Keema Dinner

A very quick and dirty dinner: Keema with potatoes and peas, sauted okra, tandoori roti (frozen :D), yoghurt, salad, lemon pickle and a papad. Somehow, this Keema dish turned out to be the best I’ve ever made!

2013 05 30 Keema Dinner (2)

2013 05 30 Keema Dinner (1)

Oven Baked Okra

Okra (or bhindi) has been my favorite veggie since I was very young. My grandmother would make it perfectly, sometimes with potatoes, which was crisp and not soggy.

When I first started making okra myself, they used to be a bit gooey. My husband (then boyfriend), very kindly referred to it as farmer’s blow. Since then I’ve been trying to figure out how to get it to be more crispy.

This is one way that I’ve found that has a good texture, but doesn’t take too much time or effort.

Step 1: Wash the okra and dry them. I just laid them out on a cookie sheet between two sheets of paper towel and left it in the oven overnight.
Step 2: Cut the ends off the okra and chop them up anyway you like. Lay it out in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
Step 3: Sprinkle with salt, pepper and other misc. spices (I use cumin/coriander/red chili-powder/cumin) and oil.
Step 4: Bake at 400 ° for a 10-15 mins. I would keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t burn.

2013 02 Bhindi

2013 02 Bhindi

Goat Curry Dinner

This is one of my favorite meals: Goat curry with potato, eggplant fried in chickpea (besan) batter and fried okra. It’s served with a salad, papad (or papadoms if you like), yoghurt and a mango milkshake.

2013 01 Indian Dinner

2013 01 Indian Dinner (2)

I got all these dishes from Worldmarket.