oh! “O” May 4, 2007Posted by live2cook in out of the griddle.
For the alphabet “O”, the vegetables that are in abundance and easily available are Onion and Okra.
If I mention that the second vegetable is the day’s menu, the reaction that I get from my family would be similar to the title of this post!
The challenge of cooking is presenting the dishes in such a way that even the dislikes are turned into likings.
I took the challenge and offered my family Okra dosa. It is a recipe from the book “Samaiththu paar (cook and see)” by Meenakshi Ammal. “Vendaikkai Dosai” is the name given in the book. At first, I doubted the outcome. But, the dosa turned out well. It tasted like ghee roast without the ghee. In fact, I and my dosa didn’t even turn towards the direction the ghee jar is. 🙂
The Recipe is:
1 Cup par boiled Rice ( I used Brown raw rice)
12-15 fresh or frozen whole okra.(If you have frozen and cut okra, take 3/4 cup)
3-4 Green chillies(My addition)
1/2 Cup coconut
1/4 Cup Home made yogurt (a bit sour is good)
1 pinch Asafetida(My addition)
3 Teaspoon Salt
4-5 curry leaves(My addition)
Soak the Rice for 3 hours. Drain well. Grind to a smooth paste along with okra, coconut, green chillies, asafetida and salt. Mix the yogurt and spread the batter in hot griddle. When one side turns golden brown, flip and cook the other side.
Did I succeed in my challenge, did I change my family’s dislikes on okra?
The answer is yup! that too with a “OOH!” reaction from the family.