Monday, April 12, 2010

Bhindo Do Pyaza in a very different style!!

Dear All,

“So few people eat okra (more radishes are grown in this country) that it never even makes it onto the lists of Top 10 hated foods.”
- Julia Reed


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Okra/Bhindi/Lady Finger's was not on my list of favorite vegetable until recently. Bhindi Do Pyaza is a famous North Indian dish where okra is cooked along with almost equal amount of onions. Okra is slit in half and cooked on slow heat with very minimum spices. This way of cooking brings out the crunchiness in okras which blends well with the taste of onions and together its an delicious combination best served with rotis or phulkas. 

I personally havent met many people who dislike bhindi well I am one of them! Its true I am not a big fan of okras. While growing up my mom tried all different ways to make okra either stuffed or with onions but somehow I never liked it. Recently while doing grocery shopping my roommate picked up 1kg of okra...dear oh dear were the only words which came out of my mouth. She loves okras in any form, I dont know why always two opposite people are forced to stay together by nature, nah dont get me wrong she is adorable but completely opposite to me! Thats the reason why she is one of my closest friend. 

Ok before I bore you guys to death, lets get back to today's special. Bhindi Do Pyaza but cooked with khoya! Exactly my reaction when i first heard it..Okra with khoya? Hmmm now thats something different isnt it? Addition of khoya or mava as we call it increases the richness and taste of this dish, it takes the dish to completely different level .If you love Bhindi Do Pyaza you got to try this recipe! I promise you will ask for more just like we did :D

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Bhindi Do Pyaza with Khoya
Serves 2 to 3
Ingredients:-
1/2 kg Okra, washed, dried, chopped in 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup mava/khoya
1 big onion, finely sliced
1 big tomato, finely chopped
1 tbsp oil
2 small cinnamon sticks
3 cardamon pods
2 bay leaf
2 cloves
1 dry red chili broken
a pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp sugar

Procedure:-

  • Heat oil in a pan, add in cloves, cinnamon, cardamon pods, bay leaf, red chilli and asafoetida.
  • Now add in onion and tomatoes and saute for 5 mins until onions have become soft.
  • Now add in okras and rest of spices and mix well.
  • Cover and cook for 15 to 20 mins, dont forget to sprinkle some water in between if okra starts sticking to the pan.
  • Finally add in mava/khoya and mix well. Cover and cook for another 5 mins.
  • Serve hot with rotis or phulkas.
  • Enjoy!







86 comments:

  1. I love the glazed look of your wonderful pic...sooo tempting.

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  2. Mmmm...looks great! Is ricotta the closest alternative to khoya?

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  3. lovely okra recipe...love it.Excellent combination with roti.

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  4. love all dishes with Bhendi! This is one i have not tried tasted before,thanks for the recipe!

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  5. Am a huge fan of okra...sounds new to me.....Liked the first click!!

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  6. I am not an ardent fan of okra, probably i dono how to prepare okra that well!!But i love it in some recipes...wonder how i get rid of that sliminess from okra?!.loved ur first shot...

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  7. Oh .. never added Khova in this sabzi , quite new !

    About hating bhendi, even I'm among those who hated bhendi when young but prefer it nowadays !

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  8. WOW...okra that too with Khova...must have tasted heavenly.
    Really innovative recipe.

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  9. Love Bindi-do-pyaz...This version looks good too.

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  10. I love Okra anything, this recipe sounds soo yumm and I love the addirion of Khoya, and pic looks so tempting.

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  11. I love anything Bhindi and always did. This recipe is indeed different. i have never even contemplated using khoya in bhindi!!you have turned the simple to regal.

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  12. thats an awesome I must say. looks yummy.

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  13. khoya should give a nice rich flavour..looks yumm

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  14. gr8 preapartion.. i am also not avery bhindi fan.. but need to try this one for sure. my hubby loves okra..

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  15. addition of khoya to okra is a unique addition indeed! i love okra though, so i am sure i'll love this preparation too.

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  16. Bhindi is my fav vegetable, and an addition of khoya should have made it a delicious dish! Wonderful recipe dear!

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  17. count me in on one of those hating this veggie .But I think I might like this as well as you did. So may be next time I will try it out this way.

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  18. Very interesting preparation...looks colorful and yum.

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  19. bindi do pyasa looks delicious.
    liked the pic too..its a new recipe idea to me..liked the recipe..
    what this khoya..isame as paneer

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  20. I never made the North version, the equal amount of onion will give a sure a nice sweet taste! I adore this veggie!

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  21. Loved this orka dish,looks colourful and would be perfect with roti..yummmm & lovely click parita

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  22. This is something entirely different and sure it would be great :) I love each and every ingredient that is used here. :) So obviously would love the end result too :)

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  23. wow, thatz got to be creamy & yummy

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  24. Love the addition of khoya, sounds truly delicious and rich..

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  25. very delicious tempting and yummy.

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  26. I love okra..this is an awesome recipe

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  27. I love Bhindi. The dish looks soo good. I think it was you who asked for mermaid cake step by step instructions. If not, sorry. I posted the details.

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  28. Dear, this dish looks awesome .. Looking forward to the day when I am going to taste this :-) . Hope the day comes soon :P

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  29. Never made it! Looks very nice. Your pics are very neat.

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  30. parita

    I love okra, with onion make it great dish. I liked very much.

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  31. i just cannot imagine how people can hate bhindi. It is one of my favorites!

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  32. Okra is a favorite veggie in my house! I bet my husband and I would both love this delicious dish!

