September 22, 2008

Bhenda Huli

This is one of the more popular amchi dishes. I know that it features at least once a week on the menus of several of my relatives. It is usually not made dry. I made it a little dry to go with rotis and then diluted it with a little water when we had it for dinner with rice and dali-saar.

1/4 kg Lady's Finger, chopped
4-5 tbsp Coconut, scraped
2-3 Red Chillies
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
1 tsp Coriander Seeds
5-6 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tbsp Tamarind Paste
3-4 tsp Oil
Salt to taste

Fry the red chillies, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and coriander seeds in about 2 teaspoons of oil. Grind this along with the coconut to a smooth paste.

Cook the lady's finger with the tamarind paste, salt and a little water until done. When it is cooked, add the masala and enough water to make it a sambar like gravy (or thicker if you like). Bring this mixture to a boil.

In a frying ladle, heat the remaining oil and add the crushed garlic and fry for a minute. Add this to the gravy and serve with rice and dali-saar.
If you're looking for a no onion/garlic version, you could use this tempering:

1 tsp Cooking Oil
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
½ tsp Asafoetida (Hing)
7-8 Curry Leaves

In a frying ladle, heat the oil and add the mustard. When the mustard splutters, add the asafoetida and turn off the flame. Add the curry leaves. Fry for a minute and add this to the boiling mixture.

Off this goes to Deepa's
RCI: Konkani Cuisine.


Finla said...

I have never had this but that pic looks really delicious

Deepthi Shankar said...

looks nice .. i actually thought itz some kind of sambar cuz in kannada sambar is referred to as huli

Swati Raman Garg said...

nice new blend for a okra haan... even i tried a variation some time back... :).. one from my d great aunt...

Anonymous said...

Love this dish - its been a long time since I've had this.
Thanks for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the inspiration, I found 3 recipes at your site that are really great. I appreciate it, and keep up the wonderful work!

Sig said...

still on a break, aren't we? :) I am blog hopping today to find some inspiration to get out of this slump ;)

Varsha Vipins said...

luks yummyy..:)