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Cooking post 1-Bhindi Fry

My son wanted me to teach him cooking, since I travel a lot, I decided to start blogging all of his favorite dishes. Okra is one of his most favorite dish. I will be posting more dishes in the future.

Fried okra( Bhindi fry)


Fresh Okra – 1 pound

Onion -1 medium

Garlic -2 cloves

Tomatoe – 2 medium

Green chilly -1 or 2 depending on how spicy you want it to be

Red chilly powder – 1/4 tablespoon

Coriander powder-1 tablespoon

Cumin powder -1 tablespoon

Salt to taste

Olive oil

Mustard – 1/4 tablespoon

Fresh ciliantro to garnish

Step -1

Wash okra thoroughly and allow to drain all water and air dry for a little bit.

Step -2

Wipe the okra completely dry. Make sure there is no moisture at all, otherwise when u cut them you would see a lot of slime coming out of it.

Step 3

Cut the okra as shown. You could take 2 okra at a time clipping of the head .

This is how it will look when you have cut all the okra

Step 4

Take olive oil in a medium sized pan, when oil is hot spread mustard in the pan. Take caution if oil is hot, the mustard will start to splatter as soon as it hits the oil in the pan.

Step 5

Onces the mustard splatter’s add the cut okra and start sauteing them. It will take 15 mins to cook on a medium flame.

Caution: Do not close okra with a lid , keep the okra open in the pan and cook it. If u close the lid then okra will become very slimy.

Step 6

While okra is cooking , cut one onion, 2 clove of garlic, one Serrano pepper and 2 medium size tomatoe’s.

Step 7

Take another pan with some olive oil , once oil is hot add chopped onion,garlic,green chilly and tomatoe.

Step 8

Once onion,garlic,green chilly and tomatoes are cooked well. U have to add 1 tsp of coriander powder, 1tsp of cumin powder, 1/4 tsp of red chilly powder and salt to taste. Add very little bit of water in order to cook the masala ingredients added. After the above mixture is cooked, you can add it with the okra cooking in another pan. Mix well. Don’t add too much of water since it’s a dry item and not gravy.

Step 9

When mixed well the finished product looks like shown on the picture. Garnish with cut cilantro .

You could enjoy with  hot white rice or hot chappati’s ( Indian home made bread)


5 replies »

  1. YUM especially because i know your bhindi is really good lol Do you think I can use frozen okra? I never seem to find fresh in houston close by. When mom visited she brought her own okra form subzi mandi to make this lol

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