I tried this recipe from a cookbook. I thought of adding some extra ingredients and wanted to see how it comes out. Without thinking much, I went ahead and tweaked the ingredients while cooking, and ooh lala!! the flavour this dahiwali bhindi came out awesome.
Bhindi (Okra) – 500 gms
Besan – 2 tbsp
Ginger – 2″
Green Chilli – 2 or 3
Red Chilli – 2
Garlic – 5 to 6 pods
Corriander Powder – 1 tsp
Mustard for tempering
Curd – 1 cup
Salt to taste
Pepper – 5 to 6
Wash and pat dry the bhindi. Cut them in 3″ in length and keep it aside.
Grind greenchillies, pepper, garlic, ginger in a mixer and keep it aside.
Place a thick bottom pan on the gas stove and fry the besan for few minutes, till you get nice aroma. Remove it from the fire.
Place the pan on the gas stove, add little oil. When the oil is hot, add little mustard, red chilli and fry it for 1 minute. Then add the fried besan, grinded masala and corriander powder. Fry it for few minutes.
Add bhindi and fry for some more time. Cover the pan with a lid and allow the bhindi to cook for few minutes. After 10 minutes, check if the bhindis are cooked properly or not. Once the bhindis are done, add salt and dahi. Mix and cook for few minutesit over the slow flame . Remove it from fire and serve it hot with parathas.