Okra-Plantain Gravy


Learnt this super healthy yet yummy recipe from my bhabi. She is an excellent cook. I could not believe that this combination can taste good also.

Ingredients :

200 grams bhindi washed, cut into 1 inch long piece.
1 raw plaintain cut into two and pressure cooked for 2-3 minutes
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
Salt to taste
Grind to paste : 1 small onion, 2 small tomatoes, 2 green chilies, ½ inch ginger, 4-5 garlic pods
1 tsp panchphutana (mustard seeds, cumin seeds, onion seeds, fennel seeds, methi seeds)
1 tbp oil

Method to cook :

Heat ½ tbsp oil in a non flat pan and cook bhindi for 4-5 minutes till the slimyness is gone. Cook without adding anything to it.
Remove the skin from boiled plantain and cut into small pieces.
Heat ½ tbsp oil in a pan. Allow it to be hot. Add panchphutana. Once it starts spluttering , add the onion paste.
Cook for 5-6 minutes. Add dry spices and cook for 2 minutes more. Add 1 full glass of water and bring it to boil.
Add plantain and okra pieces. Add salt to taste and boil for another 4-5 minutes.
Serve hot roti/rice

11 comments:

  1. Wow this combination is truly new for me..looks awesome..

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  2. lovely combination,very healthy recipe...

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  3. Very new combo... looks yummy.

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  4. this luks gr88 nd tastes gr88 too ..my mom makes dis typical oriya curry .. :) :) @soma u r doing a gr88 job , dishes nd their pics all seem gr88 .

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  5. Unique combo but cooked it in a very delicious gravy..recipe is very nice...

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  6. Sounds delicious combo..New to me!

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  7. Hi Soma,
    Even I also prepare bhindi with potatoes but my version is a dry preparation. Your gravy looks delicious.....
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. Thats a rare combo' like okras, so will defi' try this recipe.

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