Friday, May 23, 2008


Ladies finger- Abelmoschus esculentus,Tamil-vendakkai,hindi-bhindi,tel-bendakaya, other name okra
200 g Bindi
1-2 onion
1/4 t turmeric powder
1/2 t red chilli powder
1/2 t coriander powder
1/4 t amchur powder(mango powder)
1/4 t sambar powder
1/4 t roasted Fenugreek seeds
1/4 t mustard seeds

1-2 tamotoes OR 2 T tomato purees
2 -3 t oil
salt to taste
  • wash and dry the bhindi with a cloth
  • cut both ends and slit the bindies lengthwise
  • chop the onion very small pieces
  • blanch tomato and reduce to puree and strain.
  • roasted the Fenugreek in karahi and make a powder
  • mix all the masala(,turmeric powder,redchilli powder,coriander powder,amchur powder,sambar powder ) together and fill in to the bhindies.keep side
  • heat oil in a karahi,add mustard seed when they splitter add the chopped onion fry for few minutes
  • add the bindies fry for few minutes and add salt and cook slow heat ,half done add tomato puree.and cook ,turning occasionally till done and sprinkle the fenugreek powder and mix well
  • serve with rice or roti.

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