Dosha benefits: Pitta, Vata
- 15-20 tender Okra
- 1 tsp Tamarind Paste (adjust according to taste)
- 1 inch cube sized Jaggary (adjust to taste)
- ¾ cups Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen
- 1 tbsp Oil
- For Spice Powder to grind and add:
- 4-6 Dry Red Chilis (adjust to taste)
- ½ tbsp Sesame Seeds
- 1 tsp Black Peppercorns (adjust to taste)
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1 tbsp Chana Dal/Bengal Gram Dal
- ½ tbsp Urad Dal/Split Black Gram
- Pinch of Methi Seeds
- ¼ tsp Hing/Asafetida
- For Tempering:
- 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
- Few Curry Leaves
- Pinch Hing/Asafetida
- Pinch of Turmeric
- Dry roast the ingredients listed under spice powder and grind them into a fine powder.
- Next in the frying pan heat 1 tbsp oil and add in mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, asafetida, and turmeric.
- Add chopped Okra and fry for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Now add tamarind juice extract and salt. Cook for further 5 minutes.
- Grind the previously ground masala powder along with coconut and cilantro.
- Add this ground paste to the okra pan. Add Jaggery as needed.
- Adjust the amount of water as needed, close the lid and bring it to a boil.
- Caters to all six tastes
- Sweet, Sour, Spicy/pungent, Salty, Bitter & Astringent
- Okra is Vata & Pitta pacifier
- Okra is rich source of vital nutrients required by the body to maintain a healthy immune system (Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Zinc, Vit A, C & K, Antioxidants, Fiber)
- Toughens up your Skeleton and for tissues, tendons, cartilage & teeth – Kapha is nature
- Benefits the digestive system
- Immune system
- Good for your eyes
- Wonderful for your skin
- Cleans up congestion and helps you breathe better
Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health programs.