Bhindi Masala – Chettinad Style

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Bhindi Chettinad: Chettinad Bhindi. Vendaikkai Masala Kuzhambu. Ingredients: Whole Okras 15-25Turmeric powder 1/2 spoonChili powder 1/2 spoonSaltSesame Oil 1 cup. To be dry roasted and powdered: Poppy seeds 2-3 spoonsCinnamon 2 sticksCloves 3Coriander seeds 1 fistful Fennel seeds 1-2 spoonsBlack pepper 2-3 spoonCumin seeds 1 spoonDry red chilies 5Fresh coconut grated 4 spoons To be [...]

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Okra Fritters – Mississippi Special

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Peanut Coated Okra: Fried Whole Okras. Okra with peanuts. Fried Lady’s Finger. Ingredients: Whole Okra – 10-15Peanuts 1 cupDry red chilies 1 fistfulSaltTurmeric powder pinchCorn/all purpose flour few spoonsEgg whites 1-2Oil for deep frying(peanut oil will be good) Method: Toast peanuts and dry red chilies each seperately. Then pound/grate them coarsely. Now add salt and [...]

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Vendaikai Sambar

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Okra Sambar:Vendaikkai Sambar. Lady’s Finger Sambar.Tamil Nadu Vegetable Sambar. Ingredients: Whole Okras 1/2 kilo – trim teh ends and chop roughly Thoor Dal 1 cup Onion 1 large Tomato 1 large Salt Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon Chili powder 1 spoon Sambar Powder(home made) 1-2 spoons Tamarind paste 1 spoon Ghee or oil few spoons Cilantro [...]

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Vendaikai Kootu

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Vendaikkai Kootu: Okra Kootu. Lady’s finger kootu. Ingredients: Okra 300 gramsThoor/ Moong/ chana dal 1/4 cupGreen chilies 3 finely choppedOnion 1 finely choppedGarlic 6 cloves choppedGinger 2″ peeled and choppedTomatoes 1-2 fienly choppedSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1/2 spoonMustar seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/2 spoonAsafoetida 1/4 spoonCurry leaves fewOil few spoonsCilantro leaves few to garnish. [...]

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Bhindi Masala Curry

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Bhindi Masala Gravy: Bhindi Masala Curry. Vendaikkai Mandi. Okra Masala. Ingredients: Okra whole 15(trim the ends)Onion paste 1 table spoonGinger-garlic paste 1 spoon(freshly wet-ground)Toamto puree 2 cupsSugar 1 spoon(optional)SaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonCoriander seeds powder 1 spoon(freshly ground)Garam masalapowder 1/2 spoon(freshly ground)Oil few spoons. Method: In a deep wok, heat oil. Stir-fry okra in [...]

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Achaari Bhindi Fry

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Achaari Bhindi: Stir-Fried Okra pickles. Ingredients: Okra – slicedSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonLemon juice few spoonsSesame oil few spoons. For Tempering:(optional) Mustard/Sesame oil few spoonsMustard seeds 1/4 spoonAsafoetida 1 pinchDry red chilies 3Curry leaves few Achaari Powder: To Be Toasted Each Seperately and Powdered Togather: Mustard Seeds 1 spoonFenugreek Seeds 1 spoonCoriander Seeds [...]

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Dahi Bhindi

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Dahi Bhindi: Whole Okra in Yogurd Sauce. Ingredients: Whole Okra 15(trim their ends)Cashew nuts 10 – pasteCoconut grated 1 cup – pasteYogurds 1-2 cupsGinger 2″ peeled and made into pastePapper – wet-ground to pasteSaltTurmeric powder 1-2 pinchChili powder 1/2 spoonBesan powder(bengal gram powder) 2-4 spoonsOil few spoons. For Sesonning: Mustards seeds 1/4 spoonCumin seeds 1/4 [...]

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Bhindi Masala

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Bhindi Masala: Dry Bhindi Masala. Vendaikkai Mandi. Okra Masala. Ingredients: Okra whole 15(trim the ends)Onion paste 1 tale spoonGinger-garlic paste 1 spoon(freshly wet-ground)Toamto puree 2-4 spoons(optional)Sugar 1 spoon(optional)SaltTurmeric 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonCoriander seeds powder 1 spoon(freshly ground)Garam masalapowder 1/2 spoon(freshly ground)Oil few spoons. Method: In a deep wok, heat oil. Stir-fry okra in it. [...]

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Fried Whole Okras – Pickled!

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Whole Okra Deep Fried Pickle: Ingredients: Whole okra/ lady’s finger 12-20Oil for deep frying. Sesonning Powder: SaltTurmeric powderChili powderCoriander powderSugarAmchoor powderDash of AsafoetidaFenugreek seeds powderMustard seeds powder. Method: Wash and pat dry the okra. Retain its head and tail. Well, deep fry them in oil till crispy and dark. Leave them over kitchen tissues for [...]

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Bhindi Achaari Curry

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Bhindi Achaari Curry: Okra in Pickle Style Gravy. Vendaikkai Oorugai Kuzhambu. Lady’s Finger in Rich mustard curry. Ingredients: Whole Okra/Lady’s Finger – 12 numbersGreen chilies 3 slittedGarlic 6 cloves – pasteOnion 1 small – made into pasteTomato puree 1 cupTamarind paste 1/4 spoonSaltTurmeric powder 1/4 spoonChili powder 1 spoonOil for deep frying or pan-fryingMustard Oil [...]

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