We all crave to eat in restaurant once in a while and wish to make similar food at home. Whenever I like any dish I try to understand the flavors and ingredients gone into it and surely do some ‘Mind Cooking’ and then try making it at home. Many a times I am successful and sometimes I am not.
I had bhindi do pyaaza long time back in a restaurant and I loved it, now this was ages back but that flavor surely had set somewhere in my mind. Recently, I did some mind cooking with this preparation and then tried it in my kitchen and was quite happy with the end result. I was surely very close to what I had liked so thought of sharing it with all of you.
Bhindi or Lady’s Finger/Okra is a vegetable liked by many and this used to be my favorite vegetable during childhood days. During summer holidays when I used to visit my grandmother, she used to pluck fresh Okra from her garden everyday and cook it for me. Over a period of time I tried many other vegetables but Okra surely has a special place in my heart for all the fond memories associated with it.
So this recipe is surely an attraction for all Okra/Bhindi and spice lovers . As far as Do Pyaaza is concerned, Pyaaz means onion, so when the onion is used in a double quantity than normal it is called Do Pyaaza. So, bhindi do pyaaza is a version of Okra with lots of onions…
5 cups sliced okra
3 large onions sliced
1 small tomato
1/2-3/4 cup yogurt
3 green chilies chopped
2 tbsp poppy seed paste
3 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
a mix of ghee and oil for cooking
salt to taste
1 tsp kashmiri mirch
1/2 tsp lal mirch
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
2 tbsp coriander pwd
1 tsp cumin pwd
1 tsp tandoori masala
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2tsp amchoor pwd
1/2 tsp anardana pwd
Heat oil and add ginger- garlic paste, saute it till the raw smell disappears.
Add the sliced onions and green chilies and saute till the onions get a light brownish color.
Add the sliced okra and salt to taste, cook till half done.
In the curds mix all spices.
Mix the spiced curds in the half done Okra. Keep the flame low.
Mix the poppy paste and cook the okra completely.
Add sliced tomatoes and mix thoroughly.
Serve hot with Ajwain paratha or Naan.
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