easy ladies finger fry (vegan)

Ladies finger fry recipe with step by step photos. This is a simple, easy and tasty recipe of ladies finger fry made in North Indian style. A vegan okra dish.

Lady finger also known as Okra or Bhindi rules at my place. We all are fond of this veggie and I make it often. So all the Ladies finger recipes get updated on the blog too.

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ladies finger fry, bhindi fry

If like us, you too are fond of Lady finger, then do check this collection of Ladies finger recipes.

This is an easy lady finger recipe which is homely in taste and quick to prepare. Tomatoes can be added. Even dry mango powder or lemon juice can be added to give a slightly sour taste.

You can also have a look at these similar and quick recipes of:

Okra stir fry goes very well with phulkas and a bowl of salad or plain curd. You can also pair with dal-rice or sambar-rice. It goes well in the tiffin box too.

How to make vegan ladies finger fry

1. First rinse 250 grams lady finger (okra) in water. Wipe them dry. There should be no trace of water or moisture on the lady finger as then the lady finger can become slimy while cooking.

lady finger for ladies finger fry recipe

2. Then chop the okra in 1 to 1.5 cm roundels. Keep aside.

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3. In a shallow kadai or pan, heat 2 tbsp oil and add ⅓ cup chopped onion.

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4. On a low to medium flame, saute the onions till they turn translucent.

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5. Then add 1 tsp heaped chopped ginger and 1 green chili (chopped or sliced). Stir and saute for half a minute.

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6. Reduce the flame and then add ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp Kashmiri red chili powder and 1 tsp coriander powder.

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7. Mix the spice powders very well.

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8. Then add the chopped lady finger.

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9. Stir and mix very well with the rest of the masala.

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10. Add salt as per taste.

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11. Mix the salt very well with the lady finger.

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12. Cover the pan with a lid and cook the lady finger on a low flame. Do not add any water in the pan.

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13. After every 3 to 4 minutes, do check the lady finger and stir again, so that the okra does not get browned or burnt and are uniformly cooked.

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14. Cook till the lady finger is tender and done. It takes about 14 to 15 minutes on a low flame.

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15. Then add ½ tsp garam masala powder. Mix very well. Switch off the flame.

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16. Lastly add 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves. Mix again.

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17. Serve lady finger fry hot or warm with phulkas or chapatis or paratha.

ladies finger fry recipe
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ladies finger fry

4.86 from 7 votes
This is a simple, easy and tasty North Indian style vegan ladies finger fry.
ladies finger fry recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:35 mins
Course:side dish
Cuisine:north indian
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 250 grams lady finger (okra or bhindi)
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped or ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped or 1 heaped teaspoon ginger
  • 1 green chili - chopped or sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (ground coriander)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)
  • salt as required

Instructions

preparation for ladies finger fry

  • First rinse 250 grams lady finger in water. Wipe them dry. There should be no trace of water or moisture on the lady finger as then the okra becomes slimy while cooking.
  • Then chop them in 1 to 1.5 cm roundels. Keep aside.

making masala

  • In a shallow kadai or pan, heat 2 tbsp oil and add 1/3 cup chopped onion.
  • On a low to medium flame, saute the onions till they turn translucent.
  • Then add 1 tsp heaped chopped ginger and 1 green chili (chopped or sliced). Stir and saute for half a minute.
  • Reduce the flame and add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp kashmiri red chili powder and 1 tsp coriander powder.
  • Mix the spice powders very well.

making ladies finger fry

  • Then add the chopped lady finger.
  • Stir and mix very well with the rest of the masala.
  • Add salt as per taste.
  • Mix the salt very well with the lady fingers.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook the lady finger on a low flame. Do not add any water in the pan.
  • After every 3 to 4 minutes, do check the lady finger and stir again, so that the lady finger does not get browned or burnt and are uniformly cooked.
  • Cook till the lady finger is tender and done. Cooking lady finger takes about 14 to 15 minutes on a low flame.
  • Then add 1/2 tsp garam masala powder. Mix very well. Switch off the flame.
  • Lastly add 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves. Mix again.
  • Serve ladies finger fry hot or warm with phulkas or chapatis or paratha.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
ladies finger fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1256mg55%
Potassium 412mg12%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1070IU21%
Vitamin C 33.4mg40%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

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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4 comments/reviews

  1. Hi Dassana..I love all your recipes..I can’t thank you enough..Usually whatever recipes i try from your site come out well..I am a starting level cook because I just got married last year and I have not done much cooking before marriage..thanks again..I have a doubt with this recipe..when i tried this twice earlier it came out really well..but yesterday and today when i made it..it had a slightly kachha taste..Is it because the bhindi was not ripe enough?

    • Welcome Susan. Glad to know that recipes are turning out well. The Bhindi should be tender. Otherwise you need to cook for some more time. Saute the okra till done. tender okra taste good.

  2. Good and intersted Recipies..

  3. superb taste