Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Bhindi Masala (Lady's Finger Sabji)

Bhindi MasalaBhindi Masala

A very common item at our local restaurant's menu is Bindi Masala. Prior to this my only way to cook Bindi was just plain frying, But this recipe is a great alternative way to enjoy my favorite vegetable.

Ingredients
1 pound Bhindi (Lady Fingers) cut into small pieces
1 big Onion finely sliced vertically
1/2 Tomato cut into small cubes
Salt according to taste

For thadka
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp kasoori methi
1 tbsp Jeera
1 tsp Haldi
1 tbsp Garam Masala
1 tbsp fresh ground black pepper

Process

1. Heat 1 tbsp of Oil in a pan ,when hot add kasoori methi,haldi and ginger garlic paste and Jeera
2. Add Onion and fry till Onion turns translucent
3. Add Bhindi, salt and garam masala, mix well
4. once Bhindi is fried add tomato and Black pepper mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes

Serve with hot Roti's or Phulka

5 comments:

Meeta said...

Oh yes, Sreelu. I love Bhindi. My mum used to make it very similar to this. The only thing is that now in Germany I do not get is as commonly as it is available in India or outher MId. East countries.

Asha said...

We order it even in the restaurant!!!LOVE tham.Thanks Sreelu:)

Sreelu said...

Meeta,
Oh that's too bad, It's a year round vegetable in US, Hope you get to enjoy it frequently

Asha,
This is our favorite at the resturants too

Krithi said...

Every time i try to make a curry with Bhindi, it ends up being gooey gooey. So I end up not making Bhindi the next time. I would like to know how to prevent this gooiness (if that is a word !!).

Sreelu said...

Kirti,

Key to get Bhindi fry right is to make sure there is no moisture on the bhindi, they need to be dried well. 2. It should not be cooked covered. 3. As much as we hate using oil bhindi needs oil, I usually use pam. 4. Before adding bhindi to pan make sure pan is super hot. 5. Use non-stick pan if possible. 6. Using amchur powder makes bhindi's dry. Hope you give it a try and let me know how it goes.
Cheers,
Sreelu

 
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