BHINDI KALI MIRCH
Lady's fingers/okra are called Bhindi in Hindi, Bhenda in my mother tongue, Konkani and Bendekayi in Kannada. Did you know that lady's fingers has a component called pectin which helps to reduce the "bad" cholesterol in our system? It has a number of other health benefits as well.
This has to be one of the more common vegetables in the Indian kitchen! I make use of lady's fingers quite often so elsewhere in this blog you will find other recipes for bhindi such as:-
Today's recipe is an easy to make side dish called Bhindi Kali Mirch which can be made quite fast. It gets its name from the black pepper ( Kali Mirch in Hindi) powder which gives this dish a distinctive taste. One of the reasons this can be made in a jiffy is that lady's fingers is one vegetable that gets cooked in no time!
I have adapted this from Bhindi Kali Mirch by the legendary cookery expert Tarlaji Dalal.
I tried this out the other day and it was most yummy!!
- Bhindi ( Lady's Fingers, Okra), 250 gms
- Large -sized Onion, 1
- Green Chillies, slit, 2
- Roasted Cumin Seeds Powder, 1/2 tsp
- Chilli Powder, 1/2 tsp
- Freshly ground Black Pepper Powder, 1/4 tsp
- Oil, 2 tbsp
- Salt, to taste