Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bhindi/Ladyfinger ki Sabzi

Today I am going to share the recipe of our very own "Bhindi ki Sabzi". Almost every one of us cook and eat this vegetable at home on frequent basis. It is easy to cook and easier to eat ;). The only spoiler with this veggie is the chopping part. It is such a boring and monotonous task. I never gave a thought about it when I used to finish bhindi on my plate like a vacuum cleaner (yes you read it right..)  but now when I have to chop it on my own I think twice even before buying this vegetable :p .

I am going to use both onion and tomatoes for this recipe. You can skip either or even both of them, the "sabzi" would still taste good. Some people like to keep the bhindi or ladyfinger (must be some pervert who named the vegetable "ladyfinger".. I still have to come across any veggie with name "man finger" :-/ ) a little raw and maintain the crunch of the vegetable and some like it to be mushy and soft. You can increase or decrease the cooking time as per your preference.

List Of Ingredients:

  • Chopped Ladyfinger-250 gms
  • Chopped Onion-1 (optional)
  • Chopped Tomatoes-2 (optional)
  • Carom seeds-1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  • Salt-1 tsp (or to taste)
  • Coriander Powder-2 tsp
  • Red chilli Powder-1 tsp
  • Mango Powder-1 tsp
  • Cooking Oil-2 tbsp

Steps To Prepare:

Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onions in pan and stir fry them till they are golden brown.

Add carom seeds and turmeric in pan and stir them with onion for 1-2 min. Add chopped ladyfingers. Sprinkle salt over it. Mix well and cover with a lid. Keep the flame on low otherwise the ladyfingers gets burnt very quickly.

Remove the lid after 10 min.Gently cut a piece with spoon. If it gets cut neatly that means it is cooked. If it does not, sprinkle some water over it, cover the lid again and cook for another 2-3 min.

Once the ladyfingers are cooked, add chopped tomatoes. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, mango powder. Mix well. Cover the lid for 2-3 min more and then turn off the flame.

"Bhindi Ki Sabzi" is ready!! As tomatoes are added to it, the sabzi will have slightly tangy taste.

Serving Suggestion:
Serve it hot with chapatis.

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