Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bhindi In Tomato Gravy

One of the first dishes that my sister in law made post marriage is this really simple ladies finger in a tomato based gravy and it was an instant hit amongst the entire family. It is such a hit that it has been added to the Gujrati thali sold at C-Store Cafe. I did sample it when I visited home this time and when I saw fresh bhindi at the grocery store, I just had to try the recipe out myself. It was over in a matter of minutes.

This picture is a capture of what was made to be served as part of the thali. The poor customers had to make do with just one helping. They loved it and came back for more but there was none left.

Ingredients (serves 1):

  1. 15 bhindi/okra cut into 1 inch pieces
  2. 4 cloves of garlic
  3. 1/2 inch piece of ginger
  4. 3 tomatoes - medium sized, preferably the country variety
  5. 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  6. 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  7. 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  8. 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  9. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  10. Salt to taste
  11. 1 tbsp oil
How I made it :
  1. Puree the tomatoes, ginger and garlic.
  2. Zap the chopped okra in the microwave on high for 4 minutes
  3. Heat oil in a pan.
  4. Add the puree made in 1.
  5. Fry till the fat separates.
  6. Add the cumin, red chilli, coriander, turmeric and garam masala powders.
  7. Add salt and throw in the okra/bhindi. Mix well. Garnish with Coriander and serve with rotis.