Vaghaarela Bhindaa (Fried Okra)

 

6 tablespoon tel (oil)

1 suku marchu (whole, dried pepper)

teaspoon methi (fenugreek) seeds

1/8 teaspoon hing (asafetida)

 

20 okras, washed, pat-dried, ends trimmed & cut to thick slices

teaspoon mithu (salt)

teaspoon hardar (turmeric)

 

teaspoon marchu (cayenne pepper)

1 teaspoon dhaanaa jiru (powdered coriander & cumin seeds)

 

1                     Heat oil with whole dried pepper, fenugreek seeds & asafetida. Wait till the seeds start crackling.

2                     Add okra, salt and turmeric. Mix well and lower heat. Cook for 20 minutes.

3                     Add cayenne pepper and coriander-cumin. Mix well and cook for 2 more minutes.

4                     Serve with fresh rotli & plain yogurt.