Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bendakaya Pulusu Kura (Bhindi in Tangy Tamarind Sauce)

Bhindi - 1lb chopped into big pieces
Onion - 2 medium chopped finely
Green Chillis - 2 chopped
Tamarind - lemon size
Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs
Jeera - 1tsp
Mustard Seeds -1 tsp
Garlic - 3-4 crushed
Methi seeds - 15-20 roasted and powdered
Red Chilli Powder - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Haldi Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt as required
Oil - 2tbsp

-Soak the tamarind in luke warm water and extract 2cups of tamarind juice.
-Heat oil add the garlic and let it turn brown , now add the jeera , mustard seeds and curry leaves.
-Now add the onions and green chillis and cook for 2-3 min. After 2-3 min add the haldi powder and salt and cook for another 5-7 min.
-Now add the red chilli powder and cook for 2-3 min. Add 2-3 tbsp of water if the mixture becomes dry.
-Add the bhendi pieces and mix well till the mixture coats the bhindi well.
-Cook for 10 min.
-Add the tamarind extract and methi powder and cook till all the water is absorbed and a nice gravy is left.
-Serve with rice.

Note: For the above curry you can also substitue Bottle Gourd/ Ridge Gourd/ Raw Banana/ Tindora /Boiled Egg also.

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