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Bhindi or Okra or Lady-finger is a green vegetable that is rich in nutrients.it is said having okra in your diet increases the immune system also lower’s the cholesterol and manages your diabetes.

My children loves eating bhindi ki bhaji,and is often prepared in our kitchen.But many of our houses prepared it in a dry form with just fried onions and chillies.Here we are cooking the bhindi in gravy form and mind it tastes fab.We are preparing it in restaurant style,called as Bhindi Punjabi.It has that hotel like taste and has a thick gravy like that we have for the Punjabi style dishes.So lets start with the recipe.



BHINDI PUNJABI MASALA |RESTAURANT STYLE BHINDI MASALA



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course : main course
cuisine : north indian,punjabi
prep : 15 minutes
cook : 20 minutes
total : 35 minutes
servings : 4
author : suchita pradeep



INGREDIENTS :

  • 200 gms lady finger/okra/bhindi
  • 2 medium sized onion paste
  • 2 small sized tomatoe paste
  • 7-8 garlic cloves
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powder/dhana powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Oil for cooking


METHOD :

  • First chop the bhindi/lady finger’s in 1 OR 1 1/2 inches pieces.
  • Grind the onion and tomatoes into a fine paste.
  • Also grind the garlic and ginger into a fine paste.
  • In a same pan add oil and after it gets heated add the chopped lady fingers/bhindi to the oil.
  • Saute the bhindi’s till they are almost(90%) cooked and their colour turns lightly brown from outside.
  • Remove the bhindi from the pan and keep aside.
  • In the same pan add oil.
  • When the oil gets heated add the onion paste and saute it till the paste turns golden brown.
  • Now add the tomato paste and mix well.
  • Once the tomato paste gets cooked add ginger-garlic paste and again give a nice mix.
  • Add chilli powder,garam masala,coriander powder and haldi to the pan.
  • Add sugar to the paste.(sugar is optional but its addition balances the sour taste of tomatoes and adds a flavour to the gravy.)
  • Also add salt to the paste s per your taste.
  • Give it a nice mix and cook till the paste releases oil.
  • Now add fresh cream to the paste and saute nicely.
  • Add water to the paste.
  • Let the gravy get cooked properly
  • Add the sauted bhindi/lady finger’s to the paste.
  • Give it a nice mix.
  • Stir the curry and then add the chopped coriander leaves to it.
  • The curry should not be too thin.Keep it slight thicker.
  • Cook the bhindi’s in the gravy on medium flame.
  • See that the bhindi’s do not get over cooked in the gravy.
  • The consistency of the curry should be semi thick.
  • Your Bhindi Punjabi Masala is ready to eat.
  • Serve it hot with roti’s/chapati’s/steamed rice.

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NOTE :

  • Cut the bhindi’s in 1 to 1 ½ inch pieces.
  • Adding fresh cream to the curry makes the texture of the curry smoother.
  • Adding sugar to the curry balances the sour taste of tomatoes.Addition of sugar is optional.
  • Do not add too much of water to the gravy because it may make the bhindi’s too much mushy.
  • See that the consistency of the curry is semi-thick i.e. not too watery nor too thick also.
  • Do not over cook the curry.


STEP BY STEP METHOD OF PREPARING BHINDI PUNJABI MASALA | RESTAURANT STYLE BHINDI MASALA



  • First chop the bhindi/lady finger’s in 1 OR 1 1/2 inches pieces.
  • Grind the onion and tomatoes into a fine paste.
  • Also grind the garlic and ginger into a fine paste.
  • In a same pan add oil and after it gets heated add the chopped lady fingers/bhindi to the oil.VideoToPhoto 636832555715388309.png
  • Saute the bhindi’s till they are almost(90%) cooked and their colour turns lightly brown from outside.VideoToPhoto 636832555907307199.png
  • Remove the bhindi from the pan and keep aside.VideoToPhoto 636832556047432870.png
  • In the same pan add oil.
  • When the oil gets heated add the onion paste and saute it till the paste turns golden brown.IMG_20190106_133531.jpg
  • Now add the tomato paste and mix well.IMG_20190106_133824.jpg
  • Once the tomato paste gets cooked add ginger-garlic paste and again give a nice mix.IMG_20190106_134119.jpg
  • Add chilli powder,garam masala,coriander powder and haldi to the pan.
  • Add sugar to the paste.(sugar is optional but its addition balances the sour taste of tomatoes and adds a flavour to the gravy.)VideoToPhoto 636832556606380751.png
  • Also add salt to the paste s per your taste.
  • Give it a nice mix.
  • Cook till the paste releases oil.

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  • Now add fresh cream to the paste and saute nicely.VideoToPhoto 636832556727265702.png
  • Give it a nice mix.VideoToPhoto 636832556829152954.png
  • Add water to the paste.
  • The curry should not be too thin.Keep it slight thicker.GVideoToPhoto 636832556880966836.png
  • Let the gravy get cooked properly.VideoToPhoto 636832556936827186.png
  • Add the sauted bhindi/lady finger’s to the paste.videotophoto 636832556991578468
  • Give it a nice mix.videotophoto 636832557128289456
  • Stir the curry and then add the chopped coriander leaves to it.VideoToPhoto 636832557063048670.png
  • Cook the bhindi’s in the gravy on medium flame.
  • See that the bhindi’s do not get over cooked in the gravy.VideoToPhoto 636832557479755097.png
  • The consistency of the curry should be semi thick.
  • Your Bhindi Punjabi Masala is ready to eat.
  • Serve it hot with roti’s/chapati’s/steamed rice.img_20190106_140430

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