Wednesday, March 25, 2009

TOMATO BHINDI MASALA

Tomato bhindi is a very special curry for me. Its special because I learned it from my beloved uncle. Hez an excellent cook and all his recipe are just unbeatable and among them is his spicy sambhar that I could not ever forget the taste. Once when I visited my uncle's place very long back, he came up with this tomato bhindi masala which was just irresistibly delicious. In this I have added 2 extra ingredients nothing but garlic and garam masala. Its because he is not very fond of these 2 items and so its an optional ingredient that may or may not be added. It is a versatile and can be had as it is or as a side with chappathi or rice specially with curd rice.


INGREDIENTS

1/2 kg Bhindi

1 large Tomato.
3 Cloves Garlic.

2 tsp Chilli powder.

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder.

2 tbsp Coriander powder.

1 tsp Garam masala.

1 tsp Jeera.

Coriander leaves for garnish.

2 tsp Oil.

Salt to taste.

METHOD.

Wash the bindhi abd whip up dry with a kitchen tissue. Cut those into long piece.

In a pan heat oil. Add the bhindi's with salt and fry them till it becomes slight brown or well cooked. (Do not add any water). This process can be done also in microwave. Just micro till the bhindies are tender. Keep it a side.

Heat oil in a pan. Add jeera and garlic. Fry them for a while. Add tomatoes with salt and cover them with a lid for about 5 min. Thus tomatoes becomes tender and release its juice which helps to form a nice thick gravy too. Add the chilli pd, turmeric pd, garam masala, and coriander pd and stir.

Then add the fried bhindi and mix well. If need more gravy add some water.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve them hot.



Enjoy!!

36 comments:

Asha said...

I make this similarly too except garlic. Looks delicious Suma, great with chapatis too. Love the photo!:)

Cham said...

I don't add garam masala and garlic. Mine is simple plain with tom, onion! Very delicous looking did u serve with curd rice? Slurp!

meeso said...

Looks so delicious, I love your presentation in the last picture!

Happy cook said...

I love the last pic looks so inviting. The plate is saying grab and eat me :-)

Madhumathi said...

I love bhindi masala..Nice recipe ..You have presented it very creatively :)

notyet100 said...

lovely click suma,..:-)

Priya said...

SOmetime i do add garam masala to my bhindi curry, but never thought to prepare with tomatoes..excellent..lovely presentation..

DEESHA said...

thatz always a classic .. looks gorgeous

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely okra curry..mmmm yummy

Poornima Nair said...

I too make it like this often,,,looks delicious.

Jaishree said...

I too make this often without garlic & garam masala. Looks delicious.Nice click.

Valarmathi said...

i always make fry with bhindi, never thought of adding tomatoes. Nicely presented.

Vani said...

Sounds like a yummy dish, Suma! Liked your mosaranna too :)

Pooja said...

looking delicious suma...

Suma Rajesh said...

Thanks everyone..never expected this much soo soon..

Laavanya said...

That looks yummy & you are right, must be heavenly with curd rice.

srikars kitchen said...

Looks yummy & delicious.. nice entry suma...

Madhavi said...

Never tried bhindi with tomato, look delicious and must try recipe!!!

Uma said...

looks so good Suma! Yummy. Beautiful presentation.

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Looks delicious. I also make the same way but minus garam masala.

Purva Desai said...

Nice click, Bhindi is my weakness....they look really tempting

Ann said...

Great clicks...we make it often too..minus garlics..yummy and simple

Curry Leaf said...

Love love the masala.I make without adding garlic and garam masala.Will surely try ths.This is great with rotis .Love the step wise pics.Too mouthwatering.

Usha said...

I make mine similarly without the garlic and garam masala. Looks yum and delicious !

Varsha Vipins said...

Adipoli..great combo with curd rice..;)

A_and_N said...

Never tried bhindi with tomato! Looks great :)

Vandana Rajesh said...

The tomato bhindi looks wonderful suma. I can't wait to have it with curd rice.

Sia said...

suma, that looks incredibly delicious. i am goona try this soon.

wishing u and ur loved ones a very happy Ugadi :)

Suma Rajesh said...

Thanks all..and wishing u all a very happy ugadi..

Anonymous said...

hello suma,

your blog is growing faster than i can manage to keep track off. keep it up..

and thanks for the first comment! i haven't really showed that to anyone yet :)

i am at the stop-over now and killing time. will reach home sat noon.

-anil

Suma Rajesh said...

Hey Anil,
Thanks..U have showed ur another talent through blogging, so just be an open book..btw have a safe trip and enjoy...counting days to meet junior :)

raaji said...

Hi suma,
how are u doing???
nice to see u after a long time....
been thr all ur previous missed recipes....
Even i make the pepper eggs not with te whole but with slices....
Bhindi is my favorite esp when cooked with tomato

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~PrIncEsS nUcHu~ said...

Hey Suma..

Yesterday on a random choice I visited ur blog

How Lucky I am to visit ur blog..

I made this dish last nite..It was so delicious... *Mmmmmmmmm.. Slurp*

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