Ladies finger is such a chef friendly vegetable I must say. Because anything made with it becomes a special menu of the day. Its so tasty and blends with everything perfectly and fetches a lot of praise from all.
Bindi Masala fry was introduced to me by a restaurant called Bhimas which is located in Tirupathi - Andhra Pradesh(India). Since then we have always liked to call it Bhimas curry :).
Ladies Finger - 1/4 kg
Tomato - 1 large
Oil - to fry
Onion - 1
Garlic - 6 pods
Red Chillies - 3
Coconut (scrapped) - 1 tbsp
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Salt - for taste
Dice ladies finger into slightly long pieces and deep fry it in oil and keep it aside. Do not make it crisp, let it be half fried and soft.
Now grind onion, red chillies, coconut, ginger, garlic and salt together finely and keep this aside too.
Take a pan and crackle mustard seeds and curry leaves. Now add finely chopped tomato to it and fry for a while. Now add the ground mixture to it and fry until you feel no more of raw smell comes but starts getting a lovely aroma. Once this is done add the fried ladies finger and saute for a while. Don't worry if the gravy portion does not stick entirely to the ladies finger, that how it is suppose to be. Bindi masala fry is ready to eat.
It goes super good with curd rice. :) Happy eating :)
Written by: Nithya
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