Bhindi-Peanuts cooked in Yogurt

I have been too lazy to take my camera in hand and click the pics of the dishes I cook!!! Ohh really… I haven’t had touched it since a week or so :P But it was the right time yesterday… Last week, I didn’t get fresh bhindi of good quality in store/market and so I again brought home a pack of frozen bhindi! It’s always good to have something than nothing ;)
Well, I was planning to make the routine bhindi subzi only but then suddenly I recalled that Pari had posted a new variety a few weeks back… Explored her space and found out this one! It was a combination I never tried before… Bhindi with Peanuts, cooked in yogurt gravy! I made dahi bhindi quite a few times but never added peanuts in any gravy so far. And that was the right time… I made it and then immediately tasted it. The taste was super-yum… And hubby too loved it! So super-hit for me <3
And many thanks to Pari… Her recipe made me click some pics last evening :P

Recipe Source: http://www.cookingoodfood.com/2014/06/okra-curry-with-yogurt-and-roasted.html

bhindi with peanuts

INGREDIENTS:

5 tbsp oil
2-3 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
500 gms Bhindi, cut into 1″ pieces
salt, to taste
1 tsp Lemon Juice
2 tsp Red Chilly Powder (I eliminated green chillies here)
3 tsp cumin powder
1 cup Crushed Peanuts, roasted
3/4 cup Yogurt

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

  1. Wash and trim bhindi and cut them into 1″ pieces. Or thaw if frozen.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds into it.
  3. Once it crackles, add turmeric powder and then bhindi cuts in pan. Keep the flame high and add salt, lemon juice in to it.
  4. Mix everything well and cook it for around 5-6 mins and then add crushed peanuts along with all the spices.
  5. Take it off the flame and add yogurt into it and stir for a while.
  6. Back on the heat and cook for around 7-8 mins.
  7. Serve hot with phulka roti!!!

SJ’s Notes:

  • I eliminated green chillies from the original recipe.
  • And also, I didn’t add water in here for 2 reasons:
    • I used frozen okra so it already had some amount of water after thawing process.
    • Wanted to keep it dry as I had another gravy for dinner!
  • Pari gave a wonderful tip of adding a few drops of lemon juice prevents stickiness in bhindi.
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