Okra in Indian Spices

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Total Time:
15-30 mins
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 kg - bhindi
  • 1 - onion, finely chopped
  • A pinch of panch phoran
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 4 tbsp - mustard oil
  • For the masala:
  • 2 tbsp - yellow whole mustard (sarson)
  • 1/4 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 15 to 20 - peppercorns
  • 3 to 4 - red chillies, dried
  • 1 - tomato, medium sized

How to Make Okra in Indian Spices

  • Grind together the ingredients of the masala.
  • Cut each bhindi into three parts and slit each part a bit.
  • Heat the mustard oil to smoking point.
  • Add the panch phoron and let it crackle.
  • Mix in the onions and saute till they are browned.
  • Add the bhindis and saute well.
  • Mix in the ground masala paste, add turmeric powder and salt and stir well.
  • Add 300 ml. water and cook on low heat till bhindis are cooked and blend with the mixture.
  • Transfer it into a serving bowl, garnish with slit tomatoes and red chillies and serve hot with chapatti or rice.