Bhindi Ka Salan

Okra has always been my favorite vegetable. Most of them do not like Okra  because of it's stickiness. But there is a small technique,  just add little lime juice to the curry  and the stickiness will be disappeared.  Today we are starting with 4th week of BM 65 and my theme for the week is cooking " One Vegetable in Different ways". For next 3 days I will be posting Okra / Bhindi  recipes. 

For day 1 am here with sweet and  sour gravy dish called Bhindi Ka Salan. You might have heard about Hyderabad famous dish Mirchi Ka Salan.  Its the same gravy as in Mirchi Ka salan but we will be adding Okra instead of Mirchi.  Source of this recipe is Here goes the recipe.....


Bhindi / Okra / Bendakaya  15
Peanuts 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds 1 tbsp
Dry coconut powder 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Fenugreek seeds 1/4 spoon
Tamarind juice 1/2 cup
Jaggery 1  spoon
Ginger garlic paste 1/2 spoon
Chopped onions 1/2 cup
Green chili 2
Curry leaves 4
Coriander powder 3/4 spoon
Cumin powder 3/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Oil 1/2 cup
Chopped Cilantro 1/4 cup


Dry roast peanuts, sesame seeds and coconut powder separately and make it a smooth paste adding water.
In a large pan heat 6 to 7 spoons oil, add mustard seeds.
Once the mustard seeds crackle add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves.
Saute for few seconds and add chopped onion , green chili and ginger garlic paste.
Cook till raw smell disappears.
Now add the peanut, sesame and coconut paste, chili powder, cumin powder and coriander powder.
Cover with lid and cook for 30 minutes on low flame.
Meanwhile wash and pat dry the okra and cut head and tail part. 
Now slit each okra and shallow fry for 7 - 8 minutes.( Do not burn the okra)
Remove the lid give it a stir and add tamarind juice and jaggery
Mix it again and cook for another 10 minutes covering with lid.
Remove lid and add fried okra and give it a stir.
Cook further for 4 - 5 minutes and switch off flame.
Garnish with chopped cilantro.
Serve with any Indian Bread or Rice Dishes.

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MySpicyKitchen said...

Bhendi Ka salan is new to me. Looks rich creamy and delicious!!

Sarita said...

Bhindi ka Salan new to me.. Looks much flavorful and yummy Sushma.

Archana Vivek said...

Looks very nice. Nice idea to use Bhindi. I should try this

Sowmya :) said...

I usually don't do gravy dishes with bhindi but this one looks very tempting! said...

never made a gravy dish with bhindi...must try this

Pavani said...

Wow what a yummy looking dish Sushma. Okra in salan gravy is totally new to me --would love to try this sometime. Bookmarked!!

vaishali sabnani said...

Bhindi ka salan looks delicious..nice choice.

Priya Suresh said...

Wow, rich looking bhindi ka salan, lipsmacking here.

Srivalli said...

Never made a salan with bhindi..good one..