March 2, 2009

Bhendi Masala

There are lot of variations of this recipe. Presenting you the one which I made and was liked by all.

1/2 kg fresh Bhendi (Okra) chopped into 1 inch long pieces
1 tomato finely chopped
1/2 onion finely chopped
1 tsp turmeric powder
Red chili powder to taste
Garam masala to taste
Salt to taste
1 pinch asafoetida
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
4-5 curry leaves (optional)
Few drops of lemon juice
2 tbsp oil

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin and mustard seeds. As they pop-up, add asafoetida, curry leaves and tumeric powder and mix well.
  2. Add chopped onion and saute till onion gets cooked.
  3. Now add tomato. Fry well till tomato gets soft. Do not add any water.
  4. Now add all the spices i.e. chili powder, garam masala, salt and mix well.
  5. Finally add the okra and mix thoroughly. Immediately add 4-5 drops of lemon juice.
  6. Cook it covered on a low flame for 7-8 min or till okra is cooked.
  7. Serve hot with roti.
Preparation Time: 30 min

Serves: 2-3
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