So when I saw that Kiran of Sumadhura was hosting Veggie / Fruit a month that was started by Priya of Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes, I knew I had to take part in it. Its a vegetable I really enjoy cooking and eating.
Cutting fresh Bhindi can get very very slimy. I use Frozen Cut Bhindi. This saves my time and my hands. Yes... I am lazy.
Today, I am sharing with you a recipe that my pinni(mom's sister) told me. According to me, she makes the best Bhindi Fry.
1 Packet Frozen Cut Bhindi (400 gm)
1 Onion - Chopped
3 Dry Red Chillies - Broken / Torn into 3 to 4 pcs each
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
2 tsp Cumin Seeds
10 - 15 Curry Leaves
1 tsp Garlic Paste (I don’t like the bite of Garlic. You can replace this with 2 cloves of garlic chopped or crushed)
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tbsp Chilli Powder (It'll be quiet spicy)
Salt to Taste
2 to 3 tbsp oil
- Heat Oil in a Pan. When hot, add the Red Chillies and fry for a minute.
- Now add the Mustard Seeds and let them splutter. Then add the Cumin Seeds and let them crackle.
- Now add the Curry Leaves and fry for another minute.
- Add Garlic and fry for a minute.
- Then add the Onion and fry till it browns.
- Now add the Turmeric Powder and Salt. Mix well.
- Add the Bhindi and fry till done. Some people like to cook it open so it really shrinks. I like to cook mine covered. It cooks faster (I told you I am lazy) and you end up using less oil.
- Once done, add the chilli powder and mix well.
Serve hot with Rice & Dal or Chapati. I love eating it with plain curd. Try it. You might like it.
Sometimes, I avoid the onions. It tastes great both ways. But P likes it with onions. So that's what I end up making most of the time.
I am already looking forward for the round-up as I would love to see what else I can make with this vegetable.