Dahi Bhindi is a mild subzi with coconut in Kerala style.It is very appropriate for the summer. It is simple to make and tastes great with rice and roti.You have to just make sure you choose the tender lady's finger.
I am sure all of know how to select the tender ones - just break the end of the lady's finger and if it breaks immediately that means it is tender.
You will Need
- 400 gms of Tender Lady's finger
- One Onion
- One Tomato
- Less than half a cup Curd
- A pinch of Turmeric powder
- A tsp of Chilli powder
- Salt to taste
- Half a cup Scraped coconut
- Ten Cashewnuts
- Two tbs of Oil
- One tsp of Mustard seeds
- Half a tsp of Cumin seeds
- One tsp of Urad dhal
- Few Curry leaves
- One Red chilli
1.Wash,dry and chop the lady's finger into lenghty pieces.Shallow fry them in a non stick pan (uncovered)or if you choose to, deep fry them and keep aside.
2.Grind the coconut and the cashews into a smooth paste and keep aside.
3.Heat oil in a pan, crackle mustard seeds,add urad dhal and fry until brown,add red chilli and curry leaves.
Add sliced onions and fry till light brown.
4.Add tomatoes and cook till soft.Add the ground paste and cook till oil seperates.
5.Whisk the curd with half a cup water and add it to the pan.Stir well and add the lady's finger and simmer for few minutes on a low flame.