Bhindi or Okra might be a favourite veggie for most of us. I usually prepare a simple okra fry to have with rice. But recently I started preparing a spicy okra masala which is very delicious. This goes well with roti and rice.My husband liked it a lot. I have been preparing this frequently for past few days and thought I will share with you all too. Here goes the recipe for a simple, delicious and spicy bhindi masala....
15-20 small size Okra
1/2 cup chopped Onion
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds powder (dry roasted and powdered)
1/4 tsp Chat Masala
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
How to prepare?
Cut the head and tail of each okra. Then cut each okra into 2. You can use the whole okra also.
Add the ingredients under For Masala in a bowl. Make a smooth thick paste by adding very little water. Add the paste to the okra and mix well so that each okra piece gets coated well. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan. Splutter cumin seeds. Add ginger-garlic paste and onions. Saute until the onions turn pink. Add the okra, sprinkle a little water, cover and cook on a low flame until bhindi is well cooked. Stir gently in between or give a toss. Once okra is cooked, remove the lid and stir fry on a medium flame for a few minutes. Serve hot with rice or roti.
*If you feel okra will be too sticky, use the whole okra rather than cutting it.
*Add a little pepper too if you want it really hot.