As a kid, Bhindi (ladies fingers; okra) was my favourite. While now my palette has increased beyond potato and okra; whenever I go home I can be sure that one of the dishes on the menu would be bhindi, just for me :).
This recipe for Achaari Masala bhindi is my favourite when I want to do something special, really quick. As a short cut I use the spice mix from my favourite spicy mango pickle jar.
Achaari Masala Bhindi
By Ashima Goyal Siraj
Preparation time: |Cooking time: |Serves: 2
250 gms bhindi/okra
1 onion cut in large chunks
2-3 green chillies split lengthwise
1 tsp coriander powder
½ tsp cumin powder
½ tsp chaat masala
2 tbsp achaar masala (not the dry spice mix, but from a prepared spicy pickle)
A pinch of asafoetida
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Mustard Oil
- Note: If you leave the okra wet, it will become very slimy and not cook properly.
Health Benefits of Okra: Okra is high in both soluble and insoluble fibres that help to reduce cholesterol, prevent diabetes and constipation. Okra is also a rich source of many nutrients such as vitamins A, B6, C, iron and calcium.