Bhindi Do Pyaza and Bhindi Masala Recipe

Bhindi or Okra is a vegetable typical of Asian countries, is commonly called "lady fingers" for the tapered shape. Outwardly it resembles small pointed zucchinis, while the inside is completely different. The baking gives them a thickening power in sauces, and the flavor is very delicate in my opinion combine well with any spice. Also known as Okra, Bhindi is the Indian name of these pentagonal pods with a delicate flavor that Indians cook with a lot of spices and chili.


1 cup ladies finger
2 onions
2 green chilies
2 tbsp chopped coriander
1 tsp pepper powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
4 tbsp oil
1 cup curd
1 tsp dried mango powder
Salt to taste

Recipe Method:

Cut ladies finger into inch pieces. Roughly slice onions, and keep them aside. Also slit green chillies into 2 pieces. Add turmeric powder, dried mango powder, red chili powder, curd and salt.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and crackle cumin and mustard seeds, green chillies and add chopped coriander leaves and sliced onions and fry until they turn pink. Add little salt and remove them and keep aside.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in the same pan and add chopped ladies fingers and fry on high flame for 3 minutes stirring occasionally.

Add sugar and reduce the flame and fry for 10 minutes until cooked. Add salt and pepper powder and fried onions and give a good stir and fry for another minute.

Serve hot with rice or roti.

Bhindi Masala Recipe


Ladies finger: 250 gm
Thickly sliced onion: 100 gm
Mustard seeds: 2 gm
Green chili (slit): 5 gm
Turmeric powder: 2 gm
Red chili powder: 5 gm
Mango kashundi: 75 gm
Kashundi: 25 gm
Mustard oil: 50 gm
Salt: to taste
Sugar: to taste


Cut the ladies fingers into two inch long pieces and fry in hot oil till crisp. Heat mustard oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds and green chilies. When the mustard seeds start to splutter add the sliced onions and stir till it turns transparent. Add the fried ladies fingers together with the rest of the ingredients. Toss on high heat and add seasoning to taste.