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Classic Bhindi Bites

A tangy bhindi-zucchini mixture served on toasted French bread, drizzled with a freshly made fig chutney.

Classic Bhindi Bites Classic Bhindi Bites

Chef's Name

: Aamir Iqbal, Team Pakistan

Recipe Servings

: 5

Recipe Cook Time

: 45 Minutes

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Ingredients

  • 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

Method

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.



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