Friday, August 28, 2009

Achaari Bhindi

Lady finger is a powerhouse of nutrients and a boon for those who are dieting.... Slight variations can make this veggie taste completely different... Spicy, tangy and yummmmm.......


20 Lady finger
2 Tbsp Toor dal
Few pepper (whole)
Salt to taste
1 Onion medium ( chopped )
1 Tomato (chopped)
1 stks Dhaniya
¼ tsp Haldi
¼ tsp Garam masala
¼ tsp Chole masala
¼ tsp Kasuri methi
2 tsp Oil
¼ tsp Red chilli powder

Take lady finger, trim the edges and cut into 2 pieces. Grind toor dal, pepper, little salt from table 1 to fine powder in dry grinder.

Slit lady finger from between and stuff this dry powder. Keep in microwave proof dish and cook in microwave for 5-6 mts with lid till soft.

Heat oil in a pan, add chopped onion, saute. Add tomato, salt, red chilli powder, haldi, chole masala, garam masala from table 2 and saute till raw smell has gone. Add cooked bhindi, toss till masala coats bhindi completely on sim flame for 2-3 mts. Switch off. Garnish with dhaniya and serve hot with flatbreads of your choice.

If you do not have microwave, steam lady finger in pressure cooker till soft but firm. Take care to not make it mushy.

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