Thursday, 17 October 2013

Bharlele Bhenda Phodi

A sizzling spicy dish made of Bhendi/Okra/Ladies fingers. Roasted with indian spices     and drizzled with a dash of cashew powder. It is also called bhindi tawa fry.This is one of my favourite dishes.
Bharlele Bhenda phodi
Bharlele Bhenda phodi

20 medium sized ladies fingers/Okra,
1 tablespoon gram flour,
1 teaspoon chilly powder,
half teaspoon turmeric powder,
1 teaspoon coriander powder,
half teaspoon cumin seeds/cumin powder.
2 teaspoons of cashew powder(optional),
1 teaspoon of sesame seeds,
Salt to taste.
2 tablespoon cooking oil.
  • Wash and slit the ladies fingers and keep them aside,
  • In a bowl , add gram flour,chilly powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,crushed cumin seeds/powder, sesame seeds and salt to taste.Mix them well.
  • Fill the above mixture into the ladies fingers one by one and keep them aside.
  • Take a round bottom tawa,add cooking oil. Add the stuffed ladies fingers into the oil. Mix gently so that the mixture doesnt come out.Close the pan with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes .
  • Now drizzel the cashew powder over this and cook for another five minutes(or more if you want it to be crispier).
Serve hot.

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