Bhendichi Aamti with Kairi(Raw Mango)


This dish is also known as veg Fish.During month of shravan when some people dont eat non veg and crave for fish curry…this dish comes to rescue.Goes very well with steam rice.


250 gm Bhendi(lady finger/Okra).

4 pieces of Kairi(Raw Mango)

1 small Onion chopped.

1/4 cup grated Coconut.

1 cup Coconut milk.

6 Peppercorns.

2tbsp + 5 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste.

For the masala

1 medium sized Onion.

2 tbsp Dhana(corriander seeds)

5 tbsp Red chilli powder.

1 tbsp Haldi powder.

1 tsp Black pepper powder.


Grind all the masala ingredients to a fine paste.

Grind together grated coconut,peppercorns and half chopped onion to a fine paste.

Cut off the head and tail of bhendi.

Heat around 5 tbsp oil in a frying pan,shallow fry bhendi stiring well.

Remove on absorbant/tissue paper.

Apply masala paste to fried bhendi and keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadhai.Add half chopped onion,let it turn brown.

Add kairi and marinated bhendis.

Cook stiring well till masala starts leaving oil.

Add 1/4 cup water and salt.

Add coconut paste mix well and cook for 5 minutes.

Add coconut milk.Mix well.

Serve hot with steam rice or bhakri of your choice.

Tip-Dont boil the gravy after adding coconut milk.You can use fresh coconut milk or maggi coconut milk powder.Fried potatoes can also be added to this dish.

Happy Cooking !!!


Rava Fried Fish


This is an traditional malvani recipe,here Fish is coated with home made masala and rava and shallow fried till crisp.The fish fried in this way is crispy from outside and moist from and soft from within.

The fish can be marinated and stored in deep fridge for days and fried whenever required.

Fishes like Paplet,Bangda, Halwa,smSurmai,Prawns,Mandeli can be fried using this masala.

Here I have used Surmai (king fish).


2 pieces Surmai(King fish) Cleaned and washed.

Salt to taste.

1 tbsp Kokum Aagul.(Juice of Kokum)

1/4 cup Rice Flour.

1/4 cup fine Rava.

Oil for frying.

For the masala

1 medium sized Onion.

2 tbsp Dhana(corriander seeds)

5 tbsp Red chilli powder.

1 tbsp Haldi powder.

1 tsp Black Pepper Powder.


Add salt,turmeric and kokum aagul to wash and cleaned fish.Keep aside.

Place all the masala ingredients in a mixie jar and grind to a smooth paste using very little water.

Apply this masala on the fish.Leave it to marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.

20181209_211106Mix together rice flour and rava.

Heat Oil in a frying pan.

Coat the marinated fish with rava and rice flour mixture.Shallow fry in the oil till crisp from both the sides.


20181209_211245Drain on an absorbent paper to drain out excess oil.

IMG_20200728_030436Serve hot.

Tip:Kokum aagul is easily available in market,aagul is different from Kokum sharbat.Kokum sharbat has added sugar to it while aagul is just juice of kokum.

Happy Cooking !!!