Monday, October 20, 2008

This is another popular vegetable that is liked by many Indians that is the elegant looking Lady's Finger also known as Okra , called Bhindi in Hindi and Vendakai in Tamil; this vegetable is tricky, sticky one to handle and can mess up your Culinary efforts while cooking if not handled properly by adding the right amount of Lemon juice or curd it can be cooked to perfection. Now try this recipe for a change.......

DUM DUM BHINDI

YOU NEED

Bhindi 200 gms

Curd 1 cup

Chilly Flakes 1 tsp

Ginger & Garlic paste 1 tbsp

Jeera powder 1 tsp

Garam Masala 1/2 tsp

Onions 1/2 cup (chopped)

Ghee or Oil 2 tbsp

Lemon juice 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Coriander (for garnish)

DO IT

-Wash and wipe the bhindis , then cut them into 1'' pieces with a slit in the centre, marinate this with the curd, chilly flakes and salt for 30 Min's.

-Heat oil in a kadai when hot add the onions and saute till light brown, then add garlic & ginger paste and saute.

-Add the marinated Bhindi and mix thoroughly on high flame till the curd has formed into a thick gravy, now add the jeera powder mix well and cook on simmer till semi dry; sprinkle the garam masala, lemon juice and stir well.

-Remove and serve garnished with coriander .

This is a good combination for Rice and Dal or hot Chapati.

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