Easy to cook and readily available in the markets, this sleek and slender veggie is not only delightful on the taste-buds but also full of health benefiting properties. Since warm climate facilitates its cultivation, its consumption is noticeable in the tropical and sub-tropical countries. It is extensively used in India, the Middle East and Africa.
Popularly known as lady's finger or bhindi in Hindi
- 250 gm bhindi2 tsp mustard seeds1 tsp jeera
1 tsp kalonji (onion seeds)
1 tsp saunf
10 red chillies
Pinch of heeng(asafoetida)
Salt - to taste
1/4 cup tomato puree
1/4 cup mustard oil
1 tsp turmeric powder
Heat 2 Tbsp oil and stir fry the bhindi till cooked. Keep aside.
Roast mustard seeds, kalonji, saunf and red chilli in 1 Tbsp of oil and grind.
Heat the rest of the oil, add jeera, turmeric and bhindi to it.
Add the ground mixture and salt to taste.
Add tomato puree and simmer till well mixed. Serve hot.
Key Ingredients: lady finger, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, onion seeds, fennel, red chilli, asafoetida, salt, tomato puree, mustard oil, turmeric