Food,  Vegetarian

Bhindi (Okra)

I love bhindi, my mom always makes it with almost twice as many onions than bhindi and it’s absolutely delicious.  I actually didn’t know okra by it’s english name until I went looking for it in a grocery store and realized I had only ever heard the urdu word for it.  That made me realize that there were a few other lentils, vegetables, and spices that I couldn’t identify in english. 

This is a super simple recipe with only a few ingredients.  Unlike most desi recipes this one doesn’t require using ginger or garlic.  
Okra is really slimy so you have to shallow fry it until the slime is gone before adding the tomatoes and onions.   

Bhindi (Okra)

2 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin
1/2 kg okra 
2 onions, sliced lengthwise
2 tomatoes, chopped
salt to taste
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
4-5 green chilies


  1. Wash and dry the okra. 
  2. Trim the ends and cut the okra’s in approximately  1/2 inch pieces.
  3. Heat oil to medium-high heat and add cumin. Once the cumin starts crackling add the okra. 
  4. Stir fry the okra until the slime is gone. 
  5. Add the Salt, chili powder, corriander, and turmeric and fry for  2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Add the green chilies, sliced onion and tomatoes hen lower the heat to, cover and let steam for about 20-25 minutes.  Stirring occasionally in-between.
  7. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with flat bread.

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