bhindi ki sabji

Bhindi ki Sabji

Bhindi Hindi name for our much loved Okra! 

Bhindi ki Sabji is an authentic Indian delicacy, everyone has their preferred way of eating bhindi (Okra), some like it soft, just well done, some like it crisp, some prefer fried, & some want them stuffed.  Well, it tastes sumptuous anyway you cook it, the recipe we are making today is something I love, hassle free, quick & easy to go with roti or rice!

Yes! Who doesn’t love Okra we all do, right! After potatoes, Okra is my favourite vegetable,  for sure, & it’s gluten free, Obviously! 

It is one of the most loved veggie preparation of all times that I just love!  It’s  very easy to cook and  tastes delicious… As a kid I remember, mom used to prepare it every week during summers, Yeah, it’s a summer veggie that works all year round for me! Best part is me & hubby both love Okra. No fights on that! (Wink)

Let’s get going and make it; this serves two, you can double the quantities as needed!

Ingredients needed: 

  1. Okra/ Bhindi: 500gms , diced into small pieces. 
  2. Salt : To taste
  3. Olive oil: 2 Tbsp
  4. Mustard seeds: 1 Tsp
  5. Asafetida powder: 1/8 Tsp (a pinch) 
  6. Ginger-Garlic paste: 1 Tbsp 
  7. Red chilli powder/ Paprika : 1 1/2   Tsp
  8. Turmeric powder: 1/2 Tsp
  9. Cumin powder: 1/2 tsp 
  10. Coriander powder: 1/2 Tsp
  11. Lemon juice: 1 1/2   Tsp  
  12.  Fresh Coriander: handful, chopped. (for garnish) (optional)

Let’s make it:

  • In a non stick pan,  add the oil and mustard seeds,  once the seeds crackle,  add asafoetida powder  and stir well. 
  • Now, add ginger garlic paste,  turmeric,   cumin powder,  red chilli powder  and coriander powder. Give it a nice Stir and mix everything well.
  •  Now,  add  chopped Okra  to this masala,  and stir well,  mixing all the masala into the okra. 
  • Add salt to taste and give it a nice mix.
  •  let it cook on medium flame  with the lid on for 3 minutes and then take a lead off and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes until it is well done. ( it shouldn’t have any strings)
  •   I like my  okra  crispy  and so I cook it for another few minutes and it gets crispy. 
  • Once done add the coriander and mix well.
  •  Bhindi ki sabji is ready to  serve,  you can have it with Ragi roti  or steam rice, and it tastes delicious!

“Okra addict for life!”

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