Sunday, June 18, 2017

Posted by Mala at 12:30:00 AM No comments
Bhindi/Okra/Vendakkai..however you may call...is replete with fiber, which controls blood sugar levels. It has good folate contents, full of Vitamin K, which helps in blood-clotting process, prevents and controls asthma, prevents constipation, sun stroke and colon cancer, controls cholesterol level and obesity, prevents kidney diseases and helps digestion, is a very good source of anti oxidants and is also very good for skin and hair.
Please refer to my Glossary for any unknown terms


Ingredients
Okra/bhindi - 1/4 kg, washed and wiped, and chopped, not too thin
Onion -1, chopped fine
Tomatoes - 2, chopped fine
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Cooking oil - 4 tbsps
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera/cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Kitchen king masala powder - 3/4 tsp
Kasuri methi - 1 tsp, crushed
Salt to taste

Recipe Cuisine: North Indian; Category: Lunch/Dinner
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 20 mts

Serves 2

Okras washed and drained and then wiped without any trace of water

All veggies chopped and kept ready


Take a broad non stick pan, add 2 tbsp oil, season turmeric powder and jeera


then add the cut okras/bhindis. Flames on the lowest, let the bhindis become golden and crisp.


Simultaneously, take another non stick pan, add the rest of the oil and add the onions.


After the onions become translucent, add the tomatoes


Add chilli, jeera and coriander powders, also the crushed kasuri methi, and keep on sauteeing


After the tomatoes become somewhat mushy, add the kitchen king masala powder


Add salt to taste


Add 2-3 tbsps water, so that this will become a nice gravy


By now, the bhindis would have become nice and crispy.


Add the roasted bhindis to the tomato-onion gravy.


and mix well


Switch off.


Serve hot  with soft  phulkas



This post first appeared in www.malpatskitchen.com

Notes
* I am using Kitchen King Masala for the first time. Recently a chef in a restaurant in Shirdi told me about this. I really like this, and feel, this is more flavorful than garam masala. 
* Okras/bhindis can be cut into slightly longer pieces also







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