Saturday, 24 October 2015

Masala Bhindi or Mirchi (Okra and thick Green Chilli pepper cooked in spicy gravy)

Masala Bhindi or Mirchi (Okra and thick Green Chilli pepper  cooked in spicy gravy)
Ingredients
500 grams Okra washed, dried and cut into half horizontally and vertically
200 grams thick Green Chilli pepper cut into half. Lengthwise
1 Tomato cut into cubes
1 Onion cut into cubes
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tbsp Oil

For the paste
2 tbsp Roasted desiccated  Coconut
1 Onion chopped
1 Tomato chopped
5 Garlic cloves
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Coriander leaves
2 Dry Chillies
1 green chilli
1/2 tsp Oil

Method
Take oil industry a pan, add all the Ingredients for the paste and fry it for 2 minutes. Cool it and grind it into paste. Take a pan, add oil. Heat it. Add mustard seeds, let it crackle. Add the okras, chillies, cubed tomato and onion. Cover, stir periodically and cook for 3 minutes. Add the salt, garam masala and turmeric powder. Stir again for 2 minutes. Add the paste, stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add little water at a time, cover and cook till the okras are cooked. Serve hot.