Monday, May 31, 2010

mmm...bhindi (okra)

Today we made bhindi (okra) for dinner...it is one of our favorites. Okra is super-delicious and super-healthy , a combination that makes everyone happy.
Washed and dried okra [important] and then cut them in small pieces. Roasted cumin and mustard seeds in oil, added onions and once onions were light brown, added garlic, ginger, green pepper and okra and heated for 5-7 minutes on medium heat. Afterwards, added a little bit of few spices (coriander powder, amchur, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper) and cooked for another 10-15 more minutes until bhindi looks close to done (it should not taste slimy and should have a dark-green color). Added a little butter and salt (salt should not be added earlier or okra will get soggier since salt will extract water out of it) and other spices to taste.
Served with corn and tandoori roti and mojito to compliment the spices.
Being able to make your favorite food yourself is a satisfying feeling.






























































































4 comments:

  1. Looks delish and I love your cute patio through the window!

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  2. Tiff, I tried out this recipe tonight and my whole family loved it!

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  3. The look of satisfaction on Mo's face is PRICELESS!

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