1 tbsp mustard (rai / sarson) oil
1/2 tbsp oil
1 tsp panch phoran , refer handy tip
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 cup sliced onions
2 slit green chillies
Wash and clean the ladies fingers. Slice off their stem and tip, and cut into two horizontally. Slit each half into two, without separating them. Keep aside.
Combine the mustard oil and refined oil in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for high for 1 minute.
Add the panch phoran, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Add the ladies fingers and salt, mix well and microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring once after 1½ minutes.
Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, onions, green chillies and ¼ cup of water, mix well and microwave on high for 4 minutes, stirring once in between after 2 minutes.
To make panch phoran (approx 1/3 cup), combine 1 tbsp onion seeds (kalonji), 1 tbsp mustard seeds (rai / sarson), 1 tbsp fenugreek (methi) seeds, 1 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf) and 1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera) and mix well. Use as required.