Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bendakaya Masala/ Bhindi Masala(Andhra Style)

This is one more tasty curry of Bhindi.....this is little different from North Indian Bhindi Masala....it's totally infused with Andhra flavours....it's an age old recipe from my grand mother, I cook Bendakaya Pulusu/Bhindi In tamarind sauce and Bendakaya Vepudu/Bhindi fry, these two curries only go with rice, but this curry will go well with both rice and roti.....when I was young, I'm not much into this, as it is not as crunchy as Bhindi Fry.....now I simply love this curry.......tastes do change as we grow(he..he..as we cook!!!).


Ingredients:
  • 1lb.Bendakaya/bhindi(cleaned, cut in 1''pieces).

To Grind:

  • 2tsp.shredded coconut, 1/2tsp.dhania powder, 1tsp.red chilli powder, 1/4tsp.jeera, 1/4 medium onion. Grind all these ingredients to a coarse paste by adding little water(onion should be very coarse, not smooth paste).

Seasoning:

  • 4tsp.oil, 1/2tsp.mustard and jeera each, 1spring curry leaves.

Method:

  • Heat oil in a pan, once it's hot add mustard and jeera, once they start to splutter, add curry leaves, bhindi pieces, turmeric, mix well, cover and cook on medium heat, cook covered till little soft, now remove the lid, add salt and continue frying on medium heat until bhindi is totally cooked and crunchy, now add the ground paste to bhindi pieces, mix well, increase the flame to medium high, stir continiously to avoid sticking at the bottom(coconut has the tendency of sticking fast)and cook till the raw smell of the paste is gone and the masala is totally dry and well coated to bhindis........serve it with steamed rice or roties.

Tip: Salt should not be added in the starting, as salt leaves water and makes bhindi soggy and gooey, so it's better to add once the bindi is 1/4done.

24 yummies:

Viki's Kitchen said...

Most of my friends are from Andhra . Like the way you add the spices. okra masala looks so delicious. Must to try soon.

Happy cook said...

Okra was never my favourite vegg, but made like this it looks delish.

priya said...

bindhi masala looks spicy and yummy...love to have it this way!..thx for sharing!

Malar Gandhi said...

Bhindi masala sounds delicious, all I need is, yogurts rice to with it:) awesome click, dear.

Padma said...

Okra masala looks spicy and delicious...

Cham said...

I adore Andra style food, looks tasty!

SE(Denufood) said...

looks wonderful...one of my favorites too..but wasn't when i was a kid...tastes do change!!

Latha said...

Looks yumm, new version to me ...will try it soon,thnx for sharing.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Prasu
I love vindi in any form, including raw ones. I am going to make it. Need to get some Rasampatti chili and make it very hot :-)

Gulmohar said...

I like is bhindi masala...yummy yumm..:-)

Anupama said...

The bindi looks so crispy yet blends well with the masala... super good...

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

i too made an okra dish today..yours looks very yummy and delicious!!!

Vrinda said...

Never tried okra this way..looks yummm

Priya said...

Love anything with okra....delicious side dish..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks absolutely fantastic, one of my favorite veggie.

Nandini said...

Like the spices in okra masala! Very tasty side dish dear!

Sushma Mallya said...

looks delicious prasu...nice recipe too

Pavithra said...

Wow I love okra in any for this looks so yummy and love it so much.. love this method... i have bookmarked it too..

AshKuku said...

Love bindi masala with roti.... I hate it, if it is slimy & raw even after it is cooked.... It has to come down both in sliminess & texture, only then I love this veggie... Like it's very shy... ;-)

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Rohini said...

Anything with Okra...!! Love this curry version.. :)

Vidya Rao said...

Nice masala..great ingredientrs..Bhindi, my hub's fav!

Tina said...

Bhindi masala sounds yummyyyyyy.

aquadaze said...

love andhra cuisine, this looks super spicy and delish!!

my kitchen said...

Looks so yummy,Must try

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