How to Make Jhatpat Bhindi (Okra Based Indian Vegetable Dish)

People in India love bhindi (okra). This tasty okra preparation can be eaten as is or with steamed rice or Chapatti. Tastes yummy!!

Ingredients

  • 300 grams (about 12 oz.) okra cut into small (1/4") pieces
  • 1 cup(s) onion sliced finely
  • 3 tablespoon(s) oil
  • 1 teaspoon(s) each of red chili powder, coriander powder and cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon(s) each of turmeric powder and hot spice mix (garam masala) *powder
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • chopped coriander leaves for garnish
  • salt to taste

Steps

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    Heat oil on medium level in a pan for about 2 minute(s).
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    Add onions, and stir fry till they are very lightly brown.
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    Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala.
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    Fry this again for a few seconds.
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    Add the okra and the slit green chillies.
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    Add a dash of lemon and sprinkle salt to taste.
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    Mix well.
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    Cover and cook on low heat for about 5 minutes or till the okra is cooked but firm.
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    Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.

Tips

  • If you want you can also add in chopped tomatoes with the onions and skip the lemon at the end. This will be a more gravy based dish.

Warnings

  • DON'T ADD WATER TO HELP THE OKRA COOK. It will become a congealed mass.

Article Info

Categories: Okra | Vegetarian Indian Dishes