Lightly Spiced Bhindi Ki Sabzi Recipe | Indian Spiced Okra

Lightly Spiced Bhindi Ki Sabzi Recipe | Indian Spiced Okra

This is one of my favourite vegetable dishes to have with dal and roti. Bhindi ki sabzi recipe is a dry vegetable curry recipe that uses okra and a few spices that enhance its flavour. I love the bhindi or okra flavour and I prefer the dry curry version where the okra flavour doesn’t get masked with other ingredients.

You can vary the amount of spice in the curry, but I do recommend using the same spices as I find that this combination works best for bhindi. Some people deep fry the okra and then toss it in spices and serve with chutney, I prefer to keep it healthy and with its original delicious flavour.

If you are not yet familiar with okra you need to try it, this is a healthy vegetable, In 100 grams of okra, you will have 20% of the daily value recommended for dietary fibre, vitamin C and vitamin k. It also has a moderate content of thiamin, folate and magnesium. In some countries, okra plant leaves are also used in salads, and a coffee-like beverage can be produced from the seeds of this vegetable.

There are a few tips you need to know to cook the okra. When buying okra look for the thinner ones (they have smaller seeds) and the skin should have a uniform green with no dark spots. This vegetable turns slimy in contact with water, you can completely avoid it by following the steps below.

How to prevent okra from becoming slimy:

  • Wash the bhindi or okra, then dry each and every piece very well before cutting it.
  • When slicing the bhindi if the knife gets slimy clean it before continuing to slice.
  • Cook the bhindi on a medium-high heat.
  • Add amchur (dry mango powder) or lemon juice while cooking, as the bhindi cooks it will naturally release its residual water and become slimy adding the amchur or lemon juice will prevent this from happening.

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AuthorAndreia MachadoDifficultyBeginner

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

 200 g Okra
 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
 1 tsp Cumin seeds
 1 pinch Asafoetida
 ½ tsp Chilli powder
 ½ tsp Turmeric powder
 ½ tsp Amchur | dry mango powder
 1 tsp Coriander powder
 Salt to taste

1

Wash the Okra, Pat dry very well, slice in chunks or lengthwise.

2

Heat up the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and asafoetida, let the seeds sizzle then add the turmeric, cook for a few seconds then add the okra.

3

Cook for 2 minutes then add the spices, red chilli powder, ground coriander and amchur (dry mango powder). Amchur prevents the okra from getting slimy, you can replace it with lemon juice.

4

Saute for a few minutes, season with salt and serve.

Ingredients

 200 g Okra
 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
 1 tsp Cumin seeds
 1 pinch Asafoetida
 ½ tsp Chilli powder
 ½ tsp Turmeric powder
 ½ tsp Amchur | dry mango powder
 1 tsp Coriander powder
 Salt to taste

Directions

1

Wash the Okra, Pat dry very well, slice in chunks or lengthwise.

2

Heat up the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and asafoetida, let the seeds sizzle then add the turmeric, cook for a few seconds then add the okra.

3

Cook for 2 minutes then add the spices, red chilli powder, ground coriander and amchur (dry mango powder). Amchur prevents the okra from getting slimy, you can replace it with lemon juice.

4

Saute for a few minutes, season with salt and serve.

Bhindi Ki Sabzi | Indian Spiced Okra


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