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Monday, 23 October 2017

Soya Okra (Bhindi) Stir Fry

          Soya in any form is always a healthy substitute to any non-veg. dishes. So here is a simple okra stir fry, paired with soya granules. Easy to cook, simple and delicious, they can be served as a side dish with either rice or chapattis.

  • 300-400 gms okra, cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 2-3 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. nigella seeds (kalonji)
  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida
  • 1 tsp. garlic, grated
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1-2 green chilies, slit
  • 1 tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 cup soya granules
  • 1 tbsp. ghee
  • 2-3 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 fresh red chili 

          Soak the soya granules in hot water for 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside. Heat oil in a pan and temper with nigella seeds. Saute for a few seconds. 

          Add asafoetida and garlic. Fry till it changes colour. Add the okra, salt, turmeric powder, green chilies and cumin powder.

          Fry on a low flame, stirring at intervals till the okra turns soft. Now add the drained soya granules and continue to fry for 2 more minutes.

          When done, add the ghee and switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves and fresh chilies. Serve as a side dish with either rice or chapattis.

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