bhindi nariyal sabzi (okra coconut curry)

Bhindi nariyal sabzi recipe with step by step photos. A simple and tasty dry curry of okra with fresh coconut.

This is another way I cook okra at home besides Bhindi do pyaza and Bhindi masala.

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This bhindi nariyal sabzi is a very simple recipe made with minimal ingredients. fresh coconut brings a lot of flavor and taste to this dish. Basically the curry is another variation of the Goan style bhindi sabzi. this is how my mother makes the recipe at home.

You can have it with Indian flatbreads likes chapati, paratha or bhakri and even bread. It can also be served as a side vegetable dish with dal-rice or sambar-rice. I served it with jowar bhakri (sorghum flour flatbreads).

In this bhindi nariyal sabji recipe, I have used kokum as a souring agent. If you don’t have kokum then you can use lemon juice or dry mango powder instead. Measurements are given below in the recipe details.

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How to make bhindi nariyal sabzi

1. Rinse the bhindi (okra) 2 to 3 times under running water.

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2. Spread the okra on a kitchen towel. Wipe them well with the kitchen towel.

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3. Slice the okra into ¼ to ½ inch round slices.

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4. Measure and keep all the ingredients ready.

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5. In a kadai or pan, heat 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of oil. Add 1 medium size finely chopped onion.

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6. Stir and mix well.

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7. Saute the onions till transparent.

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8. Add 1 chopped green chili.

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9. Saute for a minute.

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10. Next add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.

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11. Stir and mix well.

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12. Add 250 to 300 grams of chopped okra.

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13. Also add 2 to 3 kokums. If you don’t have kokum, then you can either add ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder) OR ½ teaspoon lemon juice.

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14. Mix well.

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15. Lastly add salt as required.

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16. Stir well.

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17. Place a lid with a rim on top of the pan. Pour water on the lid.

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18. On a low flame, steam the okra till they are cooked.

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19. In-between keep on checking and stirring the okra.

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20. When the okra is cooked, add ¼ cup of freshly grated coconut.

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21. Stir and cook for a minute.

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22. Garnish with few chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves).

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Serve bhindi nariyal sabzi with chapatis or with dal-rice or sambar-rice.

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Bhindi Nariyal Sabzi

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This is is a simple and easy to prepare okra recipe with coconut
bhindi nariyal sabzi recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:25 mins
Course:side dish
Cuisine:goan,indian
Diet:vegetarian
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 250 to 300 grams bhindi - rinsed and chopped into ¼ or ½ inch round slices (okra or lady finger)
  • 1 medium size onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • ¼ cup grated fresh coconut
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 to 3 kokum or ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder) or ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 or 1.5 tablespoon oil
  • salt as required
  • a few chopped coriander leaves for garnishing (cilantro leaves)

Instructions

  • Heat oil. Saute the onions first till transparent.
  • Add the green chilies and saute for a minute.
  • Add the turmeric powder and stir.
  • Add the bhindi (okra) along with the kokum & salt. Stir well.
  • Place a lid with a rim on top of the pan. Pour water on the lid.
  • On a low flame, steam the okra till they are cooked.
  • In-between keep on checking and stirring the okra.
  • When the okra is cooked, add grated coconut.
  • Stir and cook for a minute.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve bhindi nariyal sabzi with chapatis or with dal-rice or sambar-rice.

Notes

  • If you don't have kokum, then you can either add ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder) or ½ teaspoon lemon juice.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Bhindi Nariyal Sabzi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 489mg14%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 895IU18%
Vitamin C 35.6mg43%
Calcium 115mg12%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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8 comments/reviews

  1. I prepared okra for the first time and it tasted so good. My housemate kept thanking me for preparing it. I thank YOU for sharing the awesome and easily doable recipe. 🙂

    • welcome neelu. glad to know this. thanks for sharing positive review on bhindi recipe.

  2. Namaste.

    Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! I can’t wait to explore your blog more. 🙂5 stars

    • Namaste
      Welcome Melissa. Glad to read your positive feedback.

  3. Great recipe! All of your recipes are really good and very doable. I am curious that inspite of you steaming the Okra and adding salt early, they dont look sticky! That is impressive.

    • the okra have not got sticky due to the souring agent kokum added to them. thanks anuja.

  4. missing your step by step wali mails ……..no one since many days…….

    • hi renuka. step by step is there but in the video format. making a video is easy for me than posting each pic one by one. recent posts are kulcha, chilli baby corn and palak paneer. i hope you have also checked rava dosa.

      i have many recipes with step by step pics. just not getting enough time to make the videos and post.