Monday, December 22, 2008

Naan with Okra-Urad Dal Subzi

Ever Since i saw DK's Butter Naan, I wanted to try them. and now the record strikes with four trials. here the photograph is of the second trial. for the recipe of Butter Naan, i going to refer you, DK's Recipe, which is the best. but the method has little variation's.

Here in India, you need 10-15 minutes, for yeast fermentation. and the time for the raise of dough is from 90 minutes to 120 minutes. The better and fast way is to place the dough in a hot box and put it in a dark place.
Well, coming to the method, few added points are,
1. After you have rolled the dough(preferably of medium thickness. it should not be very thick), pull one end of the rolled cirlce dough for the oval shape. and stretch the other end with both of your hands. ( i would soon post an image at this point).
2. Apply water on one side and put it in the Hot Tava, with water applied side resting on the tava. Keep it on High Flame and cover it with a lid. after one minute, check for the bubble raising on your Naan, and check whether your bottom part is cooked. Now place the top part on the direct flame, keep showing all points of the naan on the flame, to ensure proper cooking. this should take less than a minute and it cooks so fast, so make sure you don't burn them.

( I got this point from Mallika Badrinath's Naan Recipe.)
Okra-Urad Dal Subzi:
When my hubby was in IIT, he had tasted this, and was asking me all these year's to try this. I tried googling, but i couldn't land on a perfect recipe. then i tried my hand over this, which really surprised me with amazing taste.


1. Okra/Ladies Finger- 15
2. White Whole Urad Dal-1/4 cup( soaked for an hour)
3. Onion-1
4. Tomato-1/2
5. Ginger-1/2 inch(finely chopped)
6. Green Chili-2(slitted vertically)
7. Chilly Powder-1 tsp
8. Turmeric Powder-a pinch
9. Oil -1 tbsp
10.Potato-1(peel the skin and cut it into cubes)


1. Pressure Cook the soaked Urad Dal upto 4-5 whistles. mash them and keep it aside.
2. In a Heated Pan, add oil and heat it, add mustard if you wish and add the ginger and green chili's. saute them and add the sliced onions and fry them. Now add the tomatoes and saute them, till they get cooked.
3. Now add the Okra and fry them, add the potato cubes, salt and Turmeric powder and chilly powder, fry them for a minute.
4. Add the mashed urad dal and add a cup of water, mix well. close it with a lid and let them get cooked in a slow flame for about 10-15 minutes. this makes the subzi thicker and the okra and the potato gets cooked. before you switch off the flame, add the chopped coriander leaves-2tsp and close it with the lid.
You can also make this subzi, little watery and add more okra's, which will be very yummy.
also you can this with black whole Urad Dal.


  1. Wowww am drooling over the Naan..lovely n gorgeous they r..Okra subzi looks makes me hungry..

  2. long time i visited your blog..naan with okra subji looks planning to do naan too. Howz your kid?

  3. Simply still drooling over Naan.

  4. What a coincidence...I was searching for whole urid dhal recipe all this while and was really surprised to see it in your blog just on time...Thank you very much..rarely we find this recipe and naan looks yummy...fantastic combi...

  5. Very delicious recipe, I love okra but never comined with dal, will save this recipe.
    Pics are lovely.

  6. That urad dhal okra subzi looks so tempting! will try that soon!

  7. Wow okra and urad dal. Looks gr8. Never tried this combo. Comforting for the season recipe. I think you can send this to MLLA

  8. The naan looks perfect, Lavi. I've never heard of urad dal being combined with okra, but it looks good.

  9. OMG Lavi..thats a beautiful picture and of course can imagine how mouth watering it must've been!...of course I would've preferred paneer butter masala..hheehe...still the okra dish looks good!

  10. hai lavi....ur recipes collection is too good...yummy naan....drooling one

  11. Lavi, your naans look perfect!! Making me hungry! :)

  12. Wow Your Naan looks perfect! Happy New Year to u and ur family Lavi !

  13. Happy New Year, Lavi!

    I never heard of this okra-urad dal sabzi, will try it some time.

  14. Cooking Nan in India without the oven is a perfect disaster for me..i should try your style.


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