Bhindi Curry

Here is an unusual bhindi curry recipe. This okra recipe is spicy yet very tasty.

2 garlic clove (laung) chopped
3 tlbsp mustard oil (sarson ka tel)
4 oz tomato (tamatar)
1green pepper chopped
1tsp coriander seed
1tsp mustard seed (Raai)
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
2 green chillies chopped
1/2 tsp fenugreek seed (Methi Dana) slightly crushed
12 oz okra (bhindi)
2 inch ginger chopped
1medium onion (pyaj) chopped
1tsp ground turmeric (haldi)
2 tsp red chilly powdered
2 tsp ground cumin

How to make bhindi curry:

  • Wash the bhindi, top and tail, and cut into approximately 1/4″ pieces (or leave whole after topping and tailing if preferred).
  • Fry mustard, coriander and fenugreek seeds in mustard oil for 2-3 minutes (cover the pot when the mustard seeds sputter.
  • Mix in garlic, onion and ginger, fry gently for about 10 minutes more.
  • Make the ground spices into a paste with a little water, mix in to the pot and fry for a further 10 minutes.
  • Mix in bhindi (ladies finger), tomatoes, green pepper and chillies.
  • Cover and simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) until the bhindi is soft but not sloppy (about 15-20 minutes).