Sunday, February 21, 2010

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.......

Table 1
20 Lady finger
2 T Toor dal
Few pepper (whole)
Salt to taste
Table 2
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.


  1. Okra looks amazing. nice recipe dear.

  2. Yum...can we try the same with other veggie?

  3. I have heard about this recipe,but not yet tried my own,sounds good!

  4. Love the recipe,wish to try it out soon!

  5. Very nice, really looks good, a nice different recipe for okra, thanks.

  6. Chanced upon your site while searching for Achari Bhindi. Sounds like a good recipe but am not sure about the addition of toor dal. Your thoughts?

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