Friday, April 13, 2012

Bhendichi Bhaaji


Since I love "bhendi", don't be surprised to discover many renditions of this humble veggie on this blog.

Bhendichi Bhaaji (2)
भेंडीची भाजी
Ingredients
2 cups okra/ladies finger/bhendi/bhindi/bhinda, ends removed & slit

3-4 kokums, rinsed


Grind to a coarse paste

1/4 cup fresh coconut, roasted

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1 tbsp malvani masala

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp grated jaggery

salt


Tempering

2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/4 tsp asafoetida


Method

1. heat oil in a nonstick wok. Add tempering ingredients.

2. As they sizzle, add cut and slit okra. Stir fry for about 15 minutes till okra is crisp.

3. Now add coarsely ground paste, 2 tbsp water and kokums.

4. Cover and let it cook till okra is completely cooked.


Note -
1. You can stuff the okra with the ground paste.
2. I use less coconut than the original recipe.

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