Monday, December 9, 2013

Achaari Bhindi

Hi Readers,

Here is another dish made from Bhindi. This is a good one, is easy to make and has a distinct flavor of Achaar. Therefore, it is called Achaari Bhindi. Some people, do add in tamarind or achaar to get this flavor, but here I have added Kalanji, Fennel and Amchur powder that gives a Achaar like taste. It has more tomato content to give that tingling sour taste.

500 gm lady fingers (bhindi)
1 tsp ginger paste, ½ tsp red chilli powder
1 Onion finely chopped
3 to 4 flakes of garlic finely chopped
1/2 inch ginger finely chopped
1 tsp dhania powder
½ tsp amchoor, ½ tsp garam masala
¾ tsp salt, or to taste
2 tomatoes - chopped finely
1 tsp lemon juice
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp fennel (saunf)
½ tsp mustard seeds (rai)
½ tsp onion seeds (kalonji), 2 tbsp oil

Method :- 
Wash bhindi and wipe dry. Now cut the bhindi lengthwise from the middle making 2 thin pieces.
Grease the non stick tawa. Place the bhindi pieces on it. Sprinkle 1 tbsp oil and mix well. Fry the bhindi till it is almost done, keeping the color intact. Remove and keep aside.In another pan put 2 tbsp oil,  and all the achaari spices, followed by onion,garlic and ginger cook till raw smell is removed. Add tomatoes and other dry powders and cook till it starts to separate oil. Add the bhindi, to achari spices .Mix well. Cook till bhindi is done, serve hot with roti or chapati.

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