Iwas getting bored of the usual stir fried ladies finger.Hence thought of having a change tdy and decided to go for a Thoran, the typical south indian version of vegetable preparation for lunch.Here it goes ...
INGREDIENTS FOR THE THORAN:-
1)Ladies finger sliced as seen in picture--2 cups
2)Grated coconut--1 cup
3)Button onions--3 sliced or chopped
4)Green chillies--2 sliced
5)Garlic--1 flake chopped or crushed
6)Curry leaves-2 sprigs
INGREDIENTS FOR THE SEASONING:-
3)Urad dal--1 tsp
4)Sliced onions--2 tbsp
5)Curry leaves--2 sprigs
METHOD:-Heat oil and splutter the mustard seeds followed by urad dal..When the dal starts to turn brown add the sliced onions and curry leaves..Fry till the onions also turn brown and crisp..Remove three fourth of this seasoning into a small bowl and keep aside to garnish the Thoran later..
Mix all the remaining ingredients for the Thoran into the seasoning left in the frying pan,and mix well.Spread it out, using your ladle ..Stir and cook untill the ladies fingers are cooked and no longer slimy..Care should be taken not to brown the coconut.Transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot garnished with the seasoning, that has been kept aside.