Bhindi or okhra or ladyfinger as we all know is one vegetable which is loved by everyone. You can enjoy this vegetable alone or mix it with other veggies of your choice. Though it doesn’t go very well with everything and anything, but here are a few recipes which you can try.
Bhindi Paneer Masala– Heat little oil in pan and saute chopped bhindi with some salt. Once its cooked transfer it to a plate. In a grinder take some tomatoes, ginger, garlic, green chilli and churn them into a paste. Now heat oil in pan and add jeera, hing, coriander powder, haldi and a cinnamon stick. Roast for few seconds and add the tomato paste into these spices. Roast nicely and once done add the paneer cubes and cooked bhindi to this mix along with some salt and garam masala. Roast for few minutes and switch off the flame. You can add a bit of fresh malai or cream at this point to make this dish little rich and creamy.
Aloo Bhindi– Bhindi is also relished with aloo or potatoes. Together they make a mouth watering dish. Simply cut potatoes in cubes and saute them in pan along with some salt. Once cooked take them out in a plate. Similarly saute bhindi and remove in a plate. Now heat some oil in pan and add cumin seeds, hing, onion garlic paste and finely chopped onions. Once onions become translucent add chopped tomatoes or tomato puree along with dry masala’s like turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt, and chili powder. Roast nicely, once done add cooked vegetables and saute for one or two more minutes. Sprinkle lemon juice and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
Bhindi gajar– This is an another mouthwatering recipe where you can mix carrot and ladyfinger together. Saute them separately with some oil and salt and take them out in a plate. Prepare onion tomato masala like we did for the other two recipes and add these cooked veggies to this masala.
Bhindi baingan aloo– You can also mix baingan with bhindi and aloo. Again fry all the veggies separately before giving them a final toss in the tomato onion masala.
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