Hi guys finally the issue is resolved and the sight is working at my end. Its funny one fine day you get up deciding come what may I will end up with a complete post today and what you see is an error message. whats even more interesting is that it was working every where else but on my home network. Then you start troubleshooting for hours on phone for no results, ultimately we ended up changing the modem . Anyways its a machine the good part is its all working now.
So coming to this weeks recipe its its chatpati bhindi , this one is really tasty a nice change to the regular bhindi sabzi . The word chatpati might bring images of lots of masala, cutting choping and pre preparations but that’s not the case here and still it lives upto its name. In fact you don’t need to cut and chop much other then the Bhindi itself (Okra). Unlike most of my recipes this one needs deep frying the bhindi (Okra) once in a while that’s OK.
It goes nicely with Chapati and Parantha and if you can’t have your meal with a dry(gravy less) sabzi you may add dal or best is raita. Adding peanuts to the recipe adds a nice crunch to it. Though I think I ended up crushing the peanuts a bit too much, you might want to keep the roasted peanuts a bit chunky. So that’s it friends its quick, its easy and its tasty you have no excuse to not try this chatpati bhindi.
Let’s jump right to the recipe now.
Recipe For Chatpati Bhindi
Bhindi : 400-500 Gms
Roasted Peanuts: 3-4 tbsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Red chili powder-1/4-1/2 tsp (optional)
Dry mango powder- 1 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-for deep frying and 1 tbsp more
1) Wash the bhindi/ okra well and then pat dry with a kitchen towel till its fully dry. This step is important to decrease the slime of okra. Even if you are not deep frying this helps in less slimy bhindi sabzi.
2) Remove the head and end of okras and then slit them into halves
3) Deep fry in medium hot oil till they turn very lightly brown, this should take around 5-7 minutes per batch when doing it in 2 batches.
4) Roughly crush the roasted peanuts, I used the rolling pin for crushing .
5) Heat a Tbsp of oil in a pan add all the dry spices the peanuts add the bhindi in 30 seconds. BE carefull not to burn the spices as dry spices cook very fast.
6) Mix well to ensure all the masala is coated over the bhindi well. As the bhindi has been deep fried it will ooze out some oil helping the masala to coat.
7) Thats it friends try this super quick and tasty bhindi enjoy the crisp and nutty texture and do let me know how did you like it.