Friday, 29 August 2014

Crispy Fried Bhindi ( ladyfiners )



Ingredients -

Bhindi ( ladyfingers) - 20  ( small size)
Besan (Gram flour) - 2-3 tbsp
Ajwain ( carom seeds) - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Amchur powder ( dry mango powder) - 1/2 tsp
Oil - for frying 

Method - 

1. Take the bhindi wash it thoroughly, wipe it dry and slit it                    lengthwise, keep it aside.
2. Add the gram flour, ajwain, turmeric, red chilli n amchur
    powder, salt in it.
3. Rub it nicely with fingertips. The moisture in the bhindi 
    will help to bind everything together. 
4. If it dos'nt come together add 2-3 drops of water.
5. Take a karahi and fill it up with sufficient oil in it.
6. Deep fry the bhindi in 2-3 batches on a medium to low 
    heat untill its cooked and crispy.
7. Serve it with rajma and rice and enjoy the crispy fried
     yummy bhindi, its a great hit in parties too.




Stuffed Capsicums with Sprouts:

    



Ingredients -

Capsicums - 4-5
Moong sprouts -  1 1/2 cup
Potato chopped -  2 medium size
Onion  - 1 med
Cumin powder-  1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1/2 cup  



Method - 

1. wash the capsicums, slice off the tops, remove the seeds, 
    rinse it again in water and pat it dry with a kitchen towel, 
    keep it aside.
2. Take a non stick karahi and put 2-3 tbsp oil in it, add 
     cumin seeds and let it splutter.
3. Add the onions and fry it until light brown, add turmeric,
    cumin, coriander and red chilli powder, fry it for a minute.
4. Add sprouts in it and sauté it a bit until its tender, add 
    chopped potatoes and salt,  mix it all and fry it for 
    5 -7 minutes on a low heat, take it off the heat and let it 
    cool a bit.
5. Take the hollowed capsicums and fill it  with the sprouts
     filling .
6. Heat a big frying pan or karahi and put 4-5 tbsp oil in it,
    put the stuffed capsicum in it, cover it and let it cook
    from all the sides, turning it in intervals.
7. cook until fried and tender, enjoy this tasty stuffed 
    capsicums with rice , roti or any flat bread of your choice  !!!






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