Okra in Gramflour Gravy (Bhindi in Besan Gravy)

I’ve made this thrice in last 1 month with the intention of posting it. First I made and forgot to click the final dish photo, (ya, ya I know my photos really don’t create an impression but a woman gotta keep trying, eh?) then I didn’t had paneer to garnish on top. So finally I made it again making sure that this time I do click!

Okra in Besan Gravy
Okra in Besan Gravy

This is again from my mother’s delicacies like vegetable loaf, aam ka panna, thandai. This is very different from the usual okra veggies & goes very well with party menu as it is neither too dry or too wet. This a surely try out once recipe.

Okra in Gramflour Gravy –

Recipe Source – My mother

Ingredients –

  • 1 kg – Ladyfingers
  • 750 g – Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp – Gram Flour
  • 4-5 – Green Chillies
  • 1/2 cup – Oil
  • 1/4 tsp – Asafoetida
  • 2 tsp – Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp – Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tbsp – Coriander Powder
  • to taste – Salt

Method –

  1. Cut ladyfingers lengthwise. If they are too long, you can further split them horizontally.
  2. Grind tomatoes & green chilli together.
  3. Heat oil in a wok, add all spices & roast lightly.
  4. Now add tomato puree & fry till it leaves oil.
  5. Add gram flour & roast for another 3-4 mins.

  1. Ladyfingers in Besan Gravy
    Ladyfingers in Besan Gravy
  2. When it totally dries & flour is well roasted, add ladyfingers & salt.
  3. Mix well & cook till done.
  4. Remove from wok and transfer in a serving dish.
  5. Garnish with grated paneer, onion & tomato rings.

Even V has been praises and praises for this style of okra though he is not a great fan of this particular veg. Thanks mom for passing this on to us.

Sending this taste stealer Okra in Besan Gravy to Let’s Cook Series # 6 – Subzis for Rotis hosted by Radhika of Tickling Palates. Hop on to her page to view some adorable subzis.

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