II  Masala Bhindi (Okra in Spicy Gravy) II


Ingredients: ( Serves : 6)

  • 1/2 kg tender okra (bhindi), washed and dried
  • 1 large onion, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsps oil
  • Salt to taste

Mixture No. 1

  • 1 Onion, paste
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup coconut, grated

Mixture No. 2

  • 1tsp. each ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 green chillies
  • 3 tbsp. Coriander leaves

Mixture No. 3

  • 1/2 cup tamarind juice
  • Salt to taste

Preperation :

  • Fry in oil and grind to a paste 1 onion, chopped, 4 cloves garlic, minced, 1/2 cup coconut, grated.
  • Now Make into a paste 1/2 cup tamarind juice and Salt to taste.
  • Thirdly, Grind into a paste 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste, 3 green chillies, chopped. 3 tbsps coriander leaves.
  • Cut off the tips and stalks of okra. Slit each down to 3/4th of it's length.
  • Mix all three ground pastes and stuff the bhindis with the mixture.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped onion and fry till it's brown in colour.
  • Add turmeric, garam masala, chilli powder and salt to taste. Saute for a minute.
  • Arrange the stuffed bhindis over this masala. Cover with a deep lid and pour water into the lid.
  • Cook on a low flame till bhindis get softer. Serve hot with parathas.

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