Monday, January 08, 2007
Karari Bhendi ( Ladyfinger Coated With Spiced Gram Flour )
Ladyfinger ( Bhendi ) : 250 gm; Onion ( small ) : 1 no;
Green Chilli : 1 no; Kokum( Cocum ) : 2 no; Besan ( Gram Flour ) : 3-4 Tb;
Red Chilli Powder : 1 tsp; Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp;
Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 tsp; Chaat Masala : 1/2 tsp;
Coriander-Cumin Powder : 1 tsp; Oil : As Required; Salt to taste
Cut the tops and ends off of the ladyfinger. Then cut it length-wise in half and then cut each part in half again; so you get four equal parts. Now heat oil, add onion and chilli ( chopped finely ) and saute till light brown. Now add the kokum and saute. Now add the ladyfinger and salt to taste and saute for 30 seconds and then cover and cook till done.
Mix together besan, the masala powders and a little salt. When the ladyfingers are cooked, add this mix and saute till the besan is cooked and the raw smell of besan is gone. Serve hot with rice or roti.