Bhindi Fry / Okra Fry

Monday, January 12, 2009

With the New Year furore dying down, Iam back to my old self. Yes, like every other year, I did make some new year resolutions & like every other year, I convinently gave them up. After all , How can one turn over a new leaf, overnight?? Isn't it ?? ( I know I know, Lame excuses ) Well, Actually, I love my old self & so does my husband :D (assuming of course !!! )
Do bring on your experiences with the resolution this time ( I will smile a little on the inside, Always good to have some company :D )

I really haven't posted anything in a while. I have been feeling extremely lazy to blog. I did open up my laptop last night, but I really didn't know what to write ( I wonder if this happens to you guys too ) But, today I didn't let my laziness get the better of me & have come up with something I really like - An all time favorite, Bhindi Fry.

Ever since I remember, I have loved okra. I really do not know if eating Okra makes you sharper, but I insisted that my mom makes dishes with okra more often during exam times.(Now, don't laught at me. Iam sure you guys would have done some crazy stuff too ) Anyways, that really did not help me get good grades in Math. Nevertheless, Exam or no Exam, I love Okra & so does Shankar.

I often find myself making Bhindi Fry as it is rather easy to dish out & it goes really well with Rotis, Dal & rice. I like my Bhindi Fry a littly tangy Here's how I made it,

Preparation Time: 25 mins


  • 400g Okra - cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large red onion - finely chopped
  • 1 large tomato - finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies - slit lengthwise
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp amchur powder(dry mango )/ 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp kitchen king masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • salt as per taste
  • 3 tbsp oil


  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a heavy bottomed pan & add okra. Saute them on medium flame until the sliminess is reduced & the okra is half cooked. Transfer into a bowl & keep aside.
  • Heat another tsp oil in the pan, Add cumin seeds, once the seeds splutter, ass ginger-garlic paste & chopped onions, Saute until the onions turn pinkish
  • Add chopped tomatoes & red chilli powder. Cook until the raw smell disappears & oil separates.
  • Add the half cooked okra & mix well. Add Salt as per taste & let it cook on low flame until okra gets completely cooked. This should take less than 5 minutes.
  • Throw in the Garam masala, Kitchen king masala, amchur powder/lemon juice. ( I used lemon juice ) Mix well & serve.

Serve HOT with Rotis/Rice & Dal .. Enjoi !!

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