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12 - bhindi/ladies finger
1 - onion, medium sized, finely chopped
tomato puree - from 1 tomato
1 - tomato, big sized, finely chopped
1 - capsicum, big sized, cubed
2 tsp - ginger garlic paste
2 pinches - turmeric powder
2 tsp - coriander powder
1 tsp - red chilli powder
1 - green chillies, finely chopped
5 - cashew nuts, ground to a fine paste with a little water
2 tsp - jeera
1 tsp - oil
How to Make Kadai Bhindi
Cut bhindis into medium sized pieces. Saute them well in oil till the stickiness goes away and it is slightly soft.
Temper jeera in a wide pan with oil.
Immediately add the onions and fry till it is transparent.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes.
Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, with a little salt and mix well till it becomes soft and mushy.
Fry till the raw smell completely disappears.
Now add turmeric, red chilli, coriander powders and mix well.
After the masalas are well blended with tomatoes, add cashew nut paste and fry for a min till oil separates.
Add the capsicum and fry in medium flame for a minute.
Now add the sauteed bhindi and adjust spice levels and salt at this stage.
Sprinkle water on bhindis to help it cook well.
Keep the dish covered for 2 mins and switch off the stove.
Serve hot with rotis/pulao.
Recipe and Image courtesy: Sharmis Passions
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