Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Stir Fried Masala Bhindi / Okra

Bhindi is what okra is known as in Hindi. American English this vegetable is known as okra and in British English as lady's finger- wiki
Here in this preparation i have cut the okra, lengthwise in strips to make this stir fry. The masala can be stuffed into the okra, to make stuffed okra. You can try either way.


1 lb - Tender Okra/ lady's finger
1/4 tsp - Jeera / cumin seeds
1 pinch - Hing
Oil to fry

Masala powder

1/2 tsp - Coriander powder
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder /kasmiri chili powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp - Garam masala powder
1/8 tsp - Hing powder
1/2 tsp - Amchoor powder/ dry mango powder
1/4 tsp - Black pepper powder
1/2 tsp - Dry ginger powder
1/2 tsp - Fennel powder / Saunf powder
Salt to taste

Stir Fry Method

1 ) Mix all the powders listed in masala powder with little oil. Wash and dry the okra. Trim the top and end of the okra. Cut okra lengthwise into long strips. Apply the masala on cut okra and keep aside for 5 minutes.

2 ) Heat 1 to 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add jeera, let it brown lightly, add hing powder, let it sizzle and immediately add the marinated okra. Lower the heat and cook the okra covered with a lid. Occasionally in between cooking, open the lid and stir fry the pieces, so that the okra gets browned evenly. Add little more oil if necessary. Cook till the okra is cooked and browned. Take off the stove and serve.

Serve with roti and raita.

To make stuffed okra -

Slit the okra partially in the center, fill mixed masala powder inside the okra. Heat oil in a pan, add jeera and follow as above recipe.


Dhivya said...

Great idea...Thanks for sharing.

Mishmash ! said...

this dish with warm rice and curd, I would call that a comfort food! :)

Kalai said...

Yum, yum, yum. I love okra, but can't eat it these days for medical reasons. But, will definitely try this on the family! :)

Sig said...

I love okra, as shn said with rice and curd this spicy fry will be comfort in a bowl!

Seema said...

That looks so good Pravs! With dhal chawal, this would be so perfect!! Stuffed bhendi - Yum yum...Perfect for winter i guess!

Hima said...

Lovely and easy to make too

Purnima said...

Pravs..too good a dish with Bhindi!!
Hey I tried out cauli pakoras yest night --your way, they vanished on the spot, even b4 cooling!! :D tks for sharing dear..that wd b a keeper now!!!

easycrafts said...

I have some bhindi with me in teh fridge and was planning on the same lines..nice spicy curry

Asha said...

OMG!! It looks mouthwatering. I would love to have it just about now!:D

Take care and take it easy Pravs. Hugs to you!:)))

Richa said...

bhindi is a fav at home :)

Shankari said...

Make it just like yours and love them with rotis

Pravs said...

Dhivya : Thanks :)

Mishmash : thats a nice way to have these bhindi's :)

Kalai : sure do try on the family :)

Sig : i agree.. that is a nice way to have this :)

Seema : dal chawal and these bhindi's will be great :)

Hima : do try.

Purnima : Thanks for the feedback :)

Easycraft : So what will it be.. curry or this fry ?

Asha : Thanks :D Hugs to you too !

Richa : so will you be trying this recipe ?

Shankari : yes, it's a nice side dish.

Kribha said...

Nice idea pravs. I usually use the same ingredients but saute them without marinating or stuffing. Will try it like yours next time.

Seena said...

what lovely dish! would be a good combo with curd..

Marina said...

Great Recipe ....Thanks

Marina Ajith said...

Hey I tried "Stir Fried Masala Bhindi / Okra".It tastes great.Did you try the pancakes?Thanks for sharing....