Bhindi Fry

(Okra pan fried with onion and spices)

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Prep Time: 5-10 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins

Serves: 3-4

15-20 tender Bhindi/Okra, washed, towel dried and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 small Onion, finely chopped
1 large Tomato, finely chopped (Optional but recommended)
1-2 green chillies, slit (adjust acc to taste)
3-4 Garlic flakes, finely chopped
½ inch Ginger, finely chopped
½ tsp Turmeric
½-1 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Amchur/Dry Mango Powder or 1-2 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
½ tsp Sugar (Optional)
1 tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
1 tbsp + 1 tsp Oil
1 tbsp Coriander Leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and add okra/bhindi to it. Sauté them on high to medium flame continuously till the sliminess is reduced and they start to brown. It should take around 5-8 minutes in total.
In another pan heat 1 tsp of oil and add cumin seeds to it. When they sizzle, add finely chopped onion. Sauté the onion till it turns translucent.
Now add slit green chilli, finely chopped garlic and ginger and sauté till onion turns golden brown in colour.
Mix in garam masala and turmeric powder and sauté for another minute till you get nice aroma of spices.
Add finely chopped tomatoes, sugar if using and cook on a medium flame for about a minute or two. I like the tomatoes little undercooked. If you prefer, you can cook for little longer till the tomato releases its juice and becomes pulpy.
Mix in amchur or lime juice, fried okra, and salt to taste and keep stirring for another 3-5 minutes till all the flavours blend well.
Serve this garnished with fresh coriander leaves and enjoy with chapatti or rice.

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  Labels: Okra(Ladies Finger), Onions, Subjis, Tomato