Friday, October 1, 2010

Aloo-Bharwa Bhindi

Aloo-Bharwa Bhindi


1) 25-30 bhindi/okra/lady finger, washed
2) 1 medium potato, sliced lengthwise
3) 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
4) 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
5) Salt to taste
6) 1 teaspoon of red chili powder
7) 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
8) 1 teaspoon of amchoor powder
9) 2 tablespoons of besan/gram flour
10) 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds, dry roasted and lightly crushed
11) 1 teaspoon of sambhar powder
12) 2-3 tablespoons of oil
13) Green chili or cilantro for garnishing


Step 1: Mix ingredients 3-8 and divide it into 2 equal parts

Step 2: To one part add besan, sesame seeds and sambhar powder. Mix well and using few drops of water make a thick paste

Step 3: Cut the head and slit open halfway through okra. Stuff mixture from step 2

Step 4: Heat oil in a non-stick pan on medium heat. Arrange stuffed bhindis and potatoes. Sprinkle some water and cover it. Let it cook for 10-15 minutes with occasional stirring

Step 5: Check potatoes and bhindi. if they are done then add, remaining spices (from step - 1). Mix well

Garnish with green chili and cilantro. Serve with roti or paratha

Step - 1 and Step - 2
Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

After Step - 5

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