Sunday, May 11, 2008

Stuffed Bhindi

Vendakai/Okra is my favourite vegetable. My mom says it is very good for brain and eventually prepares it during my maths exams. Actually,it's high in vitamin B6, fiber, calcium, and folic acid, which helps prevent neural tube defects in developing fetuses. I love it in all forms. So I chose this for spicy andhra's RCI-Rajasthan.
Ladies Finger/Bhindi/Vendakai/Okra - 1/2 kg
Bengal Gram Flour - 1 cup
Oil (for blending and frying)
Jeera/cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 4 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera/Cumin powder - 2 tsp
Amhcur(dry mango) powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Wash the ladies fingers and wipe them thoroughly.
Cut them into pieces of 3 inches with a vertical slit in each piece.
Mix all the powders, add 2 tsp oil, salt and mix well.
Stuff this masala into the ladies fingers.
Heat 4 tsp of oil, add jeera/cumin seeds and let it splutter.
Add the stuffed bhindi and stir fry for ten minutes adding 2/3 tsp of oil in between.
Fry in medium heat till thery are crisp.
Serve hot.


easycrafts said...

Quick and easy side dish for rotis

Kalai said...

Awesome dish! They look really crispy and perfect. :)

Raju said...

U know what.. during the weakend before the last week, I tried to make it.. Cut, slit and all that.. but suddenly felt lazy.. so made a normal Vendakkai curry instead.. Now looking at the foto, my mouth is really watering and I am planning to make it this weekend..

BTW, Vendakkai is my fav veg too.. :)

Ramya harish said...

EC, :)Cool..though i have had chapathi-bhindi combo frm my north indian friends, i never thought of tat as we always had it with rice..

Kalai, thank u dear

Raju, u seem to be a good cook man.. it is hard to find men cook unless there s utmost need..
wat happnd to gobi 65 , did u try it.?

same pinch for vendakka..;).. u know.. in marriages they serve vendakka roast(crispy yummy one) like senai,sepankezhangu roast, mostly during janvasam meals/kattusadhakudai meals .. adha adichukkave mudiyadhu.. in my wedding that was one of the highlights.. i learnt the recipe from the cook..but not yet tried.. will try n post recipe soon..

easycrafts said...

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kumar.s.r said...
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kumar.s.r said...

I followed each step of your recipe and .................
Ooooh......Aaah......Ouch..... Ayyo.......Amma.......Paavi Manushaaaaaaaaaa........

Oh ! It was my LADY's (Wife) finger !

i&my music said...

:)you should wash vendakkai(n not lady's finger) because it might have some dirt..