Bhendi tomato curry

Bhendi or bendakaya or lady's finger or okra call by any name, make any kind of recipe with it my father will like it. When he goes to the market he will bhendi is must in his list of vegetables. I really didn't know that my dad loves bhendi that munch until I got to see one day when he brought bhendi from the Market when it was 40rs. a KG. This simple recipe is dedicated to all the bhendi lovers like my dad. Coming to recipe.
Bhendi washed and cut in to 1 inch pieces-2 cups
tomatoes finely chopped-1 cup

Chopped onions-1/4cup
Green chillies-2
chopped cilantro-2t.s
Cumin seeds-1/2ts
Mustard seeds-1/2ts
Chana dal-1tbsp
Urad dal-1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Chili powder-1/2tbsp
Red chili-1
vegetable oil-2ts
red chili powder-1tbsp
cilantro/coriander-10springs chopped
For bhendi to be non sticky microwave the pieces for 5min by wrapping the top of the microwave dish with plastic wrap. Heat 2ts of oil in non stick pan and add cumin + mustard + chana + urad dal+ red chili and wait until they splutter. Add onions, Ginger Garlic paste and saute until they the onions become transparent. Add turmeric and cook for few min and add tomato. Mix well and cook till the tomato is completely done. them add microwaved bhendi slices (If you do not have microwave add directly with out cooking but do not stir it continuously. Stir gently making the curry upside down for every 3min.). Mix well. Cook for another 5min and add salt, chili powder and cook for 3min. FInally garnish with cilantro and turnoff the stove. Enjoy this yummy curry with rasam and rice. hope you like my recipe.


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