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bhindi nariyal sabzi recipe

bhindi ki bhaji is a simple and easy to prepare okra recipe with coconut

5 from 2 votes
total time:
25minutes

bhindi bhaji recipe with step by step photos – this is another way i cook bhindi or lady fingers at home besides bhindi do pyaza and bhindi masala.

bhindi coconut

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 a another variation of the goan style bhindi sabzi. this is how my mother makes the recipe at home. few more easy bhindi recipes which you can make at home are:

this is a dry bhindi curry and you can have it with chapati, parathas or bhakri and even bread. it can also be served as a side vegetable dish with dal-rice or sambar-rice. i served this bhindi sabzi with jowar bhakri (sorghum flour flat breads).

in this bhindi bhaji 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 given below in the recipe details.

if you are looking for more bhindi recipes then do check:

bhindi nariyal sabzi recipe
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bhindi bhaji recipe

bhindi ki bhaji is a simple and easy to prepare okra recipe with coconut
course side dish
cuisine goan, indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 25 minutes
servings 2 to 3
rough calories per serving 171 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 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 (hari mirch)
  • ¼ cup grated fresh coconut
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 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 (dhania patta)

how to make bhindi bhaji recipe

  1. heat oil. saute the onions first till transparent.
  2. add the green chilies and saute for a minute.
  3. add the turmeric powder and stir.
  4. add the bhindi (okra) along with the kokum & salt. stir well.

  5. place a lid with a rim on top of the pan. pour water on the lid.
  6. on a low flame, steam the bhindi till they are cooked.

  7. in between keep on checking and stirring the bhindi.

  8. when the bhindi is cooked, add grated coconut.

  9. stir and cook for a minute.
  10. garnish bhindi bhaji with coriander leaves.

  11. serve bhindi bhaji with chapatis or with dal-rice or sambar-rice.

recipe notes

  • 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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preparation for bhindi bhaji recipe

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

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2. spread the bhindi on a kitchen towel. wipe them well with the kitchen towel.

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3. slice the bhindi into ¼ to ½ inch round slices.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

4. measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making bhindi bhaji.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

how to make bhindi bhaji

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

bhindi nariyal sabzi

6. stir and mix well.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

7. saute the onions till transparent.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

8. add 1 chopped green chili.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

9. saute for a minute.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

10. next add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi).

bhindi nariyal sabzi

11. stir and mix well.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

12. add 250 to 300 grams of chopped bhindi (okra).

bhindi nariyal sabzi

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.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

14. mix well.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

15. lastly add salt as required.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

16. stir well.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

17. place a lid with a rim on top of the pan. pour water on the lid.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

18. on a low flame, steam the bhindi till they are cooked.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

19. in between keep on checking and stirring the bhindi.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

20. when the bhindi is cooked, add ¼ cup of fresh grated coconut.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

21. stir and cook for a minute.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

22. garnish bhindi bhaji with few chopped coriander leaves.

bhindi nariyal sabzi

serve bhindi bhaji with chapatis or with dal-rice or sambar-rice.

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dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am 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. 🙂

    • 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.

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