Bhindi ki Sabji

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Bhindi ki sabji recipe With step by step photos – this is a simple, easy and tasty recipe of dry okra curry.

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In Konkani language we call it ‘Bhendi chi bhaji‘. This is one of my mom’s excellent recipes for making bhindi bhaji. It is relatively easy to prepare and taste also good.

Here beside the regular Indian flavors, the okra or bhindi is also subtly flavored by the aroma of fennel powder (saunf powder).

This bhindi ki sabji recipe Is good with chapatis and even comforting with dal and rice combo. A perfect Indian meal accompanied by some mango pickle or raita or salad.

How to make bhindi ki sabji

1. Rinse 250 grams bhindi (okra) well with water.

bhindi, okra

2. Dry each bhindi with a kitchen napkin. you do not get a slimy or mushy bhindi if you wipe dry the okra very well.

drying bhindi on a kitchen napkin

3. Remove the head and the tail.

bhindi without head and tail

4. Chop the bhindi into round pieces.

chopped okra

Making bhindi sabzi

5. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in pan or wok. Add 1 large-sized chopped onion.

chopped onions in a pan

6. Saute and stir the onions.

sauteing onions

7. Saute the onions till transparent.

sauteing onions

8. Now add 1 chopped green chili and 1 large-sized chopped tomato.

adding chopped tomatoes

9. Stir well and saute them for a couple of minutes till the tomatoes become soft.

sauteing tomatoes

10. Add 1 teaspoon fennel powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 pinch of asafoetida (hing), a pinch or two of dry mango powder (amchur powder) and ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder one by one.

adding spice powder

11. Mix well.

making bhindi sabji

12. Stir and then add okra.

adding bhindi

13. Mix well and then add salt as required.

adding salt

14. Place a lid with a rim on the pan or kadai. Pour water on the lid.

cooking bhindi sabji

15. Cook the okra till done on low to medium flame. Keep on checking in between and stir occasionally, so that the bhindi bhaji does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

cooking bhindi ki sabji

16. When the okra is cooked, then garnish with few chopped coriander leaves.

garnishing bhindi bhaji

17. Serve Bhindi ki sabzi hot with rotis or plain paratha.

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More delicious Bhindi recipes

  1. Bhindi do pyaza
  2. Stuffed bhindi
  3. Bhindi fry
  4. Kurkuri bhindi
  5. Masala bhindi

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Bhindi ki Sabji

4.84 from 12 votes
A simple and easy dry okra curry recipe.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Cuisine Indian
Course: Side Dish

Servings 3 to 4


  • 250 grams bhindi (okra or lady finger)
  • 1 green chili - chopped
  • 1 medium or large sized onion - chopped
  • 1 large tomato - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fennel powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (ground coriander)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (ground turmeric)
  • a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • a pinch or two of dry mango powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • salt as required
  • few chopped coriander leaves for garnishing



  • rinse 250 grams okra well with water. Dry each okra with a kitchen napkin.
  • Remove the head and the tail and chop the okra into round pieces.

making bhindi ki sabji

  • Heat oil in pan or wok. fry the onions till transparent.
  • Now add the green chili and tomatoes. Saute them for a couple of minutes till the tomatoes become soft.
  • Add all the dry spice powders one by one. Stir and then add okra. mix well. add salt as required and mix.
  • Place a lid with a rim on the pan or kadai. pour water on the lid.
  • Cook the okra till done on low to medium flame.
  • Keep on checking in between and stir occasionally, so that the sabzi does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • When the okra is cooked, then garnish the bhindi bhaji with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve bhindi ki sabji hot with rotis or parathas.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSodium: 60mgPotassium: 399mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 940IUVitamin C: 29.3mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 1mg

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  1. Tried this bhindi recipe. Had never put tomato in bhindi. It turned out super good. Addition of fennel(though I put seeds directly some I forgot to powder them) added a complete new dimension to the taste. Loved it. Thanks.

  2. can you share masala recepie like i want to make 500 gram malvani masala but don’t know the quantity of each ingredients. malvani masala recepie

    1. difficult as i always measure and make masala or use the method of approximation (andaaz). so it will be difficult for me to give a recipe to you. when making any masala, there has to a balance in it. even one spice added less or more, can spoil the aroma and flavor of the masala.

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