Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bhenda Ghashi / Okra tempered with garlic




Bhenda Ghashi / Okra tempered with Garlic

okra gravy and mix well. Simmer for a couple of seconds and turn off the flame.
Serves: 2
Refrigerated: stays up to 2 days

Ingredients:

10 Small okras / lady’s finger
3 Dry red chillies
A fist full fresh coconut pieces/ grated coconut
½ tbsp Tamarind paste
¼ tsp Turmeric powder
4-5 Fenugreek seeds
½ tsp Coriander seeds
Salt to taste
1 tsp oil

Tempering:

2 tsp oil
7-8 Garlic cloves, unpeeled

Method:

In a small skillet put a few drops of oil and roast the red chillies, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds for a few seconds, do not let it burn. Once roasted let it cool.

Meanwhile, slice the wash the okras, wipe them dry, trims the ends and cut them into one inch pieces.

In a Kadhai/vessel heat 1 tsp oil and fry the okra pieces till they are slightly blackened and there is no trace of stickiness. In the same vessel pour water enough to dunk the okra pieces adding a little salt cook them till fork tender. Once done drain the water and the pieces aside.

Next grind the roasted spices along with coconut, tamarind paste, haldi add a little water and make it into a fine paste.

Transfer the ground mixture into the cooking vessel add salt to taste, water to get the gravy as per the consistency you require (don’t make it too watery). Add the cooked okra slices in it and simmer to a boil and then immediately lower the flame.

Prepare the tempering:

In a tempering pan heat about 2 tsps of oil and throw in the garlic cloves and keep frying it till it turns brownish black ( do not over burn them) once this is done pour it over the simmering
Serve the Okra gravy/ghashi with steaming hot rice.

53 comments:

kitchen queen said...

delicious and yummy recipe.

Madhura Manoj said...

Looks delicious.Love to have with rice flour roti.

Parita said...

I would probably faint just by smelling this dish...dont mind but i m allergic to garlic :D but I am sure my roommate would love this as she loves okra and garlic both :)

simply.food said...

Okra gravy sound rich nad creamy and delicious.

Priya said...

Wow Suparna, such a beautiful dish, thanks for sharing..actually i want to make out something different with okra, now its time to try out..

AshKuku said...

Very tempting Suparna...... Oh! for sure I would savor the divinity with piping hot rice & this prep to accompany...... Very yummy & delicious...especially if mom had to feed me.... I would die for it...

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Kairali sisters said...

Hi Suparna..Okra is our fav..We only get it during Spring..This looks delicious dear....

Love
Kairali sisters

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

yummy yum yum orka dear esp with the addition of coconuts :)

Sushma Mallya said...

wow garlic flavoured ghashi is my fav, but i havent done it anytimd with okra but surely must be yumm..

Sush said...

this must have a very strong flavor or garlic, right? Will try it :)

Ann said...

Okra and coconut... awesome combination, looks delicious.

Bharathy said...

Very new to me!..haven't introduced okra to any curry based dishes except sambhar!..I love any veggie with coconut curry!

Gita Jaishankar said...

Very new dish with okra for me...looks good dear...nice presentation...I would love to have this with rice and rasam :)

Srimathi said...

Okra with masala is a great combo. Must have tasted awesome.

Gulmohar said...

I love garlic okra combo. Have tried it only in fry, this gravy is new to me. Sounds wonderful,Suparna :-)

Jaya said...

Suparna-this looks so so delicious :)..lovely preparation with bhindi/bhendi/okhra...wish your family a very shobho nababorsho ..
hugs and smiles

Sashi said...

Love okras in tamarind cooked sauce, We do much similar gravy in tamarind. I love them with white rice.

aquadaze said...

I've never made okra in a gravy before - I know only the dry okra sabji. Sounds delicious!

Soma Pradhan said...

looks nice and yummy dear....

Mangala Bhat said...

Wow! Nice recipe ...lovely!

Mangala Bhat said...

Looks soo delicious !Colorful Thanks for recipe

Cham said...

Look at that garlic, gosh it is my kind of food!

Valarmathi said...

Nice recipe, looks delicious.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I have not tried this kind of gravy before,sounds very Nice suparna!

Malar Gandhi said...

Whoo, such a droolworthy dish, I already like any garkicky food' this is my kind of dish...looks very appetizing:) Thanks for sharing it, dear.

Pravs said...

This okra recipe looks interesting. With garlic flavor it must be yum.

Panchpakwan said...

Okra with garlic falvour sounds delicious..

Babli said...

What a lovely combo. Okra preparation seems to be very nice and interesting. Looks delicious and tempting.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Suparna
This is an wonderful dish. I love okra and going to try it soon.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Gravy looks yum...okra is my fav...this gravy is new to me

Soma Pradhan said...

Nice recipe dear...

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

fan of both garlic and okra...my fav...i 2 add loads of garlic..lovely pics
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Sushma Mallya said...

Hi suparna, how are you doing? long since i heard from you, i hope everything is fine...do keep in touch, take care...will miss you till then...

homecooked said...

The okhra curry looks superb! Lovely combo.

Jay said...

wow...tempting recipe..
first time here...lovely space you have...glad to follow u. You are most welcome to my space.

aquadaze said...

hey how are you doing? Haven't seen you around in a while, hope all's OK.

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♥Aps♥ said...

I literally love bhend in ne form.... :) loved the recipe i made sukke never did i try ghashi

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks yum!

srividhya Ravikumar said...

curry looks delicious... 1st time to your wonderful space... lovely recipes... do visit my site whenever... following you..

Viki's Kitchen said...

Hi Suparna, How are you? Okra simmered in garlic seems so flavorful and healthy. Will definitely buy okra, if we can make it this tasty. Looks amazing.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Am loving the flavour

Padhu said...

curry looks yummy and lovely combo

Sayantani said...

awesome click thats a recipe thats totally me. gonna make it soon.

Varunavi said...

Hello friend,where r u???

homecooked said...

Hope alls well Suparna. Where have u disappeared?

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

it was nice to see you on my blog! Where have you been ? Busy ?

Arch said...

hey suparna, long time since i visited your blog..ghashis are aong my favourites ! and bhenda ghashi is totally yummy !!

Padhu said...

I have never tried it with okra .Sounds yummy .Can't wait to try this

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Oh wow okras are my fav, with loads of garlic too irresistible, super yum..Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words of appreciation, love be on ur space too :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Where have you been ? Busy ?

sangeeta said...

Hi Suparna... it's so nice to see you after such a long time. You havn't posted anything for so long . How have you been?.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Luv okra in any form..looks and sonds interesting