Sunday, May 11, 2014

Ladies Finger aka Bhindi Fry

Ladies finger / Bhindi / Okra is easily one of the relished vegetables. It is both healthy and yummy for our taste budz, given the varieties of dishes you can cook using the same. I am gonna share the very tasty form of bhindi fry that I used to relish while in Delhi.


  • Ladies Fingers : 15 - 20 Small-sized (For this fry, preferred to choose real small ones that can be used as is. If not, you can cut them into pieces of an inch or two max)
  • Onion : 2 big onions diced into small pieces
  • Curd : 2 tspns
  • Chillie Powder : 2-3 tspn (as spicy as desired)
  • Coriander Powder : 1-2 tspn 
  • Mango Powder : 1/2 tspn (optional)
  • Kasoori Methi : 1-2 pinches
  • Salt : To taste
  • Oil : To Fry (4-5 tspn)
  1. Wash and wipe the ladies fingers. If big ones, cut them into 1-2 inches long else can be used as is by removing the stem.
  2. In a kadai, add 2 tspn oil. When hot, add the ladies fingers and curd. Add 1/2 tspn salt and fry it. Till the stickiness is gone and they turn brownish (well cooked).
  3. Remove from fire and keep it aside.
  4. In the same kadai, add 2-3 tspn of oil. As it heats up, add onion. Fry till golden brown. 
  5. To this add the powders and salt (1 tspn or as rqd; remember you have added salt while cooking the ladies fingers in Step 2).
  6. Fry them for a minute or two and then add the ladies finger.
  7. Fry it for another 5-10 mts (if rqd add a tspn of oil) to ensure the masala mixes and ladies finger is well fried and cooked.
  8. Dress it with a pinch or two of kasoori methi (optional) and mix it for 2 seconds.
  9. Remove from fire and serve hot.
This can be had with hot fulkas / rotis and / or dhal rice etc. 

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