Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Quick Warm Okra Salad

My mom made this dish last night for dinner. We had this with rice, but in retrospect bread might have been a better choice . You will need Chaat Masala and Garam Masala for this dish. Garam Masala is available in most grocery stores in the US now but Chaat Masala is still solely available in the Asian stores. If you don't have it handy just substitute it with a mix of equal parts rock salt and ground cumin seeds. A souring agent like amchoor (powdered dried mango) is usually added, but you can do without it in this case as the yogurt has some sourness to it. On the other if you favour tangy foods like me, feel free to splash on some lemon juice.

Frozen Cut Okra /Bhindi- one 16 ounce bag
Red Onion - one medium sized
Yogurt - 1 cup
Chaat Masala - 2 tbsps
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt - To Taste (the Chaat Masala has some salt in it)

1. Slice the Onion thickly.
2. In a microwave proof bowl mix all the ingredients and then microwave on high for 7-8 minutes till the okra is cooked through.
3. Serve warm with bread.

1 comment:

Arz000n said...

Bhindi + Yogurt....
Mmmm....nice combination...

Sure this is one dish I would try out anytime :)