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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Piyaji Bhindi (Okra with Onion)

                                                                                                       
Piyaji Bhindi is a regular side dish during winters in North India. If  served  with a comforting dal and hot chappatis,  it boosts the appetite like anything. It's an unbelievably simple dish to prepare and stands out among many other lavish vegetarian dishes that you can think of.


                                                                        
Ingredients:
250 gms Okra (bhindi) washed & dried
2 Tomatoes (deseed and thinly sliced)
2 Onions, thinly sliced
2 Green chillies
6-7 Garlic pods (finely chopped)
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 1/2 tsp Amchur powder (mango powder)
1 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste


Method:
Make vertical slits in okra and cut into two halves. In a non-stick pan, heat 1 tbsp oil. 
                                                   
Add cumin seeds, once it  splutters then add onions. Saute till the onions turn transparent.
                                                           
 Add chopped garlic and stir fry (do not let it burn). Add tomatoes and saute for 5 minutes. Add green chillies and all dry powders except amchoor powder. Add okra and salt, stir fry for 5 minutes. Do not add water as this will make the okra slimy. When the okra starts leaving oil from the sides of pan, add amchur powder and mix well. Switch off the flame. Your side dish is now ready to be served with hot chappatis.


                                                                              

41 comments:

  1. tasty okra recipe ... i like the idea of adding amchur powder

    Satya

    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  2. Bhindi is my favourite veggie and I love it, when combined with onions and tomatoes. Yumm!!!

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  3. Mmmmm....I just love bhindi.!!! Its a perfect combo with onions..

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  4. i lux lov bhindi ..this looks grt..yummy

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  5. That looks so so tempting.... I love bhindi when fried.... + with lots of onions... YUM!!!!

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  6. Delicious! Love the addition of armchur in the recipe. Great snap too...

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  7. This is one of my fav dishes..Love the pictures..okra looks yum!

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  8. lovely presentation Deepa. e dish ta amaro pachonder kintu kakhano thikthak hayna. ebare banabo.

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  9. Wow, what a tasty bhindi dish! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  10. I love this Bhindi dish, I make without tomato. This one sounds delicious.

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  11. Love okra and love ur dish...yummy!!

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  12. looks yum,nice to have this with roti...

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  13. Mmm..This is very healthy and tasty. Slurp!

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  14. looks yum,delicious n truly mouthwatering,,,amazing pics...

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  15. bhindi looks cute and delicious...luved the idea of tomatoes in it..never tried tomatoes with bhindi..shall give it a try !

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  16. I love this sabji becoz of it's so simple ....your looks perfect dear

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  17. kool ! lovely clicks deepa and well presented !

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  18. Tasty dish. photos khoob bhalo hoyeche.

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  19. Fabulous looking okra with onion, just makes me hungry..

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  20. Tasty and spicy..my favorite veggie.

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  21. delicious and tempting bhindi recipe.

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  22. That is such a lovely color,and I can bet on the excellent taste as well:)


    US Masala

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  23. recipe looka nice will try definitely. never tried with tomato. nice

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  24. Looks super delicious...please receive ur tag from my blog

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  25. Omg, just drooling here..makes me hungry..

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  26. Deepa, lovely presentation....ami khub ranna kori ei bhabe...meye bor dujonei khub bhalo bashe khete.....

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  27. Okra is my fav veggie..This dish looks so colorful and delicious..Perfect with chapatis!

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  28. Mukhe jol eshe gelo tomaar peyaaji bhindi dekhe. Khub shundor recipe ta.

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  29. Delicious...this would go perfect with rotis..

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  30. Okra in this masala looks very tempting dear. I can have it with any rice.

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  31. Anything with okra..just loved it.sounds excellent deepa!

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  32. tsty okr we also use amchoor tempting

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  33. Tempting okra dear...great presentation!!!

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  34. I have never cooked okra like this. This looks very delicious. Bookmarked:-)

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  35. Haven't found good bhindi here for a long time. I love bhindi esp. with lots of onions like this.

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