Malvani Kurkuri Bhindi Recipe – Moongphali Bhindi Sabzi

Malvani Kurkuri Bhindi Recipe is a delicious lady finger recipe using the aromatic malvani masala from the coastal region of Maharashtra. The malvani masala is pungent and quite aromatic as compared to the regular garam masala.  Bhindi (Lady Finger/Okra), Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali), Oil, Coriander (Dhania) Seeds, Dry Red Chilli, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Fennel seeds (Saunf), Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Ajwain (Carom seeds), Whole Black Peppercorns, Nutmeg powder, Nagkesar/cassia buds, Asafoetida (hing), Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini), Cloves (Laung), Star anise, Stone flower, Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)   500 grams Bhindi (Lady Finger/Okra) , washed and cut into small pieces 1/4 cup Roasted Peanuts (Moongphali) , roasted and crushed 2 tablespoons Oil Ingredients to prepare malvani masala 1 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds 2 Dry Red Chilli 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1/2 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf) 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds) 1/4 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg powder 1/4 teaspoon Nagkesar/cassia buds 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing) 1 Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) 3 Cloves (Laung) 1 Star anise 1 Stone flower 1 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)     10   20     To begin making the Malvani Kurkuri Bhindi Recipe, we first prepare the malvani masala.Heat a small pan and dry roast the ingredients mentioned in the malvani masala table in low heat. Once  cool, grind it to a fine powder using a hand blender and keep aside.In the same pan dry roast the de skinned peanuts in low heat and once its cool, roughly pound the peanuts using a mortar and pestle and keep aside.Now, heat oil in a wide pan on medium flame. Add the cut bhindi to the oil and saute until it is half cooked and becomes non sticky. This will take around 10 minutes.Now, add the freshly prepared malvani masala, season with salt and saute until the bhindi is fully cooked and turns crispy.Switch off the flame, add the crushed roasted peanuts and mix well.Serve the Malvani Kurkuri Bhindi Recipe along with Steamed Rice and Dal Tadka for a simple yet yummy weeknight dinner.