Bhindi Bhaji | Stir Fried Okra

Bhindi Bhaji | Stir Fried Okra

This recipe for Okra is another simple, stir fried one that combines the okra with cumin and green chillies for a great afternoon snack, or as a side dish for a larger meal.

It is an easy recipe, one that you can cook in under 30 mins, perhaps under 20 if you are organised. These are the best recipe, don’t you agree? I know you will enjoy this one. Wonderful flavours.

Are you after other Okra dishes? Try Potato Bhaji, Sri Lankan Okra Curry, Stir Fried Okra with Sesame Seeds, and Spicy Dried Okra.

Browse all of our other Okra recipes, and explore our Indian dishes. Or take some time to explore our Early Winter recipes.

Bhindi Bhaji | Stir Fried Okra

Bhindi Bhaji | Stir Fried Okra

300g okra, washed and individually dried
2 Tblspn ghee
1 tspn cumin seeds
1 Tblspn younger ginger root that has been finely cut into strips
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 green chillies, or to taste
1 tspn amchur powder
3 tspn garam masala or Malay Curry Powder
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
125 ml water
1 tspn sea salt

coriander leaves to garnish

Trim the heads and tails of the okra, and cut ieach nto 2 or 3 pieces.

Heat the ghee and toast the cumin seeds until aromatic. Add the onion and saute until soft, then add the ginger and green chillies. Stir fry for another 2 minutes.

Add the okra and saute for 2 minutes, stirring once or twice. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 6 or 8 minutes until the okra are tender but still have some crispness.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

recipe notes and alternatives
This time I used gorgeous tiny tomatoes in the recipe. Some were green, adding a nice tartness, others were ripe, and some where in between.

Teeny Tomatoes




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