Okra aka bhindi is low on saturated fat and high on protein, iron and zinc! Considering that Okra is a nutritional powerhouse, it should be a part of your regular diet. Here is an interesting recipe to grow your love for it!
500 gm lady fingers (bhindi)
1 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1/2 tsp dry mango powder (amchoor)
1/2 tsp garam masala
3/4 tsp salt, or to taste
2 big tomatoes – chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp fennel (saunf)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds (rai)
1/2 tsp onion seeds (kalonji)
1.Wash bhindi and wipe dry. Cut the bhindi lengthwise from the middle making 2 pieces from each bhindi.
2.Keep bhindi in a dish. Sprinkle 2 tbsp oil on it. Mix well. Put them in the oven on combination mode (micro+grill) for 15 minutes or till cooked & crisp. Keep aside.
3.In the separate small dish put 2 tbsp oil & achari spices. Microwave for 3 minutes.
4.To the bhindi, add achari spices, dry masala powders, salt, ginger paste, tomatoes and lemon juice. Mix very well. Microwave for 4 minutes.