Thursday, February 23, 2012

Chettinadu Bhindi


Continuing my saga of preparing "different" subzi for the lunch box this is what I made today..



You need

Bhindi - 1/2 kg
Tomato - 1 cup finely chopped
Onion - 1/2 cup thinly sliced  
Cashew Nuts - 4
Mustard, Urad dal - 1 tsp each 
Curry leaves - 4 - 5 leaves

For the Masala
Coconut - 2 tbsp grated
Rasam Powder - 2 tsp (I used MTR)
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1"

Method:
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan
Add the onion and fry till pink
Add tomato and rasam powder, cardamom, cloves and Cinnamon
Fry on medium till oil separates from the mixture
Add coconut and fry for another 2 mins on medium
Remove from flame and allow to cool

In the mean time,
Slice the bhindi lengthwise and cut into 1" pieces
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan
Fry the bhindi till the stickiness is removed
Keep Aside

Coarsely grind the coconut mixture
Heat 1 tsp oil in pan
Add in the mustard and when it splutters add in the urad dal
When urad dal changes colour add in the curry leaves
Now add the coconut mixture and Salt and 1/2 cup water and cover and cook for 1 mins on medium flame
Add the bhindi and cover and cook for 4 - 5 mins
Serve with Roti / Rice

8 comments:

Hema said...

This looks absolutely delicious..

Suchi said...

I love bhindi....this looks awesome...

Shree said...

They were indeed tasty.. Recommended by my colleagues at office :)

Kanan said...

looks amazing. i never tried using rasam powder in curry. I will try sometime.

picture said...

Certainly should try...
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Rachana said...

Bhindi is one of my fav veggie and this preparation looks yum.

maha said...

yummy n tasty recipe dear..vl try this......
Maha

Poonam Borkar said...

bhindi looks so delicious..loved your blog..happy to follow u..do visit my space too in your free time!! :)
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