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  33. I love ladies finger in any form. This is a new recipe for me. Super click too. Very tempting. I don't know to make mava/khoya. I don't know if its available here in Singapore. Is there some means by which I can make this mava at home or use so other substitute.

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  34. Gorgeous Bhindi! Wow! This should be served in the best restaurants!

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  35. looks very colourful and delicious dish!

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  36. Even i luv bhindi...this is diff nd m sure tasty too

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  37. Love bhindi!! Thanks for this delicious recipe!

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  38. My most fav. veggie, parita..and that too with khoya..interesting, looks so tempting, dear

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  39. I love Bhindi and is my fav veggie too. What a nice variation to the dish by adding khoya to make it royal and rich! Must be very yummy!

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  40. bhindi is my most favourite vegetable... but I get only the frozen ones here and they are always mushy... yours looks yummy... love the picture :)

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  41. Bhindi is the most loved veggie of my family n im truly in Love with this innovative recipe .
    Also thanks for dropping by my blog n putting in such lovely comments ....

    Smita
    @Little Food Junction

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  42. Hi! Wow, too good to resist, bhindi is an all time favorite and I am just waiting for the price to drop so that it can frequent the kitchen.Will surely this.

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  43. Love to see the another good recipe with bhindi... Yummy..

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  44. Thats a nice twist to the usual...

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  45. It's so funny, yesterday when I was searching through my book I saw a recipe with khoya in it!!, I just wondered how does it taste with a savoury dish!!, and Lo!!, here you are with one!!, Love okra in any form, I should have checked the blog for a different recipe in okra, I used up my okra yesterday, now I have to wait to go to Asian shop!!, The photo is so beautiful..

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  46. Hope now, you've started liking okras -;)
    I'm just the opposite too, I love okras however it is prepared!!! and it was the first vegetable which made me to love other vegetables ...

    your preparartion sounds delicious and rich with the addition of khoya!! I love the kadai in which you've presented too!!! appetizing picture!!!

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  47. Thats something amazing to add to bhindi,I am sure it taste great with parathas even ..
    hugs and smiles

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  48. Tempting icecream with beautiful pics...

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  49. This is so unique..never tried it with mava...bookmarked

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  50. Nice creative way to cook okra.Very flavoursom.

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  51. Looks wonderful, bhindi do pyazaa looks extraordinary.

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  52. Lovely recipe and beautiful pic. Love okra in any form.

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  53. wow bhindis with khoya thats such innovative and nice way to make it rich..will surely try this.

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  54. I am good Parita.....am trying to come back to my normal routine.
    the bhindi dopyaza looks great with khoya ...i thought it is with curds as i make it with curds n that's great too....
    it can be a great party dish and yes we love bhindi too.
    in your tiltle of the post it is bhindo dopyaza.....is it a spelling mistake or it is bhindo in gujrati ?

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  55. Hi dear...i have an award for u at my space..please collect it...

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  56. This is a new dish to me - and I have never had okra either. I imagine it must be delicious with all those wonderful flavors.

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  57. and this is one of my favorite veggies..looks so yummm and rich..bookmarked..

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  58. Wow! It must be sizzling hot and spicy! Love the different style!

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  59. wow!!, thanks indeed a great twist for the do pyaza (with mava). It must be very rich, tastier & a great combo for rotis & naans, I feel.

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  60. an interesting recipe parita, would love to prepare it sometime :)
    I completely love okras... and can live on them for a life time :)
    Happy cooking
    TC

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  61. hey Parita,
    I love the bindi do pyaza... the addition of khoya would have made it very creamy and rich.. something new for everyday bindi ki subji... and all the other recipes also looks yummy...keep up ur good work!
    B
    http://sizzlinspice.blogspot.com/

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  62. Very nice recipe..i will gonna try this..bookmarked

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  63. Another new dish for me...I think I should visit Indian stores soon. This looks so yummy!

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  64. Very nice bendi recipe dear..
    Saw your post in deepa's blog..
    Nice to know abt you more..

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  65. I love okras, Am gonna try that soon. They look yummy and perfect with roti's.

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  66. Ohhh dear, i love you blog.
    It's always fresh :)
    And yes, this Bhindi recipe rocks just as your other recipes.

    I left you an award...
    http://i-try-to-cook.blogspot.com/2010/04/schezuan-fried-rice-with-some-awards.html#comments

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  67. do pyaza is my fav masala..but i never know i can make with veggies..

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  68. love the bhindi creation...very different and lovely pics!!!love your space...very fresh!

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  69. I actually love okra, so this dish looks really good. I'll have it to try it sometime soon. Thanks for sharing it!

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  70. bhindi is my favorite veg!!! but it could cost a bomb in here. anyway, your dish looks/sounds wonderful, seriously!

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  71. This dish looks very celebratory.

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  72. okra is something i adore!! but sometime difficult to get here!!
    thanx for sharing paree!!

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  73. 80 comments. i would hit the ceiling with joy if I get so many comments on any of my posts.
    bhindi is something which i just love. although my daughter she just cannot stand it
    this recipe seems very yummy. i am surely going to make it.
    thanx
    do share some other innovations

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  74. That is very unique - have not heard of this combination before... Must make this really rich and creamy. I love bhindi do pyaza.. must try this variation sometime.

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  75. A very healthy dish that must taste so good!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  76. I love Okra's .. Will bookmark it to try the variation.. Lovely Recipe!

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  77. First time here..and so glad to find such a nice blog...loved the bhindi recipe....will be in touch with u...

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  78. Bhindi is one of the few veggies I actually like! This looks delish!

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