Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Born in Middle Class. Lost his father at eight, Never completed school, college. Started composing Music, More than 100 Awards, Brand Ambassador for World peace by UNO, Yet He says “ELLA PUGAZHUM IRAIVANUKKAE” and this is “ISAI PUYAL ‘ A.R. RAHMAN “ Jai Ho.

Everybody is happy for the 2 awards we had got in Oscars. Rahman started a music school in Chennai, and my husband’s cousin is learning music. The selection is also by audition. I am very proud to say I am in Chennai.

This recipe also I saw in a cookery show. I made some changes in the recipe . The chef deep fried the Okras and then he added it. Usually, I use less oil, so i did n’t deep fry it , I just saute the okras. It tasted good and it become a favourite subzi for my family. My husband doesn’t like roti’s with dry subzi, he liked this. :-D


Okra/Bhindhi – 500 gms
Onion – 1
Tomato – 1
Red chili –powder as per taste
Salt as per taste
Garam Masala – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – one generous pinch
Cumin seeds for tempering
Coriander for garnishing


1. Chop the onion, tomato , Chop the okra in 1 “ piece.
2. Heat oil in pan and saute the Okra still they are half cooked or the colour changes. ( You can deep fry also)
3. Heat oil add cumin seeds, when it dance add chopped onion, let it become pink.
4. Add the chopped tomatoes , saute for 2 minutes.
5. Add turmeric powder, chili powder and salt , saute well.
6. when the raw smell goes add the garam masala and add the fried Okras.
7. Sprinkle little water and close with the lid and cook for few more minutes.
8. When the okras are done , garnish with coarinder leaves

Goes well with Rotis and rice.

This entry goes to BSI _ okra hosted by  MHARO RAJASTHAN'S RECIPES

This entry goes to RCI - Haryana hosted by Simple Indian Food.

I would also like to send the following to RCI Haryana

Vidya Venky a budding blogger passed me this award. I am Honoured Vidya.Thanks



ARR was very humble and polite guy, I like him too. He made us all proud! :))

Okra do Pyaza looks fab, love Bhindi dishes. Great entry! :)


Vidhya,I simply love Okra..and the yummy dish makes me drool..thanks da.


One of the kind example how simple one should be!
Lovely okra curry and delicous entry.

Varsha Vipins

Thats sounds an easy n delicious dish..It has been long since I bot some okra..This gave me the nudge..:)


okra is one of my fav sabzis..i also never deep fries it..but use almost the same ingredients as yours

we are are so happy for A R Rehman

Madhu's cooking gallery

Looks too good! Quick and easy curry.. Super yummy!


looks yummy vidya.i too use less oil fo cooking.bindi masala is m hubby's fav. one.

Mahimaa's kitchen

bindi dopyaz looks mouthwatering.. defntly worth trying!

Shama Nagarajan

Congrats dear......subzi looks perfect and an inviting one


Nice post vidhya...New recipe for me..will bookmark it and try it..


Thank you friends for the loving comments.Kinldy let me know how it tastes.


Must be super delicious vidhya..Can imagine how it would have tasted with roti..Congrauts for the award dear..


okra subji looks delicious..
indded ARR has done india proud..great..


Quite a simple dish, okra subzi looks delicious...We are proud to be Indians na:)


Love Okra..The recipe is simple and mouthwatering..


thank u vidhya for passing the award yaar...these days iam not feeling well because iam going to have my second child...now its 4th month yaar...so iam not able to cook and post...


Rehman, Made us (India) feel proud.. He deserves this!
Okra sabji looks delicious.. I have something for u in my blog.. Pls accept!


Very happy for AR Rahaman...hope he gets more credit and recognition for his work.Nice dish!


Dish looks very nice and can imagine the taste how good it will be. Nice entry for the event.


Lovely recipe and also congrats for your award!!:)
Yes, its a great pride for A.R.Rahman to have taken our Indian music go worldwide. JAI HO..!


We made a slightly different version of this last week..bhindi in any form is delicious to me..thanks for the entry


I too got goose bumps when he received the awards!
I too do the same as my lunch accompaniment,replacing the garam masala with home made sambhar powder:)
I will try this sometime for roti too!


My favourite too! I love bhindi with rice or roti! Yours looks good!


Okra sabji looks delicious.nice recipe vidas.


Hi Vidhya,
Please collect you well deserved award here! :)


Thank you friends for the lovley comments and support. It means so much to me.

Poornima Nair

I love okra and ur subzi looks delicious...


Thanks poornima for passing by and for the lovely comments.


this is my fav. curry. looks so delicious. Congrats on the award.


Thanks Uma.


vida excellent background.pleasing to eyes


We call it Bhindi Basar and its regular in my kitchen.We love it with some hot Khichdi and curd....yummmmm

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