Thursday, November 30, 2017

Assamese Bhendir Sorsori - Ladies Finger in Mustard Sauce

 This was a wonderful sides made with Ladies finger in mustard sauce in Assam. 

For this November 2017 , we are making recipes from Assamese cuisine for Ssshhhh secretly cooking. I was paired with Sasmita of First Timer Cook. She gave me Turmeric powder and Mustard seeds as my secret ingredients. 

  I had read about of bengalis use mustard paste in their cooking, it was new to me that Assamese to use mustard paste in their curry and also Panch Poran ( A mixture of mustard seeds , fennel ,Nigella  seeds, cumin and Fenugreek , Known as  Pas Poran in Assamese. 

Requirements : 
20 Tender Ladies Finger 
1 tbs vegetable oil 
1 Bay Leaf 
1/2 tsp Panch Poran 
1/2  tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
Salt as Required
To Grind :
2 tbs Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder 
1/4 tsp ginger grated

Method : 

Wash and pat dry the ladies finger.

Cut off the ends and chop into a inch piece.
Soak the mustard seeds and grind along with ginger and turmeric powder. 
Heat oil in a pan , add bay leaf and let it fry in oil.
Add in the Panch Poran , let them crackle .
Add the chopped okra and fry in oil till it changes to light brown.
Now , add the chilli powder and salt , stir for two minutes.
Add the ground paste and mix well . Cook in medium flame for ten minutes.
I made it as drier version , you can taken off early if you want semigravy consistency.
Bhendir Sorsori is ready to serve.
Serve with Steamed rice or roti.

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