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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bhindi (Okra) Subzi


1lb Okra 
1/2 Yellow onion (thinly sliced)
1/2 small Tomato (chopped) (optional)
3/4tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
3/4tsp Amchur powder (dry mango powder)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Red chilli powder
1/4 cup plain Yogurt
1tbsp Oil
How to:
  • Wash, dry and cut the okra into 1" pieces and keep aside.

  • Heat oil in a skillet, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add cumin seeds, followed by onions.

  • Saute the onions until tender, add turmeric powder and continue sautéing for 3-4 mins.

  • Then add the okra, mix well and cook along with salt and chilli powder for 8-10 mins in a medium flame. (Stir every 2 mins to avoid burning at the bottom.)

  • When the stickiness is all gone and the okra starts browning, add amchur powder, give it a quick mix,

  • Now, add the yogurt, stir and cook for a min or until the yogurt is all absorbed.

  • Then add the tomatoes and cook with lid closed for 2-3 mins. (Adding tomatoes gives nice color to the dish.)

Switch off and serve hot with chapathi or steamed rice.


  1. Hey Nidhya,
    How are you dear..
    Bhindi subji looks really nice, simple n homey !:)

  2. Thanks for the recipe. This came out really good. I've always struggled with cooking okra without making it too dry. I appreciate how easy you made it to follow your recipes.



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