Bhindi Do Pyaza is a very popular North Indian Dish. The main ingredients are Bhindi (Okra) and Pyaza (Onion). While making this dish, we use Onion twice at different stages and so the name Bhindi Do (two) Pyaza.
We use the Onion first while preparing the gravy and then we use Onion again while finishing the dish. Use fresh tender Okras for this dish.
Oil – 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp
Okra (Bhindi) – 400 Gms
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Onion (Medium Sized) – 2 (finely chopped)
Onion – 2 (cut into cubes)
Green Chillies – 3 (sliced)
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
Tomato (Medium sized) – 2 (finely chopped)
Tomato (Medium sized) – 2 (cut into cubes)
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Seed Powder – 1 ½ tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 pinch
Amchur Powder (Dry Mango Powder) – ¼ tsp
Garam Masala – ½ tsp
Yogurt (Curd) – 2 tbsp
Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves – 2 tbsp
Ginger Juliennes – for garnishing
Salt – to suit taste
Wash the Bhindi and wipe it dry. Snap off the tip of the Bhindi and cut off the crowns. Discard the tips and crowns. Cut the Bhindi into 1 inch long pieces.
Heat 2 tbsp of Oil in a pan. When the Oil attains a medium heat, stir fry the chopped Bhindi for 5 to 6 minutes in low flame till the Bhindi changes its color. Transfer and keep aside.
Heat 2 tbsp of Oil in the same pan. Add the Cumin Seeds and allow them to crackle..
Add the finely chopped Onions, Green Chillies and Ginger Garlic paste. Stir fry them well.
Add the finely chopped Tomatoes. Cook for a couple of minutes.
Add the Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Seed Powder, Turmeric Powder, Amchur Powder, Garam Masala and Salt. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
Add the Onion Cubes and mix well. Cover the pan and continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the Yogurt. Mix well till the Curd combines with the masala and starts to release the Oil.
Add the roasted Bhindi and give a good mix. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes till the Bhindis absorb the masala.
Add the Coriander leaves and Tomato cubes.
Mix them well, cover them and simmer for 2 minutes. Mix again.
Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish the Bhindi Do Pyaza with Ginger Juliennes.
Serve with Roti, Nan etc
Wash the Bhindi well in advance and wipe clean so that it won’t be sticky while cutting them into pieces.