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Sweet and spicy okra

sweet-and-spicy-bhindi
Okra/bhindi must be our most favorite vegetable. We buy it every time we go to Indian grocery store here. I love to learn new dishes with this vegetable. So far whatever I tried with this vegetable, it has always been a hit.

This recipe is based on a recipe I saw on TV few years ago. I don’t remember the name of the original dish, it had coconut base, but when I made it, I did not use coconut. It came out very good. Simple and tasty.

Ingredients:
3 cups chopped okra/bhindi
1 tea spn chana dal
1 tea spn + 1/2 tea spn urad dal
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
1 tea spn coriander seeds
1 tea spn mustard seeds
A pinch asafoetida
4-5 red chillies
1 tea spn jaggery
1/2 tea spn tamarind
2-3 cloves
1″ cinnamon
5-6 curry leaves
A pinch turmeric
Oil
Salt

Method:
Heat oil and cloves, cinnamon, chana dal, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, 1 tea spn urad dal, red chillies, asafoetida and make into a powder.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal. When they start popping, add curry leaves. Add okra, salt and turmeric. Fry for a while till they soften. Add the powder, jaggery, tamarind and cook till done.

Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 20mins

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{ 8 comments… add one }

  • Manasi May 17, 2009, 2:19 pm

    Bhindi is my fav too! I like it in all forms!!!

  • Sig May 17, 2009, 11:29 pm

    I too love Okra and I never understand people who say that they hate it! I can have it just sauteed with some salt and green chilies. Hope you had a great weekend Shilpa!

  • Shreya May 18, 2009, 6:15 am

    Anything with okra is worth a try! Love your kadai:-) The recipe is nice with tamarind and jaggery, have not made it this way for a long time now..

  • Sowmya May 19, 2009, 3:37 pm

    Wow ! that looks yum…Both me and husband loveee okra..Will sure try them when I next get okra…

    Love ur blog, has got a great collection..will do visit often…

  • Prema May 21, 2009, 6:25 pm

    Hi Shilpa,
    Just a point. There is 1 tsp plus half tsp urad dal in ingredients, but only 1 tsp in the powder. Did that half tsp need to be added to the phanna?

    Your recipes are great! Thanks for all the work you put into these recipes

    Prema

    Shilpa: Yes. Updated the recipe. Thanks for pointing out.

  • Kaveri June 15, 2009, 7:48 am

    Your recipes rock!!! I have been reading your recipes and trying them out. The result so far has been good :) :)

  • anita July 4, 2009, 2:16 am

    hey this recipe was a terrific hit with my kids. Keep up the good work. I have been trying to trace a recipe of the famous “buns” from Mangalore, all in vain. Can u helP? Thanks

    shilpa: It is under breakfast items.

  • anita July 10, 2009, 5:54 am

    Hi shilpa. Thanks for the info. henceforth, shall make use of the search option available above.

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