Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bhinda ni Kadhi

Bhinda Ni Kadhi
Okra Buttermilk Soup
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup water
2 tbsp besan/chickpea flour
salt to taste
sugar to taste
7 - 9 fresh okra/bhindi/bhendi/bhinda/bhenda/Lady's fingers, cut into two pieces, slit
2 fresh, green chilies, slit

1 tsp oil
1 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1" cinnamon
3-4 cloves
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
1" ginger, grated

0. Churn yogurt, water and besan to make the buttermilk without any lumps.
1. Heat oil & ghee in a saucepan.
2. Add all the ingredients for tempering.
3. As the cumin seeds start spluttering, add slit green chilies and okra.
4. Saute on a low flame till okras are cooked and are brownish in color.
5. Add yogurt mixture, salt, sugar.
6. Keep stirring on a low flame till mixture comes to a rolling boil.
7. Switch off the gas.


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