Hello my dearest Foodies,
How are you all doing ? Hope everything is going good. Last week i was pretty much occupied with work and could not invest much time in updating the blog. But, i am back here again on my blog to share some interesting recipes.
So, how many of you like Green Veggies? If you ask me, i simply love it. I am fond of eating those in all possible forms whether it is raw salad, or just sauted with little oil, salt and pepper or making a wholesome filling curry out of it.
So, today i would keep it very simple and share an easy way of making Okra. Okra known in many English-speaking countries as ladies’ fingers or ochro, is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is valued for its edible green seed pods. It is called Bhindi in India and is known for its beneficial antioxidant properties. It is also a very good source of vital nutrients, lowers the blood sugar level and also lowers the risk of any heart disease.
This low calorie Dish is called as Bhindi Do Pyaaza and requires less effort in preparing the wholesome tasty lunch curry.
Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 20 minutes, Calories – 120 calories
- Oil – 2 tablespoons
- Finely chopped onion slices – 2
- Chopped Okra – 500 gms to 1 Kg
- Chopped Green chillies – 4 to 5
- Cumin Seeds – 1 tablespoon
- Salt – As per taste
- Turmeric Powder – 1 tablespoon
- Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tablespoon
- Coriander Powder – 2 tablespoons
- Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 tablespoon
- Garam Masala Powder – 1 tablespoon
- Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds to it.
- Once the cumin seeds starts to splutter, add chopped onions to it.
- Fry the onions for a minute and add little Salt, Turmeric powder and Kashmiri red chilli Powder to it.
- Now add the Chopped Green Chillies to the mixture and fry them ( onions and chillies ) for about 7-10 minutes. The colour should change to golden brown.
- Now, add the chopped okra to it and fry for another minute.
- Now, to this mixture add Coriander powder, Garam masala powder and little Dry mango powder.
- Now, this step is important – Saute the mixture of okra and onions ” without closing the lid”. If the lid is closed, the okra turns slimy and sticky.
- Now, after 12-15 minutes, you will notice that okra has become soft and is completely cooked along with Onions.
- Turn off the stove and serve the dish with Hot Chapatis and Bread.
TIP : If you notice that Okra is turning slimy while cooking, add little lemon juice to the dish which quickly removes the stickiness.
I am posting a picture of Bhindi do Pyaaza which i did prepare over the weekend.
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