Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Besan Bhindi /Okra Stir Fry with gram flour
1 pound small Okra/Ladies finger
1/4 cup Gram flour (besan)
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Garam masala powder
1 1/2 tsp Roasted cumin powder
1 tsp Amchur powder
1 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds (saunf), crushed
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tbsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Onion seeds (kalonji)
8- 10 Shallots
In a bowl, mix salt, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, roasted cumin powder, amchur, fennel seeds, red chilli powder and coriander powder.
Fill this mixture into the slits. Sprinkle the remaining mixture (if any) over the okras/lady fingers and add a tablespoon of oil.
Heat the remaining oil in a sauce pan, add onion seeds and sauté it. Add shallots and sauté for one minute. Add gram flour and sauté for a couple more minutes. Add the stuffed Okras/lady fingers and mix, cover the lid and cook in a low flame,stirring occasionally, till the okras/lady fingers get cooked and turn crisp.
Serve with chapathis