Wednesday 11 June 2014

Benda Thambde (spicy Ladies finger)

This recipe I learnt during my trip to my native from my mom.  This is again a forgotten recipe which my  grand mother used to prepare.  Its a very quick recipe and requires very few ingredients and can be a good side dish for hot rice.
Ladies Finger                                   --    250 gms
Red chilly                                         --     10 to 15
Tamarind                                         --      small lemon size
Crushed garlic                                 --      9 to 10 flakes
Salt to taste                                   
Cooking oil                                       --      2 tsp
Grind red chilly and tamarind into a fine paste and keep aside.   Wash the ladies finger and dry them properly then cut into 1 inch pieces.  Heat few drops of oil in a kadai,  add cut ladies finger, fry for 2-3 minutes so that ladies finger does not become sticky, then add ground paste, salt and add water according to thickness required cook till done.  Heat oil in seasoning pan, add crushed garlic fry till golden brown, pour this on cooked ladies finger.  Benda Thambde ready to serve with hot steaming rice.

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