Monday, June 27, 2011

Bharwan Bhindi


Okra / Bhindi / Lady Finger
2 tsp Red chilly Powder
2 tsp Coriander Powder
2 tsp Amchur Powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Besan
2 tsp oil
Salt to taste


Wash the okra and pat dry. Cut the edges on both sides and make a vertical slit. Keep this aside.
Put all the spices mentioned above in a bowl. Add little besan and a little oil to bind the masalas together and mix well.
Stuff the  bhindi with this mixture. Keep the remaining mixture aside.
Heat oil in a pan and saute the bhindi. Carefully place the bhindi side by side and shallow fry those on high heat for few seconds, give the pan a shake or so, so that the bhindi do not stick to the bottom of pan. If needed, toss the bhindi carefully with a spatula, taking care not to break or mush these.. Do not put any water. Once the bhindi is cooked, add remaining mixture and salt to the sauteed bhindi. The bhindi should be crisp,
Serve  with hot Chapatis.