Here’s a new way to present bhindi or okra, a nutritious vegetable to your child. Okra is rich in dietary fibre, potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, calcium, iron, Vitamin B6 and magnesium and hence is essential for a balanced diet.
Ingredients: 250 gm of bhindi, 3 tbsp oil, 1/3 cup of sliced onions, ½ cup chopped tomatoes, 2 green chillies slit, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, ¼ tsp each of turmeric and chilli powders, ½ tsp each of coriander, cumin and aamchur powders, ¼ tsp of garam masala powder, ½ tsp of kasuri methi, 2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped, salt.
1. Clean the bhindis and slice off the crown and tip. Then slit it from the centre and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan and add the onions. Saute till they turn golden.
3. Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell has gone. Add the tomatoes and cook till they are soft and mushy.
4. Add the spice powders and mix well with the paste well. Saute for a couple of minutes and then add the sliced bhindis.
5. Cook on a low flame till the bhindis are done. Sprinkle a little garam masala and kasuri methi and switch off the flame.
6. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.
Ideal as a side dish, Bhindi fry hardly requires any effort when it comes to preparation. So get on with the prepping right now and serve it with rice and dal.