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Sep 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...
  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

  • 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.

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

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

  3. Nice presentation.. I like Ladies finger and yogurt combination

  4. Good pictures.. would go well with Roti

  5. Love okra recipes very much,looks tempting!!

  6. love this simple yet delicious recipe!

  7. Yummy okra masala. Nice combination with roti.

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

  9. Looks superb, love this with rotis..

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

  11. bhindi looks delicious... fantastic presentation..

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

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

  14. Awesome clicks and a tempting recipe :)

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

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

  17. so yummy using my favorite veggie - okra!

  18. Kids love this, awesome clicks and presentation.


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