Bindi or as most of you know as Okra is known in many English speaking countries as Lady's finger or gumbo.
It is a popular health food due to high level of fiber, vitamin C and folate.
Like any other vegetable there are many different ways to prepare bindi.
Bindi do pyaza is a very popular dish prepared in restaurants.
- Bindi/Okra: 1/2 pound
- Onion: 1 large Sliced
- Tomato: 1 large sliced
- Ginger: 1/2 inch crushed
- Garlic: 4 cloves minced
- Red Chilli Powder: 1 tbsp
- Turmeric Powder: 2 tsp
- Salt as per taste
- Coriander Powder: 1/2 tbsp
- Cumin Powder: 1 tsp
- Garam Masala Powder: 1tsp
- Oil: 1 tbsp
- Oil for deep frying
Wash and cut the bindi into 1 1/2 inch pieces.
Heat oil for deep frying.
Fry the bindi in small batches for 2-4 minutes or till cooked through. FInish frying all the bindi pieces.
Add 1tsp of turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp salt to the fried bindi and mix well and keep it aside.
In a pan heat 1tbsp of oil.
Add minced garlic and crushed ginger and cook till the raw smell is gone.
Add the onion slices and a pinch of salt and fry till onions turn translucent.
Add red chilli powder, rest of the turmeric powder, cumin and coriander powder and cook for another minute or so.
Add the tomato slices and salt as per taste, cover and cook for 4-5 mins.
Cook till the masala is cooked through and oil oozes out.
Add the fried bindi , garam masala powder, mix well and add 2 tbsp of water and cover and cook for another 5 mins with the cover on.
Serve it hot with rooti or dal chawal.
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