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Bhindi Fry Recipe

Updated By Geeta
Bhindi Fry Recipe-Bhindi fry is a regular Indian vegetable preparation made with stir-frying bhindi also called okra or lady's fingers. Spice-coated bhindi fry is a simple yet delicious side dish and can be paired with dal and chapati or kadhi and rice to enjoy the full Indian meal.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people
Calories 250 kcal


  • non-stick kadai or pan


  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 300 gm bhindi/okra/lady finger
  • 3 onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder


  • Firstly, heat 4 tbsp oil in a non-stick Kadai or pan. Add 1 tsp asafoetida (hing) to it. If you want you can use some cumin seeds also at this stage.
  • Add 300gm chopped bhindi/okra/ladies finger to the oil. As instructed, the okra or bhindi should be dried well before chopping them into piece
  • Stir gently to coat the bhindi well with oil as coated bindi will cook properly.
  • Further,  add 3 chopped onions to the bhindi. Mix them and continue cooking on medium to high flame.
  • Stir fry bhindi and onion together without covering the pan till onions are browned and bhindi is completely done.
  • Put the flame on low. Additionally, add 1 tsp coriander powder,1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp cumin powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp red chili powder to the okra.
  • Mix lightly so that masalas are coated well with okra/lady's fingers. The presence of some extra oil in bhindi will ensure that spices stick to stir-fried bhindi.
  • Let bhindi cook on low flame for a few minutes and switch off the gas.
  • Delicious bhindi fry sabzi is ready.


  • Dry the okra well before chopping them, and while chopping, keep wiping the knife with a paper napkin or a cloth to avoid transferring the slime to other bhindi.
  • While cooking okra, it should be well coated with oil. This also prevents okra from being sticky.
  • Do not cover the pan while stir-frying bhindi because the steam will make the okra soggy.
  •  While adding and mixing spice powder to the stir-fried okra, keep the flame low to avoid burning the spices in this Indian okra recipe.
  • Stir-fried bhindi with browned onion coated with spices gives a very good taste. However, if you want to use only bhindi, you can skip adding onions in this bhindi recipe.
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