milk: ½ cup

Oil: 2 teaspoon

Salt: as required


Slit lady’s finger & cut into medium pieces.

Chop onion, slit green chili.

Heat oil in pan add chopped onion, lady’s finger, green chili & sauté well.

Add chopped ginger & garlic, sauté well.

Then add coriander powder, turmeric, garam masala & salt to it. Sauté well till raw smell goes. Add 3 – 4 cups of water & curry leaves & cook well to get semi thick gravy.

Add milk to it & after one boil switch off flame.

Heat another pan add oil to it then splutter mustard, add chopped shallots, coconut pieces & sauté well till golden brown.

Add this mix above curry. Keep it for 2 – 3 minutes & serve



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