Monday, December 4, 2017

Achari Bhindi (Okra cooked with pickling spices)


Bhindi or Bhendi (Marathi) or Okra is a favorite with our family. I try cook this vegetable in many different ways to experiment with new flavors. This time I made it Achari style - with pickling spices. Needless to say it was a hit at our dinner table. So here is the recipe.......

Ingredients: Okra - 3 cups (I used frozen packet), Oil -1 tablespoon (mustard oil - optional), whole achari (pickling) spice mix - 2 tsp (take mixture of fenugreek/methi seeds  (least qty in mix) , kalonji/onion seeds, fennel seeds) , Onions - cut 1 medium, ginger/garlic paste - 1 tsp, coriander powder - 1 tsp, red chili powder - 1/2 tsp, turmeric powder - 1 tsp, Whole Red chilly - 1 optional, Cilantro - finely chopped, Sugar - 1 tsp, Apple cider vinegar - 2 tsp, Salt - as per taste.

Method: Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add all the whole achari spices, add onions and cook until they turn golden brown, add ginger and garlic paste and fry for another 2 min. Add coriander, chili, and turmeric powder, whole red chilly (optional) and stir, add sugar and apple cider vinegar and then add bhindi and cover and until everything is cooked. Add salt according as per taste
Garnish with cilantro and serve with hot rotis or as a side dish with rice. Enjoy the burst of sweet, spicy and sour flavors bursting in your mouth.

Till my next post, take care everyone!

12 comments:

Ria J said...

This sounds delicious. I would love to try.

R Thomas said...

Lovely flavors, will be very tasty.

R said...

@Ria J: thanks dear, do try it.

R said...

@R Thomas: it sure is, thanks!

Ruxana Gafoor said...

Looks delicious,filled with flavors!

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

hmm.. sounds like a dish bursting out with flavors... love it..

R said...

@Ruxana Gafoor: Indeed, thank you :)

R said...

@ Anupa Joseph: it definitely was flavorful, thanks :)

Shobha said...

I love the achari flavour in all the sabzis. nice and chatpata

Amrita Roy said...

bhindi a popular sabji in our house... this is a tempting recipe

R said...

@Shobha: Same here, thanks :)

R said...

@Amrita Roy: Likewise, thanks so much:)