I don’t like ladies finger or okra or Dharosh at all and hubby loves it like anything. So whenever it is time to cook ladies finger, I start thinking of all possible combinations and came out with something different so that I am able to eat the vegetable. This Narkol Dudhe Dyarosh Bhaja dish is no different, found the recipe in one of the facebook group. Though the original recipe asked for narkol kora or desiccated coconut, since I didn’t have any, so added half cup of coconut milk. Loved the taste. This goes well with a regular dal bhat.
Ingredients for Narkol Dudhe Dyarosh Bhaja
- Ladies finger or okra – 300 gm
- Porato – 1
- Onion – 1
- Tomato – 1
- Coconut powder – 1 tbsp, added to half cup of hot water
- Salt and turmeric – as required
- Sugar – 1 tsp
- Green chili – 2-3
- Dry red chili – 1
- Panch foran – 1/2 tsp
- Bengali Bhaja moshla – 1 tsp
- Mustard oil for cooking
How to make Narkol Dudhe Dyarosh Bhaja
Wash the ladies finger and pat dry. Trim the ends.
Cut the okra into bite size pieces. Prel the potato and cut into cubes. Chop the onion and tomato.
In a pan, heat some mustard oil and then release the cut okra with a pinch of salt.
Fry till almost done. Remove from heat and keep aside.
In the same pan, heat some more oil and then add the dey red chili and panch foran as a pempering to the oil.
Add the chopped onion and green chili. Fry for 1 minutes.
Add the cubed potatoes now with salt and turmeric and fry till golden brown.
Now is the time to add the chopped tomato. Fry till the tomato is mashed.
Tome to return the fried okra to the pan now.
Stir well and then cook for 2 minutes over low heat. Potatoes will get cooked by then. Sprinkle the bhaja moshla roasted and powdered spices into the pan. Stir and fold so that the masala is well incorporated. Cook for 2 more minutes.
Finally add the coconut milk prepared earlier. Mix and increase the heat. Cook for 2 more minutes without the lid.
Adjust the seasoning and sprinkle the sugar. Mix well. The dish should be dry.