Bhindi Masala

Monday, August 11, 2008

Bhindi/Okra/Lady's finger - 1/2 kg - Cut into pieces (an inch length)
Onions - 1 large (thinly sliced)
Tomato - 2 - (thin sliced)
Pudina/Mint leaves - 1/4cup
Coriander leaves - 1 cup
Ginger - small one, about an inch
Garlic - 2-3 cloves
Green Chillies - 5
Red Chilli pwder - 1tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1tsp
Asafoetida powder /hing- li'l
Oil- 2 tbl sp
salt - to taste

1.Coarsely grind Pudina, Coriander, Chillies,Ginger & Garlic together.
2.In a kadai, add oil (1tbsp)and saute the bhindi until soft and keep it separately
3.Again in the kadai, add oil(1tbsp),asafoetida powder,sliced Onions.Saute them well.Once the Onions turn brown, add tomatoes and saute them again.
4.Add turmeric and chilli powder and salt.
5.To the above mixture add the bhindi and mix well. Allow it to cook for few mins until done.
6. Serve hot with Roti.


Til Aloo Curry

This one is one of my fav one.Its easy to make and the ingredients used are simple ones.

Aloo - 2 large boiled and cut into cubes
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
White Til - 1-2 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 1 tb sp
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Dhaniya & Jeera powder - 1tsp
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
salt to taste

1. Mix Aloo, along with all the powders.
2.In a kadai, heat oil.Add jeera, til and curry leaves.Ensure that the til turns brown.
3. Add aloo and close the lid for few mins.sprinkle lemon juice.
4.Once done, garnish coriander leaves

Actually, i tried adding kasuri methi after cooking and it was delicious. Its jes optional.


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