Bhindi (Okra) is one of those vegetables which as kids we were told would make us smart and good at math, if we ate a lot of it. Sounds hilarious now when I think about it. But science says it is rich in fiber, folic acid and vitamins A, C and K. Whether it makes you smart or not, it is certainly a smart vegetable choice, although some regard it as cumbersome to make!
Here’s an easy recipe that uses very few ingredients but yet makes the final product so delicious! You can this with Bhindi alone or add other veggies such as Green bell pepper, Potato, Onion etc..
Bhindi ( Okra) cut into small round slices about 1/2 cm thick.
Onion – 1 small finely chopped
Potato – 1 medium cut into small cubes and boiled
Tomato – 1 medium finely chopped
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp jeera powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Pinch of hing
In a frying pan, heat some oil and splutter mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add the turmeric, red chilli powder, jeera powder and hing. Then fry the onions till they turn golden brown. Then add the cut okra and fry till the okra turns crisp and brown. This may take a while as the okra has to lose all it’s slimyness. Once the onions and okra are done, add the tomatoes and fry till the tomato skin begins to wrinkle. Do not add any water as the crisp taste of the roasted okra will go away.
Serve with rice or roti.