Monday, June 28, 2010

Guest Post - 17 : Today's Guest - Jyoti

Today, we have Jyoti from Panch Pakwan is with us. Jo's blog completed 200 posts recently and she is blogging for more than an year now. Now, let us hear from her.

Nithu's Kitchen : Tell us about you Jyoti.
Jyoti : First, let me thank Nithu for this wonderful opportunity. I felt happy, when she asked me for a guest post. Now about me...My name is Jyoti. I had lived in Karnataka and Maharasthra. I love to cook and eat as well. My love for food started when I was outside my home for education and that was time when I understood the meaning of FOOD, FAMILY & FRIENDS.

Nithu's Kitchen : What are your interests apart from cooking?
Jyoti : I love to paint, decorate the home and of course love to blog :-)

Nithu's Kitchen : When did you start your blog?
Jyoti : It's almost one and a half year and when I look back now, I really feel so happy. I never ever thought I would complete 200 posts so soon!!

Nithu's Kitchen : Congrats Jyoti for completing more than an year with 200 recipes in this bloggy world. What made you to start a blog?
Jyoti : I started my blog basically to store all authentic recipes shared by my Mother, Aunts and Friends.

Nithu's Kitchen : What type of cuisine does your blog focus?
Jyoti : As I had lived in Karnataka and Maharasthra, my blog is influenced by both the states cuisines. You can also find some new recipes that I learnt after coming here.

Nithu's Kitchen : When did you start to cook?
Jyoti : From my college days.

Nithu's Kitchen : Do you remember the very first dish you made?
Jyoti : I really don't remember my very first dish :-(

Nithu's Kitchen : Heard you had an unforgettable incident related to Kadi preparation. Share us that incident.
Jyoti : Ya sure..It was dinner time and I was in hurry to make Kadi. To make creamy kadi we have to cook on very low flame. Till 5-6 minutes it was going good and really I don't know what went wrong (may be the flame was high!!!) the kadi got spoiled. Then we ended up with eating rice and curd :-(

Nithu's Kitchen : What do you have today to share with us.
Jyoti : I am sharing a recipe for Bhendi / Okra Masala.

Nithu's Kitchen : Why did you select this dish.
Jyoti : Being vegetarian I love to try simple recipes with new twist. Bhendi sabji is one of my favorite and I have use cashew nuts instead of peanuts in the recipe.


10-12 Orka / Bhendi
1 Onion (finely chopped)
1 tsp Tamarind paste
Jaggery to taste
2-3 Tbsp Cashew nuts (used roasted)
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Red chili powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Coriander powder
2 tsp Oil
Sal to taste
For Tempering / Tadaka:
Few curry leaves
Cumin seeds
Mustard seeds


1. Heat the pan with oil, add cumin seeds , allow them to splutter.
2. Add onion and fry till they turn light brown color. Add tamarind paste, jaggery, salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and fry for 3-4 minutes.
3. Add cashew nuts and turn off the heat. Put this in to blender and make a coarse paste. (If the paste is very dry add very little water.)
4. Stuff this above made masala paste into bhendi. Heat the pan and place these stuffed bhendi. If masala paste is left then add this paste too. Add some water. Cook till the bhendi turns soft.
5. Once the sabji is ready. Make the tempering and pour over the stuffed bhendi masala.
6. Serve with hot chapati/ roti / rice.

Nithu's Kitchen : Thank you so much Jyoti.

Dear Friends, Hope you all love Jyoti's wonderful Bhendi Sabji recipe. If you are interested to be featured as Nithu's Kitchen's guest, please do mail to


Mythreyi Dilip said...

Bhendi sabji looks delicious...
Congrats Jyoti and kudos Nithu:)

Kiran said...

Nithu one more wonderful guest post with one more lovely guest.Nice to know more about you Jyoti.

Kiran said...

Nithu one more wonderful guest post with one more lovely guest.Nice to know more about you Jyoti.

Guna's kitchen said...

wow bhendi sabji luks very delicious and tempting... its really new dish to me .. thanx to nithu and jyothi for this wonderful post.... happy to know more about you jyothii

Simplyfood said...

Its good to know more about you jyoti.Bhindi is one veg I am not too keen on but looking at your recipe I feel I want to try it.Dish looks wonderful and I love the spicy gravy coating the bhindi.

Panchpakwan said...

Thank you so much Nithu.. I am so happy to see my recipe..:) Hope eveyone likes it...

Swathi said...

Nice to know about Joyti Nithu. Her dishes are always good. This one is very nice.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Nice knowing about Jyothi..Bindi Masala looks so good !!

Unknown said...

Nithu, another wonderful blogger featured. Love these guests posts. I love Panch Pakwan blog :)

Unknown said...

It was really nice knowing about Jyoti..Great post, Nithu..

Krishnaveni said...

glad to know more about Jyoti...great job Nithu. delicious okra masala

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

Lovely post Nithu.
Interesting to know more about Jyoti

Rachana said...

It was nice reading about Jyoti. Bhindi is one of my very fav veggi and this sabji looks so mouthwatering :-)

Mina Joshi said...

Great Post Nithu. Nice to meet another blogger too. The okra curry looks great.

sonu said...

lovely interview nithu...its so wonderful to know abt our blogger frends..kudos to u :)

Niloufer Riyaz said...

nice to know about Jyoti!! lovely bindi masala

BeenaShylesh said...

nice to read about a new blogger friend..thank you neethu for introducing her to us....

will surily vist her blog...

Shobha said...

Loved reading Jyothi's interview and thanks for the introduction Nithu.
The bhindi masala looks awesome.


Nice to know more about jyothi...Bhinidi Masala looks tempting...

GayathriRaj said...

Hey Nithu again a wonderful guest post from u...I really appreciate ur interest of doing thi regualrly....too good one...and stuffed okra is too good and one of my fav dish Jyoti....thats so nice of u Nithu...keep going...