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Sukha Bindi (Okra/Ladies Finger)


Ingredients:

Bindi (Okra/Ladies Finger) – ½ kg

Onion – 1 big (sliced lengthwise)

Tomatoes – 2 medium

Salt – 1 ¾ teaspoon

Amchur powder (dry mango powder) – 1 teaspoon

Oil – 5 teaspoons

Cumin seeds – ½ teaspoon

Fennel seeds – ½ teaspoon

Ginger – 1 inch piece (sliced thin in length)

Garlic – 1 piece (sliced thin in length)

Corrinader leaves – 2 teaspoons (finely chopped)

Powders:

Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 2 teaspoons

Garam masala powder – ½ teaspoon

Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon


Method:

  1. Wash and pat dry bindis(okras) with a towel.
  2. Ensure they are completely dry and then chop them into little long pieces.
  3. Heat 4 teaspoons of oil in a flat non stick tawa (or even dosa tawa).
  4. Place the cut okra evenly spread on the tawa.
  5. In low to medium flame cook for 10 to 15 minutes until okras look cooked. (Take care not to mash the okra while you sauté)
  6. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil in a non stick deep pan.
  7. Add cumin seeds & fennel seeds.
  8. Add lengthwise chopped ginger & garlic & sauté for a ½ a minute.
  9. Add lengthwise sliced onions & powders mentioned & sauté for a couple of minutes.
  10. Add tomatoes & salt, sauté till oil separates (tomatoes would have melted).
  11. Now add semi fried okra pieces, amchur powder & mix well. (Again take care not to mash the okras)
  12. Remove from flame after a couple of minutes & garnish with coriander leaves.
  13. Serve hot with roti’s.


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