Monday, May 7, 2012

Bhindi Do Pyaaza





Away from the scorching heat of Chennai, Bangalore feels like heaven to me. While in Chennai, I just prepared some usual fare of rice and vegetables and would try to come out of the kitchen as soon as possible. I am not at all a rice person, given an option I would definitely go for roti subzi. But due to the heat in Chennai, I did not venture into making rotis. Now that I am in Bangalore, and the weather here is so much better than that of Chennai, decided to make some hot rotis and subzi.

Having decided that roti, it was for lunch, finalizing a subzi is not an easy job. While rummaging through my mom’s refrigerator, I found a bag of fresh Okra/Lady’s Finger/Bhindi. Now this particular veggie is a favorite with my kids. So decided to make this tasty restaurant style dish – Bhindi Do Pyaaza.

Bhindi Do Pyaaza is a dry preparation, of crisp stir fried okra with spicy and tangy semi dry gravy of onions and tomatoes. The addition of the spice powder gives it a wonderful flavor and aroma. Tastes best when served with some hot phulkas and pickle.



Serves – 4 to 5

What you’ll need
  1. Lady’s Finger/Okra – 500 gms
  2. Onion – 2 Big, thinly sliced
  3. Onion – 1 Medium, cut into big chunks
  4. Tomato – 4 Medium, finely chopped
  5. Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
  6. Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  9. Oil – 2 tbsp

For the Spice Powder
  1. Fennel Seeds/ Saunf – 2 tsp
  2. Coriander Seeds – 1 tbsp
  3. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

Method
  1. Powder the ingredients for the spice powder and keep aside.
  2. Wash and wipe the lady’s finger. Cut into 1 inch pieces.
  3. Heat a Kadai with oil. Add the Lady’s finger cover and cook on medium flame for about 10 minutes or till the vegetable is cooked.
  4. Remove lid, add salt and fry for another 4 to 5 minutes or till the lady’s finger turns crisp. Transfer these into another vessel and keep aside.
  5. Heat another kadai with oil. Add cumin seeds, once the color changes add sliced onions and the onion chunks and turmeric powder. Fry till the onions are light brown.
  6. Next add the finely chopped tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes turn completely mushy and the raw smell disappears.
  7. Now add the chilly powder and salt. Mix well.
  8. Add the fried lady’s finger pieces and mix well.
  9. Finally add the spice powder and give a good mix taking care not to break the lady’s finger pieces. Fry for a minute. Remove from heat.


That’s it, yummy and delicious Bhindi Do Pyaaza is ready. Serve as an accompaniment with rotis.

Linking this to SYF & HWS - Fennel Seeds hosted by me. Also linking it to Healthy Diet - Vegetarian Side Dishes hosted by Vardhini


32 comments:

Priti said...

Looks yum ...like this very much with roti

Spice up the Curry said...

bhindi subzi looks delicious. so yumm

Priya said...

Super flavourful bhindi do pyaaza, love with a bowl of rice.

Hema said...

Bhindi is a favorite in my house too, this curry looks delicious..

jeyashrisuresh said...

Must be very flavorful and yum. nicely done

savitha ramesh said...

My all time fav.love the subzi.

Archana said...

Looks so delicious.I could eat the whole bowlful.

Rasi said...

the curry looks delicious..ideal for rot is & i can imagine the chennai weather coming from blore.. i had banned chapati for almost 10 months & switched over to tiffins :)

anusha praveen said...

how do you chop okras that way kaveri?? thy look lovely and the curry looks smack to the lips

Julie said...

Healthy n delicious bhindi do pyaza,yummy!!

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khushi said...

i love bhindi recipes.....the masala looks grt

Suja Manoj said...

Flavorful and yummy,love the recipe,thanks for sharing..

faseela said...

yummy n flavorful masala......

Sobha Shyam said...

nice bhindi recipe, lovely preparation dear :)

Sangeetha said...

quick n yummy preparation...love it! great with rotis...will try this soon!!
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Gayathri NG said...

Asoultely delicious n perfect with hot rice...

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks great Kaveri, I love bhindi and can have this as a main dish itself.

Swathi Iyer said...

Looks perfect. I love okra in my curries.

Vardhini said...

Favorite veggie Kaveri :). Looks yummy and thx for linking.

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Sravs said...

Inviting curry !! looks so tasty !!

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Maayeka said...

looking very delicious and tempting..perfectly done bhindi

Aruna Manikandan said...

my fav....
looks delicious :)

Chitra said...

Looks yummy.. wish to taste it..

Chitra said...

Looks yummy.. wish to taste it..

Jay said...

irresitable & tempting..:P
Tasty Appetite

RAKS KITCHEN said...

My favorite, nice recipe ...its long time since i made it. Will make this week ;)

Ramya said...

nice recipe..so, have you moved to bangalore? im here too

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious recipe...perfect with chapathis..

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

irresistable and yummy.perfectly go with rotti.Awesome

Divya Pramil said...

Looks yummm :)

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smitha said...

good one. but why to cut onions in chunks

smitha said...

good one. but why to cut onions in chunks

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