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Bhindi Besan Fry

7 Mar

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Bhindi Besan Fry.

Lady’s finger is chopped and fried in oil along with spices. A fresh spice and flour mixture is prepared with besan and rice flour. The mixture is then fried along with bhendi till fluffy. Serve bhendi besan fry with steamed rice or with roti.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Bhindi Besan Fry.

Ingredients:

Lady’s Finger 20 app.
Besan / Gram Flour 2 Tbsps
Rice Flour 1 Tbsp
Grated Raw Mango 2 Tbsps
Onion 1 Small
Garam Masala a big Pinch
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to Taste
Oil 1 Tbsp

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Wash and pat dry lady’s finger.
Remove ends and chop lady’s finger into half inch pieces.
Peel and finely chop the onion.
In a mixing bowl, mix together besan, rice flour, grated raw mango, chopped onion, red chili powder, garam masala powder, salt and oil.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped bhendi.
Fry on medium flame till bhendi turns little soft and starts to brown around the edges.
Stir in besan mixture and fry on low flame for around 10 minutes.
Stir frequently and once the besan mixture is non sticky, remove from heat.
Serve bhendi besan fry with steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure bhendi is fried well along with the besan mixture before removing from heat.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chili powder.
Variations: You can also finely chopped green chiles to the besan mixture if you wish.
Other Names: Bhindi Besan Fry.