I love lady finger, but some people avoid due to its slimy nature. I was in the same category untill I heard this from my Big Aunt. She told me to add curd in lady finger..It may sound weird to you, but believe me it really really works. I was totally surprised at my first try..The sliminess is GONE and now I can happily eat lady fingers(talking about the veggie, not yours,LOL)..
We make this poriyal atleast once in a week either with sambar or any spicy gravy. The vegetable themselves have lots of nutrients in it, which seriously helps to improve your memory power. So it is great for kids. Some mothers even give their kids raw lady finger, I have no idea how they will eat it, but they do have it raw(I have seen that in real). If your kids are such a raw vegetable eater, you can give them happily orelse please give them like this, they will definitely love it..
I hope you will love this and feed your kids something healthily…HAPPY EATING..
Lady Finger / Vendaikai - 15 cut into thin rounds
Chilli powder / Milagai podi - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Curd / Thick Yogurt - 2 tblspn
Oil - 3 tblspn
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a kadai. Add in mustard seeds and allow them to pop.
Now add in the lady finger and saute them in the oil for 2 mins.
Add in curd and mix well. Fry this on high heat till the curd evaporates and the lady finger gets nicely browned. Adding curd makes the sliminess out of the lady finger and makes it crispier.
Now add in salt and chilli powder and mix well.
You can cook this as per your liking. If you want it to be crispier, cook it for longer.
Switch off the heat and serve with rice and any gravy.