Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Also known as ‘Okra’ or ‘Bhindi’. This is a dry dish served in dinner or in lunch with hot parathas. This gives you authentic Indian flavor and can be easily available across the world in Indian stores. There are many ways to prepare this dish. Some prepare it “Bharwa” means filled inside with the spices and then cooked. This particular recipe is made b cutting the lady finger into small pieces and then preparing it. Another variation of this vegetable is prepared without using onions and following the same recipe.


Lady Finger 400 Gm                                    Oil 2 Tsp
Onion 1-2 Pieces                                         Fennel Powder 1 tsp
Coriander Powder 1 Tsp                            Salt to taste
Red Chilly Powder 1 Tsp                           Garam Masala 1 Tsp
Coconut Powder 2-3 Tsp                           Cumin Seeds   1 Tsp
Asafoetida 1 Pinch                                       Turmeric Powder 1 Tsp 
Green Chilly 1-2 Pieces                              Dry Mango Powder 1 Tsp


*) Finely chop the Onions length wise.

*) Wash the Lady fingers and cut down its top. Then cut the lady finger round wise into 4-5 equal size pieces.

*) Finely chop the green chilly.


Switch on the flame to low. Add Oil in it. Add asafoetida and cumin seeds. Let them sprinkle. Add Green Chilly, Turmeric Powder, Little Salt and Coriander Powder. Mix it properly. Add Lady finger to it. Mix it with the spices. Do not add water into it as this particular vegetable leaves water. To ensure that it doesn’t stick to the pan, sprinkle few drops of water to it. Cover it with the lid. Keep on stirring in between so it doesn’t stick to the pan. After 4-5 minutes, add rest of the salt with the remaining spices and coconut powder. Mix it properly. Keep it covered for few more minutes.  Take it out on a serving plate and serve it with hot paratha.


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