ladies finger fry recipe
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ladies finger fry

bhindi fry recipe - simple, easy and tasty north indian okra fry recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 2 to 3
Calories: 187kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 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 (hari mirch) - chopped or sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • salt as required


preparation for ladies finger fry

  • first rinse 250 grams lady finger (bhindi) 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 for ladies finger fry

  • 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 bhindi.
  • stir and mix very well with the rest of the masala.
  • add salt as per taste.
  • mix the salt very well with the bhindi.
  • 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.


Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1256mg | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1070IU | Vitamin C: 33.4mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 0.9mg