Bhindi Recipe: Amazing Recipes to Turn Okra Into Tasty Indian Dishes!

Bhindi Recipe: Amazing Recipes to Turn Okra Into Tasty Indian Dishes!
Stuffed Bhindi - Photo by Soniya Goyal from Flickr
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Tripboba.com - Bhindi, or in English called Okra, (ladies' fingers or ochro) is considered as a flowering plant that belongs to the mallow family. This cooking ingredient has amazing contents that will make you feel healthier.

Per 100 grams of Bhindi (Okra) contains calories, carbohydrate, protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Calcium, and many more. Bhindi (Okra) has an almost grassy flavor, but it is mild.

The raw Bhindi (Okra) is crunchy, but it will be tender when you slow-cook Bhindi. Bhindi (Okra) is beneficial for heart health, blood sugar control, even it is good for pregnant women. This type of plant also has anticancer properties that will be good for your body.

Is this your first time to cook bhindi (okra)? Worry not, Tripboba got you all covered with amazing Bhindi Recipe, including:

There are so many ways to cook bhindi (okra) into a tasty yet healthy dish, however, in this article, Tripboba will take you to the journey of amazing Indian Cuisine, and its wonderful Bhindi Recipe. Get your ingredients and equipment ready and let's get cooking the Bhindi Recipe!

Bhindi Masala Recipe

Bhindi Masala - Photo by arvind grover from Flickr

Ingredients:

  • 250 grams of Bhindi (okra)
  • salt
  • vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon of oil
  • 2 medium-sized onions (chopped)
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes (chopped or pureed)
  • 3/4 tablespoon of ginger & garlic paste
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 3/4 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon of garam masala

Instructions:

Step 1. Prepare the bhindi (okra) by adding salt and vinegar and then leave it for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, you can rub them and rinse well. Wipe the bhindi (okra) with a cloth and cut it into bite sizes.

Step 2. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to the heated pan.

Step 3. Add the chopped bhindi (okra) to the pan and cook them for about 5 to 7 minutes using medium heat. 

Step 4. While waiting for the bhindi (okra) to be cooked, you can prepare the other vegetables including chopping the onions, green chili, tomatoes, and also finely grated ginger and garlic.

Step 5. Remove the bhindi (okra) from the heat and save them on a plate.


Instructions for making bhindi masala:

Step 1. Heat the pan and add 2 tablespoons of oil. When it gets hot you can add a half teaspoon of cumin seeds. 

Step 2. Then, you can add the chopped onions that you have prepared. Cook the onion until it became translucent.

Step 3. Now, you can add the garlic and ginger paste. Add 3/4 tablespoon of it and saute until the ginger and garlic smells good. It may take about 1 minute.

Step 4. Add the cubed tomatoes to the pan and followed by a half teaspoon of salt. Keep cooking until the tomatoes become mushy. In this stage, you can add the spices such as red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala, and also coriander powder. Saute all the ingredients until it became thick.

Step 5. Now, you can pour 6 tablespoons of water into the pan and stir it well. Wait until the mixture becomes thick.

Step 6. Add the crushed Kasuri methi to the pan and then add the fried bhindi (okra). Mix everything well and cover the pan with lit. Keep cooking for about 2 to 3 minutes until it is done. You have to be careful when cooking bhindi (okra) because if you cook it for too long, it may get soggy.

Step 7. The Bhindi Masala dish is ready! Transfer it to the serving plate. You can enjoy it with plain rice, roti, or ghee. 

Aloo Bhindi Recipe

Bhindi - Photo by rovingI from Flickr

Ingredients:

  • 1 large potato
  • 200-250 grams bhindi (okra)
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes
  • 1 medium-sized onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • clove of garlic 
  • 1/2 ginger 
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder 
  • pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of dry mango powder (amchur)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dry fenugreek leaves (Kasuri methi)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions:

Step 1. Firstly, prepare all the ingredients. Rinse the bhindi (okra) and dry with a kitchen towel. Then cut the bhindi (okra) into 1-inch size. 

Step 2. Prepare the potato by peeling, rinsing, and cutting them into cubes. Next, we need to fry the potatoes until it becomes opaque. 

Step 3. Now, fry the bhindi (okra) until they completely cooked and side aside. 

Step 4. Using the same vegetable oil that you previously used to fry potatoes and bhindi (okra), now we will saute onions until it gets translucent.

Step 5. Then add the ginger0garlic paste into the pan.

Step 6. You can start adding the cubes tomatoes into the pan and saute until the tomatoes become soft.

Step 7. Now time to add all the spices (except garam masala and dried mango powder). 

Step 8. Potatoes and bhindi (okra) can be added in this stage. Give it a quick stir ad continue cooking for about a minute.

Step 9. You can process to the next stage which is adding the garam masala powder and dried mango powder. Stir it to combine all the ingredients well.

10. Lastly, you can add the Kasuri methi and also the sabzi and continue to cook for a minute.

11. The aloo bhindi recipe is ready to serve. Enjoy!

That is all about Bhindi Recipe that you should know to level up your cooking skill in Indian Cuisine. From the Bhindi Recipe that is mentioned above, which one is your favorite? Do not forget to practice this Bhindi Recipe at your home and enjoy the delicious Indian Dish with your family. Happy cooking!

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