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 )
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*  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!!!

    29 comments :

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

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

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    3. this is soooo yummy. loved it

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

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

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

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    7. wow looks yummy and healthy okra..

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

      Deepa
      Hamaree Rasoi

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    9. Love this fabulous and flavourful bhindi, delicious!

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

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

      Sunanda's Kitchen

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

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    13. I love okra and this sounds so delicious!

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

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

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

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    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

      Cheers
      Sandhya's Kitchen

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

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

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

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    21. One of my favorite veggie :)

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

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

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

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    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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