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Bhindi Do Pyaza

Geetha Priyanka
Bhindi do pyaza is a simple and delicious sauteed okra. Check out the detailed recipe with process shots and video. This dish tastes good with naan, chapati, great as a side dish with rice-dal, rice- rasam, lemon rice and coconut rice.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Curries, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people


1 cup = 250ml ; 1 tbsp =15ml

    Vegan, Gluten free

    • 3 + 2 tbsp Oil
    • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
    • 350 gms Bhindi / Okra
    • 2 Onions medium, finely chopped
    • 1 Onion small, cut into cubes
    • 1 Tomato medium, deseeded & cut into cubes
    • 2 Tomatoes small, finely chopped
    • 1/2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
    • a pinch Turmeric
    • 2 tsp Chilli powder
    • as required Salt
    • 1 tsp Coriander powder
    • 1 lime Lime juice
    • handful Coriander
    • 3 tbsp Water


    • Heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan on medium heat.
    • Fry okra for 10 minutes or until okra turns light brown on some edges. Keep stirring occasionally.Transfer fried okra to a bowl.
    • In the same pan, fry onion cubes for a couple of minutes or until they are soft.
    • Transfer them to a pan.Now heat 2 tbsp oil on medium heat in the same pan.
    • Add cumin and cook until they start to pop.Now add chopped onions and saute for 2-3 minutes or until they are soft and translucent.
    • Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute or until raw aroma vanishes.
    • Now add tomatoes and saute for a minute.
    • Add coriander powder, chili powder, turmeric, salt, mix until well combined and cook for 5- 8 minutes or until tomatoes are soft and mushy. Keep stirring frequently to avoid burning at the bottom of the pan.
    • Now add water, mix well and cook for a couple of minutes.
    • Add okra and mix until well combined.
    • Finally, add in tomato cubes, onion cubes, coriander, lime juice, mix until well combined.Serve hot bhindi do pyaza with paratha, roti or naan.



    Adjust spices per your preferred spice level.Cut each okra into 1 or 2-inch size pieces.
    Generally, any bhindi recipe requires more oil to minimize sliminess.
    For this recipe, you can even add 1 tbsp extra oil, however, do not cut down the oil than the above-mentioned quantity for this recipe.
    Keyword bhindi do pyaza, easy okra recipe, okra side dish
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