15 March 2013

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Bhindi masala recipe - Ladies finger sabzi

Bhindi masala recipe - Ladies finger or bhindi is one of my favorite vegetables. This is a perishable vegetable and it should be used when it is fresh. Even in the refrigerator the ladies finger gets spoiled quickly. I buy okras in small quantity and love to make either bhindi masala, bhindi sambar, kadai bhindi, bhindi raita, bharli bhindi or bhende sukke. In this dish the ladies finger gets flavor from the mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, coriander seeds powder and chilly powder. Fresh coocnut adds an extra taste to the dish.You can make this dish to pack in the lunch box with some soft chapati. This is a very eays recipe that you can make quickly within few minutes.

Bhindi Masala Recipe
Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 10 mins
Total time : 20 mins
Recipe type : Side Dish
Cuisine : North Indian
Yield : Serves 2
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

Ingredients 

  • 35 small sized lady's finger / okra / bhindi
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh coconut
  • 1/2  tsp amchur powder
  • 1 green chilly, finely chopped
  • 1 +1/2  tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds powder
  • 1/2  tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
For the tempering
  • 1/2  tsp mustard seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida / hing
  • 10 curry leaves
Method 
  1. Wash the Bhindi well. Pat dry with a clean kitchen towel.Remove the stalk and tip of each bhindi. Cut bhindi into thin round  Chop onions finely and grate fresh coconut and keep them aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the seasonings. When they start spluttering, add the green chilli and onions. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Add bhindi and  stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add coriander seeds powder, turmeric powder, amchur powder, chilly powder and salt. Stir fry for about 15 minutes till the bhindi become unsticky and unslimy. 
  4. Add oil if required. Allow them to cook on low flame till the bhindi are nicely fried and become unslimy. Stir in between. 
  5. Do not cover the  lid till bhindi  become unslimy. Check for the sliminess. At this point (after 15 minutes) bhindi become unsticky and unslimy. 
  6. Now sprinkle little water over the bhindi. Mix them well and cook covered till the bhindi become soft.
  7. Add the coconut, mix well and further cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the flame. Serve hot with chapatis /phulkas  or rice and curry.
Bhindi masala - step by step pictures

1.  Wash the Bhindi well. Pat to dry with a clean kitchen towel.Remove the stalk and tip of each bhindi.
2.  Cut bhindi into thin round slices as shown in the picture below.

 

3.  Chop onions finely and grate fresh coconut and keep them aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add the seasonings. 

4.  When they start spluttering, add the green chilli and onions. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Add bhindi and  stir fry for 3-4 minutes.

5.  Add coriander seeds powder, turmeric powder, amchur powder, chilly powder and salt. 

6.  Saute for about 15 minutes till the bhindi become unsticky and unslimy. 

7.  Add oil if required. Allow them to cook on low flame till the bhindi are nicely fried and become unslimy. Stir in between. 

8.  Do not cover the  lid till bhindi  become unslimy. Check for the sliminess. At this point (after 15 minutes) bhindi become unsticky and unslimy. 

9.  Now sprinkle little water over the bhindi. Mix them well and cook covered till the bhindi become soft.
10.  Add the coconut, mix well and further cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the flame. Serve the bhindi masala hot with chapatis, phulkas  or rice and curry.

20 comments:

  1. Looks tasty...making me hungry!!

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  2. One of my fav veggie..yummm

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  3. Healthy and delicious masala...

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  4. Such a droolworthy dish, cant ask more..

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  5. HI this looks nice but I made mine by stuffing the Okra.http://www.givemesomespice.com/2012/04/okra-ladies-finger-curry-in-jiffybhinda.html

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  6. delicious masala.perfect for rotis.

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  7. Very yummy and healthy masala..

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  8. delicious tempting and inviting bhindi curry.

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  9. delicious tempting and inviting bhindi curry.

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  10. looks yummy n delicious...

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  11. dis is my fav...healthy n tasty vth rice

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  12. It looks so delicious. My fav

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  13. Im not a fan of bhindi cz of its slimey feature but this dish looks very tempting....

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  14. Easy & simple recipe.
    Love this Bhindi masala!!

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