Sunday, 27 July 2008

Stuffed Bhindi Curry - Stuffed Okra Curry (Gujarati Stuffed Bhindi in South Indian Curd Curry)



'India' is a land of diverse cultures, religions and communities. There is great diversity in our traditions, manners, habits, tastes and customs. Unity in Diversity has been the distinctive feature of our culture. Keeping our Unity in diversity ethos in mind, I came up with this dish - Gujarati style stuffed Bhindi in South Indian style Curd Curry.
Bhindi is one of my favourite vegetable, and disliked by my hubby. After my marriage, I had stopped eating completely. Every time I go to supermarket and I see Bhindi, my hands reaches out to grab them and the twinkling wedding ring on my hand reminds me my hubby's dislike towards this vegetable. Seeing my craving towards this vegetable, my loving hubby agreed to eat bhindi if they are prepared really well. My mission was to make him like this vegetable, here I come up with this dish amalgamating cooking style of two different regions of India. Here west meets south. 'Mile sur mera tumhara, toh sur bane hamara' - lets enjoy this Jugalbandi and stay united :)
This is my entry for Sri's Curry Mela



Ingredients:
For stuffing
1/4 Cup of Besan (Bengal gram flour)
1 Teaspoon of Red chilly powder
1 Teaspoon of Turmeric powder
1 Teaspoon of Coriander-cumin powder
1 Teaspoon of Oil
Salt to taste

For Curry
50g. Bhindi / Okra
1 Medium sized chopped Onions
1 Tablespoon of Urad dal
1 Tablespoon of Chana dal
2 Teaspoon of Mustard seeds
1 Teaspoon of Coriander - Cumin seed powder
1 Teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds
1 Teaspoon of Turmeric powder
3-4 Curry leaves
1/2 Cup of Fresh Coconut
1/2 Cup of Cashewnuts
4 Garlic cloves
1 Small piece of Ginger
2 Red whole Red chillies
1 Cup of Curd (Yoghurt)
Salt to taste
Oil

Method:
1. Wash and clean the Bhindis, cut the top and end of the bhindis. Slit the bhindis in between to fill the stuffing.
2. Now mix all the ingredients for stuffing, stuff the bhindis and keep it aside.
3. Heat a pan with oil, add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. Once the seeds starts spluttering add the stuffed bhindis and add a pinch of salt so that bhindi gets cooked with water realised from the bhindi. Coven the pan so that bhindi gets cooked fast. Once the stuffed bhindis are cooked keep aside.
3. For curry, blend coconut, ginger, garlic and cashewnuts together in a blender and make a smooth paste.
4. Heat the pan, add oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal. Once seeds starts spluttering add curry leaves, whole red chillies and onions. Saute the Onions till they are light brown in colour
5. Add the coconut and cashewnut paste and cook for few minutes.
6. Add beaten curd and cook on a low flame, add water if required
6. Add stuffed bhindis and salt and let it simmer on a low flame for few minutes.
Serve Stuffed Bhindi Curry jugalbandi with rotis or parathas



17 comments:

srikars kitchen 28 July 2008 at 00:06  

wow... looks yummy and delicious... nice entry...

Suma Rajesh 28 July 2008 at 05:38  

baapre..this looks awesome...i never tryed adding curd...nice click with roti..

rekhas kitchen 28 July 2008 at 06:03  

purva milan acha hai(south Indian& gujarati)why not good experment and curry looks delicious

Myviews 28 July 2008 at 06:41  

Wow!as rekha said it is a gud experiment.It looks so delicious and yummy...

Sireesha 28 July 2008 at 07:22  

WOW....Curry looks awesome and splendid..Never tried adding curd..I bookmarked it....

notyet100 28 July 2008 at 10:58  

hi purva nice intro,..and the combi looks good,..i am sure ur hubby must have like a lotz,..have passed the magic lamp,..award and done the meme,..do drop in at my tshirt blog hve published secon series for stem event...when free,..ceeya hppy bloggin,..

Lubna Karim 28 July 2008 at 15:32  

Gujrati food is always rich with spices and aroma. This recipe looks delicious.

notyet100 28 July 2008 at 17:03  

KNOCK,.KNOCK..WHTS IN UR DAAWAT TODAY?

Sujatha 28 July 2008 at 18:30  

Oh that looks divine! Gujarai dishes are my all time favorites.. Bookmarked:)

Shreya 28 July 2008 at 18:34  

I LOVE this!! SO yummy and bhindi is just my fav veg.. awesome recipe:-) lovely theme of integration!

Madhavi 28 July 2008 at 19:01  

mast lage chhe bhinda curry, mane to hamnaj khavanu man thai gayu :))) Great post!!!

Vaidehi 28 July 2008 at 21:21  

delicious recipe.. thanks

Priti 29 July 2008 at 05:38  

Stuffed bindi looks so yummy and very nice pic. Check my blog, tagged U

Purva Desai 29 July 2008 at 13:36  

Thank u all for appreciating the new experiment in the kitchen.
Lubna!
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Priti!
Thanks for tagging me :)

Sia 29 July 2008 at 14:00  

that bhindi curry sure looks delicous and i bet ur hubby is a convert now:)

Priti 29 July 2008 at 16:13  

Ya Purva now remember reading your tag :) but it's okie...kisko to pass karna hi tha ;) and may I know from whom you heard am not well??
Thanks for asking dear..I'm getting back to normal..

Srivalli 13 September 2008 at 09:13  

Okra looks so yummy purva..am sure your hubby now eats okra without fuss..:)..thanks for all your lovely entries

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