Saturday, 21 June 2014

Recipe of the day: SUMMER SPACIAL: Vindi (Okra) and Potato with Prawns)

Hello friends……apologies for being unable to post for long days! Every year, in rainy days, it is always a big problem because of Internet! Hope this year it will not disturb me so much!
Well, today I share with you a new Summer-special dish, try it and do share your vews……

Vindi (Okra) and Potato with Prawns)


  1. Prawns: -                                             200gm.
  2. Vindi (Okra or Lady’s Fingers):-          250gm.
  3. Potato: -                                             2 piece
  4. Onion (slice in fine pieces):-               2 piece 
  5. Red Chili Powder (if you want):-          1/2 teaspoon
  6. Kashmiri red Chili Powder: -                1 teaspoon
  7. Turmeric Powder: -                             1/2 teaspoon
  8. Mustard / Refined Oil: -                     1 Cup (150gm)
  9. Sugar: -                                              1/5 teaspoon
  10. Salt: -                                                 to taste



  • Dress and wash the Prawns and marinate with Turmeric Powder & Salt before cooking.                  
  • Full heat the oil in a pan and fry prawns for 1min.
  • Set aside the prawns.
  • In the same oil that was used to fry the prawns, add potato and onion.
  • When the color of onion should take up a bit of brownish, add the Okra tomato and fry for 2-3 min.
  • Add ¼ cup water, all the powders of ingredients, salt, sugar & cook for 2-3 min.
  • Add the fried prawns and mix well.
  • Add about 2 cup of water and stir well.
  • Cover and let it cook for 10 minutes on low flame.
  • Take it off the flame after 10 minutes.
  • Serve hot with Rice or Roti or Paratha.

Tips of the day

1. Avoid cooking sour dishes (like tamarind based dishes) in a non-stick pan as the sourness will remove coating faster.

2. To avoid dishes from burning when being cooked in a handi, place a tawa (griddle) underneath.