Thursday, January 3, 2013

Okra/bhindi with roasted peanuts and sesame seeds

Here's a delicious way to prepare okra/bhindi with roasted and coarsely powdered peanuts and sesame seeds.



250 grams okra (sliced lengthwise)
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 tablespoons coriander and cumin powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
2 teaspoons chilli powder
2 teaspoons dry mango powder (amchur)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
2 heaped tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon besan
chopped cilantro for garnish
salt to taste


Roast the besan (chickpea flour) and grind the peanuts and roasted sesame seeds coarsely and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and drop the mustard seeds, once they start popping add the cumin seeds and asafoetida. Quickly slide in the sliced okra and stir. Keep stirring till the okra is not sticky anymore. This can take about 5-7 minutes. Now add the dry masalas and salt (turmeric, garam masala, red chili powder, dry mango powder, coriander and cumin powder). Sprinkle the roasted besan, sugar, ground peanuts and sesame seeds and mix well. It should coat the okra slices. If it looks too dry sprinkle a few drops of water. Cover and let it cook on low heat for 3-4 minutes. Just before serving garnish with cilantro leaves.


1 comment:

  1. Am loving this fabulous stir fry,super nutty and droolworthy.