Bhindi Do Pyaza Recipe
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Bhindi Do Pyaza

Bhindi Do Pyaza is a North Indian dish made from Okra and doubles the amount of Onions.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: punjabi
Servings: 4
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

  • 500 grams Okra (bhindi or lady fingers)
  • 2 Large onions Or about 4 medium onions, about 2 heaped sliced onions
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilly powder Or add as required
  • 1 teaspoon Dried mango powder (amchur powder) or add as required
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 3 to 3.5 tablespoons Oil or ghee (clarified butter)
  • Salt as required

Instructions

Preparation

  • Firstly wash the okra in running water. Then wipe them with a kitchen napkin. 
  • Now chop the okra into half-inch pieces. 
  • Slice the onions thinly.

Making Bhindi Do Pyaza

  • In a pan or wok, add oil or ghee. Then add the chopped okra. Saute them on a low to medium flame till the okra become slightly tender.
  • Now add the sliced onions. Add all the dry masala powders except garam masala powder and amchur and mix well. 
  • Add salt too. Mix the okra well with the onions.
  • Cook on a slow flame till the okra has become tender and cooked. Don’t overcook as the okra will get mushy.
  • Lastly, add the garam masala powder and amchur.
  • Mix the garam masala powder and amchur powder with the okra and onions.
  • Serve Bhindi Do Pyaza with rotis or phulkas. It can also be served as a side dish.

Notes

  • Always rinse the okra first and then wipe them dry and then chop them. If you just wash them and then chop them they become sticky, while chopping itself. Even while cooking them, they become slimy and mushy.
  • Avoid adding water when making a recipe exclusively with okra as they become too sticky and mushy. If your recipe uses water, then its better to first lightly shallow fry the okra and then use them in the recipe.
  • I have not covered the pan in this recipe as I do not want the bhindi do pyaza to be slimy and sticky.
  • Adding a sour ingredient like dry mango powder or tamarind paste reduces the sliminess of okra.

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 601mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1045IU | Vitamin C: 34.8mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 1.1mg