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Bhindi Masala

30 min

6 servings


gemiddelde waardering 4 uit 5, gebaseerd op 2 stemmen, beoordelingen

This recipe is part of 'INDIA: Traditional meal' 


Preparation method

Step 1. Prepare the spice mixture

  • Put the sunflower oil in a large frying pan, heat it and add the cumin seeds. Let it simmer for a while on low heat.

  • Meanwhile, cut the green chili pepper.

  • Add the green chilli and curry leaves to the pan.

  • Chop the onion and add it to the mixture.

  • Finely chop the garlic and add it as well.

  • Possibly a little bit of asafoetida can be added, but if you don't have that (like we do) that's no problem.

Step 2. Prepare the okra

  • Wash the okra carefully (otherwise it will be a bit slimy).

  • Pat the okra dry with kitchen paper.

  • Chop them in circles (remove the head and tail before chopping).

  • Add the okra to the pan and turn the heat to high. Spread the okra well so it doesn't overlap.

  • Add extra sunflower oil if necessary.

  • Finely chop the tomato and add it.

  • Finally, add the chili powder, turmeric (turmeric) and a pinch of salt.

Achchese bhojon kijie! ('Enjoy your meal')
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  • 250 grams of okra (ladies fingers): available at an Asian supermarket, frozen or fresh

  • 1 tomato

  • 1 small onion

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds whole

  • 3 curry leaves

  • 1 tsp asafoetida (optional, because difficult to obtain)

  • 1 green chili pepper

  • 0.5 tsp chili powder

  • 0.5 tsp turmeric (turmeric)

  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil

  • Salt to taste

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