Tuesday, July 9, 2013

MASALEDAR BHINDI

MASALEDAR BHINDI

Ladies' fingers or Bhindi as it is called in Hindi, is not everyone's favourite vegetable. In our house, we prefer to have ladies' fingers when it is spicy and crisp. I was delighted to find this recipe, rightly called Masaledar Bhindi, from Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, one of India's greatest chefs.

I have adapted it to meet our requirements. It is important to choose fresh and tender bhindis for this recipe.

Ingredients:
  • Ladies' fingers, 250 grams
  • Gram flour, 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder, 1 tsp
  • Dried mango powder, 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder, 2 tsp
  • Roasted cumin powder, 2 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder, 1 tsp
  • Oil, 3 tbsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cumin seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies, chopped, 2
Method:
Wash the ladies' fingers and pat them until they are fully dry
Cut the heads and tails of the ladies' fingers
Make a slit from top to bottom on one side of each of the ladies' fingers
Pour the gram flour in a bowl, and add the turmeric, chilli, dried mango, corainder, cumin and garam masala powders.
Add 1 tbsp of oil to this, add salt and mix well
Stuff the masala into the slits of the ladies fingers


In a kadai, heat the remaining oil on medium heat
Add the cumin seeds and when it sizzles add the green chillies and saute for 1 minute
Next, add the stuffed ladies fingers and saute for 5 minutes.
Lower the heat, and keeping the kadai covered, cook the ladies fingers, stirring occasionally,  till they are tender
Uncover the pan and stir fry till they are crisp
Serve hot.


Trim heads and tails of ladyfingers and make a slit along one side. Mix together besan, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, amchur, coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder. Add two tablespoons of oil and salt and mix well. Stuff this masala into the ladyfingers. Heat the remaining oil in a kadai on medium heat, add cumin seeds and green chillies. Sauté for a minute. Add ladyfingers and sauté for five minutes. Reduce the heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, till they are cooked. Uncover and sauté till the ladyfingers are crisp. Serve hot.
- See more at: http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/masaledar-bhindi.aspx#sthash.7O2snh3e.dpuf
Trim heads and tails of ladyfingers and make a slit along one side. Mix together besan, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, amchur, coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder. Add two tablespoons of oil and salt and mix well. Stuff this masala into the ladyfingers. Heat the remaining oil in a kadai on medium heat, add cumin seeds and green chillies. Sauté for a minute. Add ladyfingers and sauté for five minutes. Reduce the heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, till they are cooked. Uncover and sauté till the ladyfingers are crisp. Serve hot.
- See more at: http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/masaledar-bhindi.aspx#sthash.7O2snh3e.dpuf
Ladyfingers (bhindi) 40 medium•Gram flour (besan) 4 tablespoon•Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon•Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons•Dry mango powder (amchur) 4 teaspoons•Coriander powder 4 teaspoons•Roasted cumin powder 4 teaspoons•Garam masala powder 4 teaspoons•Oil 5 tablespoons•Salt to taste•Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon•Green chillies,chopped 4 - See more at: http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/masaledar-bhindi.aspx#sthash.7O2snh3e.dpuf
Ladyfingers (bhindi) 40 medium•Gram flour (besan) 4 tablespoon•Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon•Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons•Dry mango powder (amchur) 4 teaspoons•Coriander powder 4 teaspoons•Roasted cumin powder 4 teaspoons•Garam masala powder 4 teaspoons•Oil 5 tablespoons•Salt to taste•Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon•Green chillies,chopped 4 - See more at: http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/masaledar-bhindi.aspx#sthash.7O2snh3e.dpuf