Monday, March 1, 2010

Bhendi chi Bhaji

Whenever I am pressed for time and want to make a quick side dish to serve with phulka/rice, I turn to this recipe. Its super simple and fast. I used frozen okra (from Indian Grocery Store) 10.5 oz packets (2). If you have time on your hands, you can use fresh bhendi too! Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add tempering ingredients (mustard seeds -1/2 tsp, asofoetida - a pinch, cumin - 1/2 tsp), Turmeric powder (1/2 tsp), Red chilli powder (1 tsp) and a little garam masala (optional). Add 1 tsp sugar and salt as per taste and Keep stirring uncovered, for 10-15 mins till okra is soft and cooked. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

14 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I am definitely going to try it out. Sounds pretty yummy and quick one. I always have frozen okra in hand, so a must try :)

R said...

yes, frozen okra is something most of us alwayz have on hand. do try it :)

Rashmi said...

hey yummy and simple :)

Pari said...

Hi Dear. Thanks for ur comment at my blog, hope u will keep visiting.
Are u a maharashtrian by any chance as the title to ur recipe is a one.
Sorry dear I never got ur entry.can u pls send it to cookingoodfood@gmail.com with the details.

manisha ravikant said...

Ur recipe looks yummi.I m always in ahurry,i feel u've come as a saviour to me.just try putting fennel seeds once instead of mustard seeds,hope u wud luv it.

R said...

thnx manisha, will definitely try fennel seeds next time. sounds like an interesting twist! keep visiting cheers!

PranisKitchen said...

wow whata adelicious okra dish.i like okra i am bookmarking this recipe..

R said...

praniskitchen: thanks, do try it out :)

Shanthi said...

Looks incredible and super tempting..

ankit bharadwaj said...

i love bhindi..but most of the maharashtrians either mix besan or cook it with potatoes..this one's more of a north indian style

agra_foodie

R said...

@Shanthi - thanks!

R said...

@ankit.bharadwaj - glad you like bhindi. We make it other ways too, but this is my personal favorite.

ankit bharadwaj said...

yes even i like this khadi masaledar bhindi.. by the way..do you know we connect on instagram as well :)

R said...

@ cool! thanks for visiting my blog as well :))