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Bhindi

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The Indian vegetarian cuisine lists Ladies finger as a staple much-loved vegetable cooked to perfection with minimal ingredients just to make it scrumptious with the flavour of Okra. It is gluten-free soy-free North Indian recipe where the perfect blend of savoury and pungent spices gives the dish a real flavour explosion.

The delicious spicy Okra made with the perfect blend of spices and authentic herbs is a famous recipe loved by all. The dish is made from the delicious tossing of the cut vegetable Okra with a blend of varied spices like powdered mongo and cumin (jeera).

Basic Information
The fried version can be made like a smoky, spicy, flavoursome recipe. It is a jiffy quick meal often made in north Indian homes as a dry vegetable; nevertheless, it can be made into a vibrant and tender gravy dish one, plated with a burst of flavours and cream.

  • Simple bhindi masala is a low-fat version where the stir fry method can be used instead of deep fry to reduce oil intake.
  • Okra or Bhindi Masala is made from 100% pure herbs and spices.
  • It is one of the 100% vegans – vegetarian recipes.
  • The dry version is gluten-free, without any artificial colour, flavour and preservatives.
  • It is a low calorie, high protein option.
  • Raw pods are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, thiamin, magnesium and folate. Freshly picked ones can be stored for 3 to 4 days.
  • It can be served with roti or rice.
  • It can be taken every day and is offered in most Indian/Veg Tiffin Service.

About Bhindi
Fried okra is a very popular dish. Okra can pre-cooked, roasted or grilled or added to curry dish with acidic ingredients like tamarind or tomatoes to reduce the sliminess.

Okra pods are mucilaginous which makes it slimy when cooked. Some folks do not like this texture and adding salt towards the end of the cooking process, or soaking cut vegetables in vinegar for half an hour before cooking reduces the sliminess. Fresh bhindi okra should not be washed after cutting because water increases the sliminess and stickiness of the vegetable.

Restaurant Bhindi

Dry Bhindi is a crispy delicacy prepared with cornmeal or seasoned flour mixed with spices like cayenne pepper, cumin and chilly. Bhindi curry made with tomatoes, smoked paprika and cayenne, is often served by Indian dhabas / restaurants.

Some restaurants cook it with mutton where they use stored cupboard spices along with puréed onions, garlic and ginger to create an authentic flavour which can be made with tender lamb curry or meat.

Homemade Bhindi
At home chopped bhindi and slit green chilli are sauteed in oil on medium heat and when the bhindi shrinks and is no slimier or sticky, salt and herbs are added.

How to serve?
Bhindi / Okra have a high nutritious value and of course amazing taste. Ladies finger masala dry is an ideal accompaniment with chapati in the form of a sabzi. It can be served with steamed rice, dal and ghee for lunch or dinner.

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