BM #105 Week 4 Day 1 - 

This week I shall showcase some of my bookmarked recipes which have been very popular with my family.

The first one here is from Usha's space. My special thanks to Usha for taking time and helping me understand the authentic recipe. I have made this Shorva 3-4 times so far and every time we were surprised to note that it tasted great. 

Recipe Source here
Ingredients -

Okra / Bendakaya / Bhindi 10-12 nos
Onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup
Ginger-Garlic paste 2 tsp
Green chilies slit 2-3 (as needed)
Salt, Red Chili Powder, Coriander Powder, Turmeric as needed
Coconut Powder 1 tsp (Optional)
Sugar 1 tsp (Optional)
Tomatoes , chopped 1 1/4 cup (I used canned diced tomatoes)
Water 1 cup + more if needed
Milk 1/4 cup
Garam Masala 1/4 tsp (Optional)
Coriander Leaves for garnish 
Oil 2 Tbsp (divided use)

Method Of Preparation -

Wash okra, pat them dry, cut off the ends and chop into 2 inch pieces.

In a heated pan, add a tablespoon oil and saute the okra pieces until they are cooked through. (about 5-6 minutes).

Remove them on to a separate plate.

In the same heated pan, add the remaining oil and saute the ginger-garlic paste, slit green chilies and onion until the onions are golden brown in color.

Sprinkle salt, turmeric, coriander powder, red chili powder, coconut powder, sugar and dump in the tomatoes.

Mix and let the tomatoes become soft and mushy under cover. (about 3-4 minutes)

Add water and let the mixture come to a rolling boil. Reduce the heat and slowly add milk while stirring (this is to avoid curdling of the milk).

Sprinkle garam masala and the fried okra.

Cover and allow the gravy come to a boil.

Remove from heat, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice/roti.


Preparation Time 25-30 minutes
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, October 24, 2019


  1. Thanks for trying the recipe Harini and glad your family likes it as much as we do. Thanks for the mention.

  2. Srivalli Says:
  3. I remember reading it on Usha's space and surely is a different one. Good that your family likes this one Harini.

  4. Pavani Says:
  5. I remember this from Usha's blog. It is such an interesting way of cooking okra. I will have to try it some time soon.

  6. Srividhya G Says:
  7. I remember this recipe from her space as well. Very nice. I should try this soon.

  8. I too remember this recipe from Usha's space. Good that you tried and your family enjoyed it. I have to give this unique recipe a try.

  9. Very interesting recipe..must try.Absolutely new for me.

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