Saturday, July 26, 2008

Bharva Bhindi

Recipe for 'Bharva Bhindi' , prepared by using 'lady finger' or 'Bendakayalu'. Its a north Indian dish, and goes well with rotis....My hubby extremely liked this dish. its simple and tastier.

1/2 kg medium sized bhindis/ladyfinger/bendakayalu
1 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder / sambhar powder
1 tsp basin powder
1 tsp amchoor
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp dhaniya powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric
lemon drops-few
salt to taste

1.Wash & dry tender lady fingers.Cut the head & slit open halfway through lady finger.

2. For the filling :-In a bowl mix sambhar powder,amchoor pwdr,gram flour,salt , lime juice & few drops of water to make a thick paste.
(Note:- add less amount of salt in the filling mixture)

3.Stuff mixture in the bhindi & set the nonstick pan on medium heat.

4. Arrange stuffed bhindis on the pan keeping the stuffed part upwards.Add one tbspn of oil on all the bhindis & sprinkle little water.Cover it & let it cook.
(Note:- Oil is added to fry slightly the bhindis & water is added to steam them until cooked)

5. At small intervals of 3-4mins continue sprinkling water & flip bhindi so it is cooked from other sides as well .Repeat the process three four times. (Note:- Make sure water is not added in excess to avoid running out of mixture)

6. When you notice bhindi is evenly cooked add sliced add onions,coriander leaves,little salt & chilli pwdr(optional) to it .Allow it to cook without the lid for 5 mins & saute well .

7.Its ready to be served with rotis or rice.

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