1/2 lb.(250 grams) okra (bhindi)
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp dry mango powder (amchoor)
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
a pinch of Hing (Asafoetida)
3-4 green chilies, chopped
Oil as required
Salt to taste
Wash okra in water and pat it dry with a kitchen towel / cloth.
Make sure to completely dry the okra as wet okra will be sticky while cutting.
Cut off the both ends of the okra, and cut into thin slices (like discs)
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when they splutter, add cumin seeds, garlic, onions and saute till onion becomes transperant.
Add hing, turmeric powder, green chilies, red chili powder, amchoor, coriander powder and mix well.
Add okra, salt and mix well, cover and cook on a low flame for 5-10 minutes. Keep stirring in between, so that the okra doesn’t burn.
When the okra is cooked ,sprinkle garam masala and mix gently, Bhindi fry is ready to serve !!!
Tip: Garnish the bhindi with freshly scraped coconut.