Chinch-Gulachi Bhendi (Sweet sour Okra curry)

Sweet and sour Okra Curry in Marathi Time: approx 35 minutes serves: 3 to 4 people I ngredients: 1/4...

Sweet and sour Okra Curry in Marathi

Time: approx 35 minutes
serves: 3 to 4 people

chinch gulachi bhendi, bhendi curry, sweet and sour okra curryIngredients:
1/4 kg Okra
1 tbsp Oil
For tempering: 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds, 1/8 tsp Asafoetida, 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp Red chili powder, 4 to 5 curry leaves
2 tbsp fresh scraped coconut
1 tbsp Jaggery or to taste
1 tbsp Peanuts powder
2 tsp Goda masala
salt to taste
Cilantro for garnishing

Method:
1) Wash Okra thoroughly. Pat dry and cut into rings.
2) Soak tamarind into warm water. after 15 minutes crush with finger and squeeze.
3) Heat a deep medium pan. Add oil and let it heat up. Temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, turmeric, red chili powder and curry leaves. Then add coconut and saute for few seconds.
4) Add Okra slices and saute for 2 minutes over medium heat. Add tamarind juice, salt and little water if needed. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes or until okra cooks nicely. Add water if needed.
5) Once Okra is cooked, add jaggery, Goda masala, and Peanuts powder. bring the curry to boil for couple of minutes.
Garnish with Cilantro, Serve hot with rice or Chapati.

Note:
1) Instead of pan cooking, you can pressure cook okra to save time. However, pan cooked okra taste way better than pressure cooked okra.

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