Top and tail the ladies fingers- slice off the stalk end and the tail. Slice them into 1/2 cm/1/4 in thick rounds.
Heat the oil until a piece of vegetable dropped in comes up at once. Add as many pieces as fit in comfortably.
Fry over high heat for about 2 minutes. Then lower the heat and fry till crisp.
Lift the pieces out with a slotted spoon and leave to drain. Repeat till the whole lot if fried, increasing the heat before a fresh lot is put in. Set aside.
Heat about 1 Tbsp oil. Add the asafoetida and cumin seeds.
When the seeds splutter add the fried ladies fingers, salt, mango powder and chilli powder.
Saute to mix well and serve.
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Key Ingredients: lady finger, asafoetida, cumin seeds, salt, raw mango powder, kashmiri mirch, vegetable oil