Monday, August 13, 2007

Garden Harvest Recipes- Part 2

Dahi wali bhendi or Bendakaya Perugu pachadi (okra in yogurt sauce)
I came across Tomato Perugu Pachadi (yoghurt curry) in Sailu's blog and experimented it a little by adding okras to it. The results, you can see in the picture.

Bedakaya Perugu Pachadi (Okra- Yogurt based Chutney)


1 cup medium chopped Okra
1/2 cup tomatoes chopped or puree
1/2 cup chopped red onions
1 1/2 cup yogurt
2-3 green chillies
1/2 tsp turmeric
Fresh chopped cilantro

For tempering

1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp split moong dal
2-4 dry red chillies
dash of Asafoetida
2 tbsp curry leaves
2tsp oil


In a deep bottomed pan, add oil and temper with all the given ingredients. Add onions and saute till translucent. Add the chopped okra and fry along with the onions until soft. Also add turmeric, tomato, salt and green chillies. Let them get cooked for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool. Beat the yogurt and add it to this mixture. It goes great with rice.


Methi Aloo/ Fenugreek leaves with potato

3 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
1/2 cup of Methi/ fenugreek leaves
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
dash of Asafoetida


In a pan add 2 tbsp oil and splutter the cumin seeds. Also add asafoetida and onions. Fry till translucent. Add the potatoes, turmeric, chilli powder, methi leaves and salt. Cover with lid and cook for about 10 - 12 minutes on medium heat till the potatoes are done. Delicious Aloo- methi is ready.

All these going to Green Blog Project hosted by Deepz of Letz Cook.

My Many Many Thanks to Cynthia of Tastes like Home for giving me this fabulous award. I really don't know if truly deserve it.

I wanted to pass this award to Sandeepa, Sra, Sig, Viji, Asha, Sia and Shn. But since they already possess the awards, I pass it to

Sailu of Sailu's food
WokandSpoon of Wok and Spoon
Trupti of The Spice who loved me
Kajal of Kajal dreams
Anh of Food lover's Journey
Musical of Musical's Kitchen
Dear friends you truly Rock


SeeC said...

You deserve it Sharmi.
Loved your fenugreek leaves. Lovely spread.

FH said...

You do rock girl,accept it with a smile!:))
Great entry.Love the Okras,I got some too, not enough to cook a whole dish but few.Both look delicious,enjoy.

Kay said...

oh, you do! you rock, girl!

Sharmi, I'm amazed at the spreads that you make and so beautifully picture it for us.

Well deserved award, and hearty congratulations!!! :)

musical said...

Hey Sharmi, you are coming up with these lovely homegrown vegetables and cool recipes one after another, dear! Yes, you really rock! and thanks a ton for the mention, dear :).

Suganya said...

Rocking Gal ;) .. Nice.. Harvest looks healthy..

Anh said...

oh girl, these are excellent. i am so envious with all of your garden harvest! =)

And thanks honey for the award. :D

Cynthia said...

Your garden harvest is delicious! And of course you deserve the award! Hugs.

Anonymous said...

congratulations for the award and those home grown veggies r great.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

wow sharmi loved your okra and mehi leaves. Amazing !!!

Richa said...

methi & bhindi looks lovely.
btw, did u have to sprout the methi seed, or didi u plant the seeds directly? how long did it take to get to this. thanks

TBC said...

Congrats on the award, Sharmi.Your pachadi recipe is a lot like the vendakka kichadi( veg in a yogurt based gravy) that we make( not khichdi with rice & dal)

Swaruchy said...

I fell in love with ur garden Sharmi......I really wish I had one like urs dear :-)
Btw,I am Sri...just changed my profile name to my real name:-)
Nice pics...Good one dear:-)

archana said...

Congrats Sharmi :) you rock girl. Vegees look fresh and nice.Nice recipes and good entry :)

Sig said...

Of course you rock Sharmi... well deserved it is!! Congratulations :), and looking at that harvest with envious eyes... :)

Coffee said...

A beautiful harvest again and congrats on the awards. :)

Regarding your question on the blog...... no I haven't. I might have more entries.... so though will send it to you all together instead of spamming your mail box one by one. :)

amna said...

thank you so much for the wishes sharmi :)

really jealous of all of you out there who have such amazing veg gardens..

Raaga said...

Congratulations Sharmi :-)

Love your home grown stuff. I have started with a curry leaves plant... let's see if that works :-)

sra said...

Congrats, Sharmi! And thanks for thinking of me.
The okra pachadi is a first for me!

Lia said...

Hi am new here, ur food looks so tempting, love to try it soon :)

Sia said...

u rock girl:)
i just loved seeing those pretty okras growing so happily. darn this weather... nothing came from my veg patch:(

Viji said...

Wanted to visit your garden once Sharmi. Very green. Viji

Seema Bhat said...

Sharmi, Congratulations girl. You do rock. As I always kept saying you were great right from the beginning. Keep up the good work. Cooking something from your own garden harvest feels so good right? and the dish automatically tastes yummy. Okra patch looks delicious. I need to try growing okra next time. Loves and wishes again.

Anonymous said...

Lovely spread. Congratulations for receiving an award, you truely deserve it.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Congrats for that Award Sharmi. You deserve it for your musical header!

It is raining Okra in the blogosphere! Or is there a okra event?
Your garden is nice.

Bong Mom said...

Sharmi you really have a great veggie patch. Loved the okra recipes, on of my fav veggies.

Thanks for thinking of me and you sure do Rock :)

Laavanya said...

Congrats on your award Sharmi - you definitely rock.

Loved the aloo-methi and the okra looks good too. Once again, great garden you have there.

Anonymous said...

Lovely garden there, Sharmi! Of course you ROCK!!-:)
And thank you for the award, its appreciated very much, Sharmi.:)

Suma Gandlur said...

Bendakaya looks yum with that red hue. I have heard that my MIL prepares bendakaya perugu pachchadi but I have never tried it.
I also have a post of (onion less) aloo methi on my blog. :)

Sharmi said...

Richa, I planted the seeds directly. that works all the time. Thanks.

Sharmi said...

Thanks Coffee, no problem:)

Suma, will be right there.

Shubha Ravikoti said...

thanx sharmi.... this from the garden post looks so good and the masaledaaar bhindi looks amazing.. will try it tell u...

Prajusha said...

congrats for the award.Nice recipes and Good entry.

Jyothi said...

Hi Sharmi! Congrats dear. great recipe. Just love it. Both veggies are my favourite. Never tried the combo. Looks wonderful and yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Roopa said...

congratS sharmi! and you surely Rock :). wow the okras and methi are looking so healthy and dishes look delicious too enjoy your harvest :)

TNL said...

you rock for sure!!!!

thanks for passing it to me too!

many hugs, I'll be back to blogging in September.


Mishmash ! said...

You re the only one who makes a feast for rci u re sure rock !!! :)))) Okra looks quite glamourous in there :)


SMN said...

Happy Independence Day Sharmi and Congarts for the award.. keep rockinn.. girl.. Nice gren harvest recipes..

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Well sharmi u can keep eya chombu on gas..but on low flame... when the rasam boil in it it gives that out of the world taste... some people cook in other vessel and then pour the hot rasam in the eyam chombu...u need to be careful... coz its less heat resistant and melts easily....thanx for visitng my blog dear.

Padma said...

Sharmi, congratulations on the well deserving award, you really rock.. those garden pics of okra and methi are simply superb...tx for sharing

Kajal said...

Really you work nice then you deserve it my dear.:)
Very nice recipe.:))

WokandSpoon said...

Thanks for the award! ;-)