1 cup onion finely chopped
3/4th cup plum tomato finely chopped
4 cloves garlic finely chopped
8 okras cut in 2 inch length(wash and completely pat dry before cutting)
Cherry size tamarind(soak in water and extract water)
2 tsp hot cayenne powder(adjust to the sourness of tamarind)
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp mustard and cumin seeds each
2-3 tbsp oil
5-6 Curry leaves
Cilantro leaves for garnish
Salt as per taste
Cook okra till half done in a pan with 2 tsp of oil and set aside.Heat the rest of the oil in a deep pan and add mustard and cumin seeds,when it splutters add curry leaves,onion,garlic and salt.Cook till onions are nicely cooked and the raw smell goes,add tomatoes and cook for a few mins.Then add okras and give a nice stir.Add hot cayenne powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,tamarind extract,1 3/4 cups of water.Give a nice stir and cover cook for about 5 mins,then open the lid and cook for another 7-8 mins till the curry gets to a nice consistency and the okra is nicely cooked.Enjoy!
Note: Pat dry the okras nicely before cutting them to avoid the sliminess.