Tuesday, August 11, 2009

ghee fried peppery okra / bhindi

I am getting a lot of bhindi from my garden and making different curries and stir fries with it and when I checked out my drafts today, realized that I have not posted these beauties .........




Here comes the most common of my sukki bhindi which we like with either chapatis or daal chawal.....it's just fried quickly in ghee............without any tempering, on low flame.......

1 tbsp of ghee for 500 gm bhindi....frying on low flame ensures better frying if using less ghee....you can always use more ghee and fry quickly on high flame.......just as the okra gets lightly browned.....add salt and lots of pepper......fry some more... it's ready.........

I believe some of the best recipes are the most simple ones...where the essence and flavor of the main ingredient is preserved.......here it is enhanced by ghee....try it.....you'd love it.

In most north indian homes bhindi is fried till completely browned...it's not the right way to cook bhindi....the mucilage in okra is good and should not be destroyed by overcooking it........this way it is not slimy feeling at all.......if you fry it at low flame for a longer period ...it becomes perfectly fine and yet succulent......enjoy...

22 comments:

  1. "Mucilage is good " note to self - show this to J.

    I love your garden so big and seems like you have almost all the plants. So lucky!

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  2. Ha,thats so lovely subji Sangeetha..I love Okra like anything..esp loved your veg garden.thanks for posting

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  3. I love the way u explain things. good job.

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  4. wow! sofresh and tender .. looks great dear

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  5. Fry with fresh okra!must be delicious!
    Luv ur garden...tnx a lot for posting dear.

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  6. Lovely garden, garden fresh vegetables always taste great.

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  7. I love bhindi very much.Thats really wonderful that you have garden and can eat fresh bhindi everytime.Ofcourse the taste will be much better than the market as it is fresh.Very beautifully explained.Good presentation.

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  8. wowo..lucky you Sangeeta..I lov Bhindi's n make this sukka dish very often..:)

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  9. Looks great! Okra is one of those foods that I've not had all that often. It is very popular in the southern U.S., and although I think it is more popular in the north of Brazil versus where we are, you can still find it. I should try cooking with it more often!

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  10. Excellent, delicious okra preparation!

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  11. Great looking bhendi. Never thought of making it this way. You are right sometimes the most simple things in life are the best. :)

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  12. Sounds simple and inviting !

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  13. pepper and okra! wow, never thought of that before!

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  14. Wow now thats simple and tasty!

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  15. Simple and healthy side with dal and rice!

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  16. Hi Sangeeta!
    Okra is an interesting vegetable. Okra is grown here in the south in the late hot months of summer. This is a vegetable that has to be cooked just right or nothing good will happen. Looks like you came up with a good creative way to enjoy okra ( do you call this bhendi in India? ).

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  17. I love bhindi,specially love it when it is lightly fried. Tastes really superb with rotis.

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  18. pls accept a gift from my blog dear

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  19. Hi That's nice that you have a beautiful garden...

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  20. used to hate Okra as a kid !! but now love it !!

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  21. This looks simple and yet tasty. Will try this first :)

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