Jan 4, 2013

Simple Veggie Fries

Some recipes are so involved that they have entire web pages devoted to the cause of explaining the process and nuances of it. And then there are the simple ones, the ones that do not even fill up a post-it note, but are still very tasty, versatile and eye-catching. The Simple Veggie Fries is one such thing.
My mom taught me two real-quick recipes - the simple Veggie Fries and the Simple Curry. According to her, you just can't go wrong with these two recipes.
The beauty of these recipes is that they are both very versatile. Keeping the basic recipe the same, you can just use different veggies and they all turn out good - all the time!

Okra - Simple Fry

Here's the recipe:

  • any vegetable - 1 pound
  • chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • turmeri - 1 tsp
  • corriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • oil - enough or shallow frying - about 3 tbsp.
  • salt, to taste
  1. If you are using carrots, beetroots or potatoes, peel and slice them into thick fingers, like for french fries. If you are using naturally slender vegetables like beans or okra, snip the ends and cut them in to 3 inch pieces.
  2. In a large wok, heat oil for shallow frying.
  3. When the oil has warmed, add chilli powder, turmeric and salt.
  4.  Add the cleaned and prepared vegetables, taking care not to crowd the wok.
  5. Stir fry until the vegetables have browned crsip on the outside. 
  6. Add corriander powder and stir to coat the vegetables.
  7. Let it cook for 3 minutes and then turn the vegetables, so the other side can cook.
  8. Remove from fire after 2 minutes.
I'll post more pictures when I use this recipe with other vegetables.

If you reduce the chilli powder, this recipe is very kid friendly.

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