Friday, April 3, 2009

Dill Roti with Bhindi Masala

I first tasted Dill leaves in my hubby's aunt's house. She had added it to normal Dal vada along with onions. It tasted great. Though Bangaloreans use dill leaves a lot in cooking it was new for me. My MIL uses dill leaves whenever it is available. One day while just shopping I found a batch of nice green dill leaves which were inviting me to pick them up. I just bought them without having any particular dish in my mind. After coming home, I went through my bookmarks and saw Asha's dill paratha's and decided to go ahead with it. Since I did not have lot of ingredients in hand I altered it as per my availibility of ingredients. To go with the paratha's I made simple bhindi masala. 
To make Dill paratha's :
1.5 cups Wheat flour
1/2 cup chopped Dill leaves
1/4 cup Milk
1/2 tbsp Ajwain
1/2 tsp Jeera and Coriander powder
Salt to taste
1) Mix all the ingredients together to form a non sticky dough. Add water if required. Let the dough rest for sometime.
2) I rolled them as per directions given in Asha's blog.
Served them hot with bhindi masala.

Bhindi's are not usually available here. If we are lucky we get few tender bhindi from the imported section. When ever I buy bhindi I make only my tried and tested recipe so as to not to fail. This time I decided to make something other than my usual recipe and made this. I  just added ingredients as I felt like with no specific recipe in mind and the outcome was really good. 
Here is what's needed:
Fresh tender okra -20
2 medium Onion - Sliced
1 medium Tomato - chopped
1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp Cumin and Coriander powder
1 tsp red Chilli powder
1/4 tsp Amchur powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Garam masala
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tbsp
1) Wash and pat dry the okra. Slice the okra into long pieces. 
2) Heat oil and shallow fry the okra until brownish and crisp. Keep it aside. This prevents the end result from turning into gooey mixture.
3) In the same pan heat 1 tsp oil. Add cumin seeds when they splutter add in the onions. Fry until they turn gloden brown. Add in tomato's and cook until mushy.
4) Add in all the powders and stir for a minute before adding the fried bhindi. Saute well until masala is uniformly distributed.
5) Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Everytime I drop by at Ujwals place theres something very nice and delectable lovely Dill Roti and Bhindi Masala...

FH said...

YUMMY! Love the dill paratha with Bhindi. I am fortunate to get plenty of dill/Sapseege soppu here all year, OKra is always frozen for me!

Looks great Uj, enjoy. You can link my Dill parathas page, so others can take peek at them! :)

Gita Jaishankar said...

The combo of the dill paratha with the bindi sounds flavorful, I should try out this roti soon :)

Deepthi Shankar said...

I too use a lot of dill leaves, & we use it in Dal vada too, It would taste just great in rotis & love the Bhindi too

Uj said...


Oops, Sorry.. I missed linking to your blog on Dill Paratha, while I published it. Thank you for letting me know.

Manju said...

yummy!! have some dill leaves on me, but never tried parathas with them!

The bhindi also looks great!

Varsha Vipins said...

That sounds a great Combo Uj..!!:)

Cham said...

Like ur dill roti and okra looks wonderful!

Ashwini said...

Nice Combination..

Anonymous said...

Hey can you please post the recipe for tavve/touve which is basically a Karnatak style dal..i had this dish made with ridge gourd once and it was really yummy..i'll really appreciate it if i could have the recipe...

Uj said...

Thovve in Mangalore is simple daalithoy which I have already blogged about.. with ridgegourd I need to check.. will post if i get the recipe

Anonymous said...

Nice variation;

have you tried Dill Idlis A konkani delicacy! and one of my favorites!

... for the next time, Dill leaves invite you! Ha hA!

Nithya said...

All your dishes look absolutely yummy and nice. I like your writing a lot too. lovely blog on the whole.
Lot of dishes are new to me and sure I would try them soon.

First time here and will be here often too.

Take a peep at my blogs when you find time.

Swathy said...

U ve been tagged! :D