Okra (bhende) is one of the most loved vegetables at my home. Every time I see fresh okra at our Indian store, I buy it. I have tried many different recipes in last few days, which are very simple and delicious.
This recipe was sent to me by my friend Aruna. She said this is her mother’s recipe with some of her own twists. In Konkani, we call kokum as sol. So we called this dish sola bhende. Very simple and tasty.
2 cups chopped okra(bhindi/bhende)
2-3 pieces kokum
1 tea spn chilli powder
1/2 tea spn jaggery or brown sugar
A pinch turmeric
1/2 tea spn coriander powder
1/2 tea spn cumin powder
1/2 tea spn garam masala
In a thick bottomed pan, take oil and add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, kokum, brown sugar (or jaggery), salt. Heat it on medium heat and add okra. The spices are added to oil before heating it to stop them from burning. Add the okra, cover and cook on low flame. Serve hot.
Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 20mins