Kadai Bhindi Sabzi

This simple dish tastes amazing with hot chapatis/rice .It is a common vegetable which we use in our day-to-day cooking ,can be prepared in many different ways.Last month I've been to a North Indian restaurant and I've eaten kadai bhindi it tasted delicious.Last week I've tried it and we absolutely enjoyed with rice and dal.
I've just added half tomato, as we already had eaten lot of tomato dishes that week , but you can add according to your taste.
This recipe serves 2.Preparation time 30 min.
Ingredients:
Bhindi/Okra - 1 lb (washed & dried)
Onion - 1 small
Tomato - 1 small
Capsicum - 1 small
Garlic - 2-3 cloves(add according to taste)
Cilantro - finely chopped
Green chillies - 2
Salt - to taste
Red Chili powder - 1/2 tsp(add according to taste)
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin-coriander powder - 1/4 tsp(optional)
Method:
1.Cut the bhindi into desired size pieces and fry them with 1 tsp oil for 5-6 min until they get slightly brown and don't stick.
2.Chop capsicum,onion,tomato,cilantro,green chillies,garlic and in the same pan add 2tsp oil .Add cumin seeds and once they splutter add garlic,onion,green chillies saute them for 3-4 min.
3.Add turmeric mix it ,add capsicum cook it for 4-5 min covered ,until they are little soft(make sure not to over cook).Add salt bhindi,tomato,red chili powder and cook them for another 5-6 min on medium flame,check the seasoning,add if anything is required. Add coriander powder,chopped cilantro mix it and switch off the heat.
Tip:You can microwave the bhindi instead of pan frying them ,the idea behind doing this is to make sure the bhindi is not sticky but crunchy.
If you wanna make it like gravy please go through this link http://tahemeemshaik.blogspot.com/2010/11/kadai-bhendi-okra.html ,she has an amazing collection of recipes too.

7 comments:

when i first made this dish...I was scared how it would come out!...but we enjoyed it thoroughly!
Lovely dish!!
Smitha
http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com

February 10, 2011 at 5:04 PM  

Beautiful sabzi dear.. loved the colors :)

February 10, 2011 at 8:54 PM  

Looks delicious...

February 10, 2011 at 9:21 PM  

Great looking sabzi,truly inviting!

February 11, 2011 at 4:23 AM  

Interesting.. will try.. second pic is too gud as the bowl is reflecting the sabzi...

February 12, 2011 at 1:38 AM  

Wow.. Bhindi is my favorite veggie.
Bhindi and capsicum combi sounds delicious.

February 14, 2011 at 11:04 AM  

I'm salivating okra is my fav...looks awesome :D

February 15, 2011 at 2:41 PM  

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