Friday, April 27, 2012

Project 365 Days Of Food- Day 27, Flavorful Bhindi

"Let's add some characteristic taste of bhuna to this dish 
 bring out the yummy Flavors of Bhindi!"

225 gm/ 11/2 lb of Okra(bhindi), small, washed, edges trimmed
4 tbsp of Cooking oil
1 Tsp cumin seeds
1 Medium-sized, finely chopped onion
1 Tsp coriander powder
1/2 Tsp turmeric powder
1 Tsp ginger-garlic, finely chopped
3-4 Green chilies, finely chopped
1/2 Cup tomato puree
Salt to taste
1/4 Tbsp black peppercorns, freshly ground
1 tsp dry mango powder(amchur) 
1 Tsp dry fenugreek leaves, powdered
A pinch of clove powder
1 Inch piece of ginger, cut into fine juliennes

1. Boil 2 cups of water in a pot with 1 tsp oil and salt. Add the okra and boil for 5-6 SECONDS.
Remove from heat and strain the okra immediately through a soup strainer. Keep aside.
2. Heat the oil in a wok on high heat, add cumin seeds. When the seeds begin to pop add onions, reduce heat to medium, stir and roast until the onion turns glossy and translucent. Add the coriander and turmeric powder, ginger and green chilies. Stir for 30 seconds and then add tomato puree, continue to stir and roast until fat appears on the sides.
3. Add the okra, stir. 
4. Add salt, black pepper, mangot powder, fenugreek, and clove powder, stir again.
5. Increase heat to high and continue to stir and roast until okra is cooked. Check seasoning.

Serve hot and garnished with ginger


Anonymous said...

Bhindi has never looked so delicious!!!!! Thank you for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

I have been a silent reader all these days.....I will be a regular to comment henceforth!!!! Love your blog, it is so different from the others. I have seen bloggers post yellow curried chicken and labeling that as butter chicken......i mean come on .....
But your recipes are so cool ....some of them never heard of, like ths one......The recipe is so different from the others!!!! Delicious picture tooooooo .......must turn out a real time savory!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I second your comment Sukhada!!! I saw this lady post a recipe for chicken in white sauce, with cashews and pistachios in it. Not a single colored ingredient and yet the gravy turned out to be red in color in her picture:)))))) I mean seriously how dumb can you be???????
Anyhow, I second Sukhadas later part of the comment also!!! You are a Diva and your recipes are Divine:)))

Anonymous said...

Looks deliciously inviting!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You make cooking sound so easy:) you seem to pour unconditional love into your cooking!!!! These pictures show the effect of love and emotions you put into them!!! You are amazing:)))) love you!!!!!!!!

Kabita D

Vanessa Rubin said...

Looks awesome. Okra is one of my all time favourite veg and this is a great recipe. Nice one!

Anonymous said...

Damn it!!! You just made me hungry:)))))