Friday, January 23, 2009

Masala Bhindi

This is the dish i found from Jaya V. Shenoy's "Oota Upahaara" when i was eagerly looking for No onion-garlic recipes and I must say it is one of the healthiest and easiest dishes I have ever come across.

lady's finger/okra/bhindis - ½ a kilo
lemon - 1
Besan/gram flour - 1 cup
coriander powder - 1 tsp
jeera powder - 1 tsp
hing powder/gum - 1 pinch
salt to taste
red chilli powder - 1½ tsp
oil - 1 tbsp

Wash and pat dry the bhindis. Trim off the ends. Slit the bhindis vertically almost to the end (but keep the end intact).

Sprinkle salt all over the bhindis and leave aside for 10 minutes. Meanwhile sieve besan and add red chilli powder, coriander powder, jeera powder and hing powder/gum(dissolved in water).
Mix well.

Sprinkle this mix over the bhindis till well coated. Sqeeze out the juice of lemon onto the bhindis.
Heat a non stick pan add oil, and arrange the spice coated bhindis in a single layer. Cover and cook on medium flame stirring in between. Cook till the bhindis turn out crisp and nice.
Serve hot as a starter or with steamed rice.


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Namrata Kini said...

Bhindi is one of my favorite veggies. Your recipe looks quite simple. Will try it soon.

DEESHA said...

nice recipe witj bhindi, I just love bhindi

Preety said...

i love okra so this is the perfect snack for me..

Preety said...

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Ashwini Kenchanna said...

great okra snack any time of the day...yum

Smitha said...

Love Bhindi! and Love this dish as well.. Nice picture!

sowmya said...

my hubby loves bhindi..will try out this version next time..looks yumm..

Sunanda said...

Hot n spicy bhindi..I like it..

Varsha Vipins said...

Lovely dish Poonam..luv bhindi's..:)
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