Sunday, July 5

Kairiwali Bhindi

Amber Indian restaurant in Santana Row, San Jose serves great Indian food. Being Indian myself I am pretty picky about Indian restaurants and the food they serve. Amber is an exception and is one of the favorite restaurants too.

They serve what they call 'Kairiwali bhidi'- Okra slivers, fennel seeds, tomatoes, green mangoes &
dry mango powder. This is my version of my favorite Kairiwali Bhindi.

2 pounds fresh Okra
1 medium onion
1 teaspoon Shaha-Jeera
1/2 teaspoon dry mango powder
1/2 cup raw mango shredded.
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds.
1/2 tomato chopped.
1/2 teaspoon garam masala.
Salt to taste.
2 teaspoon of oil.

How to make -
Cut Okra in thin slices. Approximately 8 slices of a single okra.
Cut onion thin and long.
Add a little salt to the raw mango and keep it for a while .Squeeze out the liquid as much as possible.
Heat oil in pan
Add shaha-Jeera, fennel seed to the oil and fry till onion is little brown in color
Add chopped tomato and fry for a while. Make sure it stays dry and not turn into gravy.
Add dry mango powder, garam masala, salt and the dry raw mango and fry on medium to high heat.
Add the chopped okra and fry continuously for 5 minutes.
Adjust the seasoning ( Salt and dry mango powder especially) accordingly.
Enjoy with hot roti ( bread).

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