Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bhindi Fry – Okra Fry


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            Bhindi is one of my favorite vegetable. Mom used to regularly send Bhindi fry as part of my school lunch. I have loved the Bhindi fry even my daughter likes it in all way. Bhindi fry is simple and quick stir fry can be served for lunch or dinner. Bhindi/okra/Lady’s finger is low in calories and plenty of vitamin A, C and fiber. This is one of the very simple Bhindi fry which I like to make often. Steamed rice with Tadka dal are much liked accompaniment with this Bhindi fry.

            Kokum is another ingredient which I used to add for sour twist, quite like the tamarind because this can reduce fat, purify blood, digestion and also reduce cholesterol!


Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Serves: 2

 

Ingredient

Bhindi

3 cup

Oil

3 tsp

Green chilies

3 - 4

Cumin seeds

1/2 tsp

Garlic

3

Mustard seeds

1/2 tsp

Curry leaves

1 string

Asafetida

A pinch

Turmeric

1/4 tsp

Sugar

1/4 tsp

Kokum

2 - 3

Lemon juice

1 tsp

Salt

As per taste

How to make ?

  • Wash Bhindi in water. Dry them with cloth or paper napkin. Keep in air for sometime to dry them completely. This helps to remove slim.

  • Cut the head and tails of Bhindi and chop them into small pieces. Also finely chop green chili and garlic.

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  • Heat oil in fry pan. Add kokum and garlic, sauté for a min. then add cumin, muster seeds, green chilies, curry leaves, asafetida and fry for few seconds.

  • Add Bhindi, turmeric and sugar. Stir gently. Let the Bhindi cook on medium flame for 8/10 min. till it becomes soft and shrink.

  • Finally add salt, lemon juice and cilantro & sauté for 5 min.

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  • Served hot with rice, roti.

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Note :
  • Dry Bhindi completely, if there is any moisture left, then it will become soggy or sticky.

  • I avoid to cover and cook because of moisture it will become sticky or soggy.

  • Always use wide bottom pan to cook faster.

  • Select small and thin Bhindi for best taste. Check the tenderness by quickly bending its tail. If it breaks quickly then it is fresh and soft.If its bend fully and does not break then Bhindi is too old and raw.


40 comments:

  1. I love okra in any form....This looks inviting. :)

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  2. Healthy okra's ...Adding Kokum is new to me...nice post Sony

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  3. This looks so tasty..use of kokum is really new to me..

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  4. This okra preparation is healthy and also tasty.

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  5. I love okras, had them today infact, but these look so different and very appetizing!!

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  6. Bhindi is my favorite too.. Nice click..

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  7. okra fry looks perfect..would love to have this with rotis..

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  8. Adding kokum is new to me.sounds yummy !

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  9. I cant take my eyes of off them!!

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  10. yum yum... Bhindi back in season :)

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  11. i too love this quick and yummy bhindi fry...

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  12. Our favourite dish bhindi fry with a twist..liking it

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  13. very yummy bhindi fry..i have never added kokum ..will try ur recipe..

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  14. Never says no to bhindi fry, love that bowl of delicious fry.

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  15. Delicious okra fry......and healthy too....

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  16. What a nice presentation, the bhindi fry looks too good!

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  17. this looks delicious..... perfect combo with rice.....

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  19. Simply yet fabulous. Okra is something I use often and nice to discover what I can do with it for the next round.

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  20. Cooking okra with out the seeds coming out is real challenge. btw, why did u kokum here?

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    1. Kokum like tamarind, gives different taste to Bhindi. Try it & let me know your feedback. I am sure you will love it.......

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  21. Bindi fry looks very delicious dear.

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  22. ahh... it looks so good...love okra and that stir fry is so making me tempt

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  23. Dish looks very fresh.Awesome recipe.

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  24. wow ..lovely bhindi fry ... inviting ..pics . :)

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