31 October 2016

Bhindi ka salan - A special tangy Okra/lady's finger recipe


The main reason why I love bhindi a.k.a Lady'sfinger is that couple of years back ,I saved a few seeds from some mature lady's finger pods and they have been sooo loyal to me that year after year,all I have to do is put a nice foundation of soil and hide these seeds inside it and after a few days ,lo & behold - they break apart the soil and sprout back into life as if they were desperate enough to see me :D.

After a month or two they grow continuously and vigorously into beautiful yellow sunny flowers like a gift as if they are extremely happy to see me :P and then then thenn....they go green..and give me the fruit of my love and labor ...as fully grown lady'sfinger as if they wanted to be a part of me lol ..(Poor Jokes apart )....

However,if I ignored them,didn't take time to pick them on time ,they get sooo angry and mature and rough and tough that they are of no use...they become useless ..Out of service !


So,that's a special relationship I share with these green-y lady'sfinger ...they are special like that..enriching my vegetable garden ,my cooking and health....(I am so proud of them that I mention their presence at my home's backyard without a miss in every blog post related to okra :D )

So,beacuse of their graciousness and abundance in fresh produce , I am always in search of bhindi recipes .These are some lady'sfinger recipes Indian style that made it to my blog so far :
  1. Vendakka mezhukkupuratti/Okra stir fry in Kerala style
  2. Masaledaar Bhindi/Okra stir fry in Andhra style
  3. Achari Bhindi - Special Lady'finger stir fry in pickle flavor
 And today I am gonna share how to make bhindi ka salan recipe a.k.a a special okra recipe in a tangy curry -little sour little sweet .This Indian style Okra recipe goes really well with boiled rice ,chappathi,appam,idli ,dosa etc....Fingerlicking!

Bhindi ka salan 


Bhindi/Okra/Lady'sfinger - 150gm
Onion,chopped - 1/2 of big size
Tomato,chopped - 1 medium size
Peanut - 1 Tbsp
Sesame Seeds - 1 Tsp
Coconut,slices (You can also use grated or coconut powder instead) - 1 Tsp

Cumin seeds - 1 Tsp
Oil - 3-4 Tbsp
Broken red chillies - 1-2 nos.
Coriander powder - 1 Tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1 Tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 Tsp
Jaggery powder - 1 Tsp
Tamarind - 1 Marble size 
Water - 1 1/4 cup
Salt to taste

Method: Please watch my video that will clearly guide you how to make this Bhindi recipe properly."Seeing is believing !"

You may or may not remove the skin of the peanuts.

I hope you will try this okra curry and fall in love with this lady and ask for those fingers ..I mean Lady's finger :0)) (PJ again !)...