"Busy" is the word at my abode. The everyday activities have doubled. My kitchen adventures are restricted to simple and quick recipes. Rohan is three but that does not stop the school from involving him and the other toddlers in bucketful of activities. August is a month of religious functions and festivals and the school is making sure the toddlers are dressed according to the religious days. Oh that reminds me, our local rent-a-costume dealer is making loads of MONEY this month. Hmm....okay...here is a simple okra recipe that goes great with rotis or chapatis. Quick to make as well.
Bhindi Masala is a simple to make and a spicy side dish that goes well with rotis or chapatis. I add a tomato paste that is premade and stored in the fridge. It decreases the cooking time.
For 2 people, preparation time: 15 minutes, cooking time: 20 minutes
- Bhindi (okra) washed, dried, and cut an inch lengthwise.
- Onion 1, chopped lengthwise
- Tomato 2, diced
- some garlic cloves
- an inch of ginger
- some jaggery (optional)
- Red chilli powder, 1 tsp
- Turmeric powder, 1 tsp
- Coriander powder, 1/2 tsp
- Kitchen King Masala (or garam masala), 1 tsp
- Coriander leaves, chopped finely
- Make the tomato paste by grinding the tomatoes, garlic, ginger in a grinder. Add some water. Keep aside.
- In a pan, add some oil. When the oil heats, add the chopped onions.
- When the onions turn pink, add the tomato paste. Mix well.
- Now add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and kitchen king masala. Mix well.
- Add the salt and the jaggery(optional). Mix well.
- When the mixture lets oil, add the bhindi pieces. Mix well.
- Cook this till the bhindi turns tender.
- Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rotis or chapatis. It goes good with wraps too for a lunch box snack.