Monday, September 17, 2012

Bhindi Do Pyaaz / Okra Onion Masala

Cooking With Onion is my theme For the 3rd week of BM n for day 1 am going to share Bhendi Do Pyaaz . When Valli announced this theme, very first recipe came to my mind was "do Pyaaz " which means cooking with double the addition of onions or more onions. Generally I love adding more onions to my cooking that too for dry curry, poriyals n stir fry too. This time tried Do Pyaaz with Bhendi/Okra. And it turned out so flavorful n delicious. Remember the tip given by my sister, adding yogurt/curd to any okra dry sauté gives nice taste n sliminess free okra fry/curry. So tried that too, over all Bhendi Do Pyaaz came out so well n tasted delicious. Sure a great combo with Rotis or even with Rice n Dal Tadka. Now to the recipe...
Ingredients
  1. Bhendi/Okra      1 lb or 1/2 kg
  2. Onion      2 medium (thinly striped)
  3. Garlic      4 fat cloves(finely chopped)
  4. Turmeric Powder     1/4 tsp
  5. Red chili powder      1 tsp
  6. Cumin Powder        1/2 tsp
  7. Coriander Powder      1 and 1/2 tsp
  8. Yogurt / Curd     1 and 1/2 tsp
  9. Salt       to taste
  10. Cilantro      few finely chopped
To Wet Grind
  1. Onion    1/2 medium
  2. Fennel seeds     1/2 tsp
To Temper
  1. Oil       1/2 tbsp
  2. Cumin seeds    1/2 tsp

Method
  • First grind onion n fennel seeds to a little coarse paste and keep aside.
  • Wash,wipe with cloth/paper towel n cut okra/bhendi in to desired size n shape, then apply few drops of oil to a microwave safe plate and arrange cut okra and microwave cook it for 21/2 or 3 minutes in high power.
  • Once done allow to cool for a while.
  • Now heat oil in a pan/wok, add the tempering ingredients and wait till it splutter then add garlic n let it sizzle.

  • After that add ground onion-fennel paste and saute for 2-3 minutes or until raw smell leaves.
  • Then add sliced onions, sprinkle little salt and saute for 2 minutes, and now add okra/bhendi n turmeric powder and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Next add yogurt and stir well and cook in medium heat(without closing the pan) until the curd gets dries up.
  • And now add all dry powders stir fry for 1-2 minutes in medium heat.
  • Lastly add some finely chopped cilantro and turn off the stove.
  • That's it...Tasty Bhendi Do Pyaaz ready. Serve as an accompaniment with rotis/rice n dal.

Notes:
Adding yogurt is optional but sure it gives nice taste n texture.
Yogurt/curd can be replaced with 1/4 tsp amchur powder.
For extra flavor, u can also add 1/2-1tsp sambar powder along with other dry powders.
Instead of garlic, ginger garlic paste can be added.

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25 comments:

  1. Super tempting bhindi do pyaaz,love onions and bhindis combo very much.

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  2. I have tried the same recipe with mushroom...looks yumm

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  3. Nice presentation.. I like Ladies finger and yogurt combination
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  4. Love okra recipes very much,looks tempting!!

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  5. love this simple yet delicious recipe!

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  6. Yummy okra masala. Nice combination with roti.

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  7. This was on my list as well..just that I didn't get around making..:)

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  8. Looks superb, love this with rotis..

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  9. I love bindi, I was actually thinking of making.bindi masala. I this variation.

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  10. bhindi looks delicious... fantastic presentation..

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  11. Looks like a perfect pair with rice or roties.

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  12. Wonderful combo ...my favorite veggie. I love your pictures as always...looks super and I'm sure it would taste super too!!!

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  13. Awesome clicks and a tempting recipe :)

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  14. wow very nice recipe with tempting click,super...

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  15. Pranav love Okra a lot,will make this some time for him!Nice presentation.

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  16. so yummy using my favorite veggie - okra!

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  17. Kids love this, awesome clicks and presentation.

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