Thursday, May 26, 2011

Stir-fried Okra ( Fried Bhindi )

Stir-fried Okra ( Fried Bhindi ) ....  A simple & easy recipe of chopped okra pieces stir fried with onion, tomato & spices.

Stir-fried Okra ( Fried Bhindi )

*  Prep. Time : 20 minutes
*  Cook Time : 25 - 30 minutes
*  Serves : 4

Ingredients :
  • 500 gm. Okra / Ladyfinger ( Bhindi )
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 125 gm. onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/8 tsp. nigella seeds ( kalonji )
  • 1/2 tsp. carom seeds ( ajwaiin )
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp. crushed red chilies
  • 1 tbsp. crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt ( or to taste )
  • 250 gm. tomatoes, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 small raw mango, peeled & grated
Method :
  • Wash the okra and pat dry with absorbent paper( it should be dry to cut or they will become slimy).
  • Slice of tops and and ends and discard. Slice okra crosswise into 1/2 inch thickness, keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok over medium heat and fry onion till soft.
  • Add the okra & cumin seeds; continue frying, stirring gently for another 4 - 5 minutes on High flame.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients.
  • Mix and cook ( uncovered & stirring occasionally ) on low heat for ( 20 - 25 minutes ) till okra is tender & the sticky texture disappears.
  • Fry on medium heat for 2 -3 minutes till it leaves oil.
  • Serve hot with chapati / paratha.

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


    1. hmmm..Bhindi is one of among my all time favorite this recipe..& thanks for sharing my dear :)

    2. Hi. Liked the add of nigella in Okra.

    3. this is soooo yummy. loved it

    4. Delicious and this veggies so much,adding nigella sounds delicious.

    5. Always love this stir fry... Would be great with anything...

    6. This is one tongue tickling okra the ingredients especially the addition of nigella and mango.
      Don't know how I missed the peanut butter crisscrosses..they are really cute.

    7. wow looks yummy and healthy okra..

    8. Lovely looking Bhindi Fry. Making me drool for it. Wonderful clicks.

      Hamaree Rasoi

    9. Love this fabulous and flavourful bhindi, delicious!

    10. Okra is always yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    11. Stir fried okra looks inviting..I too made it like this..

      Sunanda's Kitchen

    12. looks yum and its my daughter's favorite .....

    13. I love okra and this sounds so delicious!

    14. That's an spicy and yummy looking stir fry of okra....

    15. Wow, my fav vegetable of all! Never tried it with Ajwaiin seeds though...thanks for the recipe!

    16. A very simple n favorite curry.. Addition of nigella is new to me..

    17. Yet another Okra recipe.. just commented on one at another blogger's space...

      Such a nice and a flavourable seasoned recipe .. to go well with phulka's

      Sandhya's Kitchen

    18. Thank you everyone for stopping by. Very glad to hear positive comments from you :)

    19. Okra is my fav veggie...this one sounds simple and flavourful

    20. I love okra and this looks like a great way to make it! Love all the spices in this flavorful dish.

    21. One of my favorite veggie :)

    22. Totally love this dear ~ just need some parathas to polish it off :D
      US Masala

    23. Thank you Sharmilee, Faith, Madhu & Aipi for liking it :)

    24. Hey I have okra stir-fry in my drafts :) Yours look even better than the ones I make!

    25. Thank you so much dear. I'm sure your clicks would be much better than mine. Looking forward to your post :)


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