Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bhindi ka Saalan

BM # 70
Week 4, Day 1
Theme : Special Theme

Last week of BM 70 and this week I have chosen the special theme, where I shall be posting recipes from the Thali's that I posted in the first week.The first Thali was a Janamashtmi Chappan Bhog Thali, fortunately the Thali had dishes which have been cooked during previous marathons.The second Thali that I posted was from Uttar Pradesh. I know I cannot post all the recipes from it but I have decided to post the curries from this state. So for the first day I have Bhindi ka Saalan.The gravy is different than the Mirch ka Saalan, which is also on my posting list. I made that for my third Thali which was from Hyderabad. I wish Valli had announced a regional theme in this BM , so I could have posted more recipes, but never mind they are in my drafts.For now you enjoy this delicious curry from Uttar Pradesh.

Bhindi ka Saalan
3 onions
10-15 Bhindi, washed, wiped, ends trimmed and slit
5 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 cup yoghurt
1 tsp yellow Chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander seed powder
Pinch turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp cardamom powder 
1/2 tsp black cardamom powder 
1/4 tsp saunf powder 
1/2 cup water

Slice the onions and boil them in salted water.
Drain out water, blend them to a fine paste.
Heat oil and deep fry the Bhindi to a nice crisp golden, remove with a slotted spoon and place them on a kitchen towel.
Using a heavy bottom pan add oil, ginger garlic paste. Let cook till brown.
Add onion paste, let the paste roast till pink.
Now make the yogurt paste by mixing yogurt, yellow chilli powder, coriander powder, cuminseed powder and turmeric and the rest of condiments.
Whisk the yogurt and add to the onion paste.Add salt.
Mix well and once the mixture is totally dry and starts leaving sides add a cup of water.
Let simmer.Add Bhindi just before serving.

The Bhindi ka Saalan was a part of the Uttar Pradesh Thali that I posted in the first week of this BM.
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  1. This saalan version is quite interesting and as you mentioned, way different than the mirchi ka saalan.

  2. Very interesting Vaishali. Sounds like a mix between kadhi and gravy sabji.

  3. That is a nice way of making okra. Looks yum and your thali is one of the most beautiful thalis I have ever seen..

  4. Never made bhindi in this form . Must try now :)

  5. Quite a different dish with okra, cant wait to give a try soon.

  6. Very unique and tasty looking salan. Bookmarked.

  7. That is such an amazing and interesting salaan with bhindi.

  8. I guess I can drool over your thali picture as many times as I can Vaishali..really so well done..this bhindi dish sounds yum!