Classic Bhindi Bites Recipe
How to Make Classic Bhindi Bites
A tangy bhindi-zucchini mixture served on toasted French bread, drizzled with a freshly made fig chutney.
- Total Cook Time1 hr 05 mins
- Prep Time 20 mins
- Cook Time 45 mins
- Recipe Servings5
Ingredients of Classic Bhindi Bites
- 500g okra (bhindi) (green and soft, not very large)
- 2 zucchini (light green to be specific)
- 1 liter cooking oil
- 2 onions
- 1 Tbsp garlic paste
- 1 Tbsp ginger paste
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp black pepper, crushed
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
- 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
- 6-8 green chillies
- Peanuts (roasted, unsalted)
- 1/2 bunch fresh coriander
- 1 cup cottage cheese (paneer)
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 loaf French bread
- For Chutney:
- 150 g dry figs
- 1/2 liter chicken stock
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 Tbsp chaat masala
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Cut bhindi and zucchini in cubes and deep fry them.
Now for the masala put oil in a pot/pan. Put onions, ginger paste, garlic paste. When golden, then put tomatoes, spices and peanuts.
When the masala is ready, add fried bhindi and zucchini.
Then add chopped coriander, and a bit of paneer.
Squeeze a little lemon juice when ready.
Serve with chutney and French bread.
For Fig Chutney:
Cut the figs in small chunks and put them in a pot along with the chicken stock, bay leaves and little chaat masala. Cook it till a thick chutney consistency.
To Serve: Cut slices of French bread, toast them in an oven or on a pan. Put the bhindi on the edge of the bread slice, topped with a few drops of the fig chutney.