Bhindi ki sabji is a north indian vegetarian side dish recipe made using bhindi.
Sharing this recipe along with a video.
Bhindi is commonly called as bhindi or ladies finger or okra. After a long time I am writing down a recipe on bhindi.
It is a very simple sabzi recipe and it does not require many ingredients to make this easy and quick veg sabzi.
This is a veg side dish recipe to serve with rotis and if you are looking for more such veg recipes for chapati recipe or parathas from the blog then do try paneer tikka masala, matar paneer, paneer butter masala, aloo gobhi ki sabzi, baigan ki sabji, aloo palak, aloo matar, potato curry, aloo methi, cabbage curry, cauliflower curry etc…
I have made use of onions to make bhindi ki sabzi and is a very popular north indian side dish that is eaten with roti or chapathi.
In northern india, roti or phulka is highly preferred and one needs to have many side vegetarian dishes to serve with them and therefore, different kinds of veg sabzi recipes are made with chapathi.
There is not much difference in south indian and north indian cooking techiniques with vegetables. South indians too eat all these veggies and curries but in north india less spicy is preferred.
In north india tempering is given to most of the veg fry recipes or curry recipes or sabzi recipes.
I have some sabzi recipes posted on my blog that are suitable with roti or chapathi and in future I will be adding more sabzi recipes that should be made various vegetables available all across India.
Some of the veg sabzi recipes or veg fry recipes to serve with roti are shared on the blog such as aloo sabzi, methi bhaji, potato curry, aloo matar, palak sabji, gobi fry, cabbage sabzi, aloo gobhi ki sabji, aloo palak etc and many more…
Bhindi can be made in many varieties like it can just be fried in several ways and also into curries in several different ways and it is mostly used to make different kinds of fry varieties or curry varieties.
It is never used in combination with other vegetables and it is only combined with potato rarely.
Important points to remember while making bhindi:
- Bhindi is a very sticky vegetable and it often gets sticky while cutting or chopping.
- One should always wash bhindi first, then wipe it with a cloth until it gets dry and free from any moisture. This is an important step to make bhindi. Next step is to chop off its head and tail. Then chop it into pieces.
- If you cut bhindi or ladies finger directly after washing and without wiping it dry then, the whole curry or sabzi turns sticky.
- Please take care of these tips while making any okra recipe.
Video for bhindi ki sabzi:
How to make bhindi ki sabji:
- 500 gms bhindi/okra/ladies finger
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 slit green chillies
- 3 onions finely sliced
- salt - to taste
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
- 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 1/4 tsp roasted coriander seeds powder
- 2 tbsp coriander leaves/hara dhaniya
Wash bhindi well with water, take a cloth and wipe it dry.
Chop its head and tail.
Cut the bhindi into medium round pieces.
Firstly, in a wok or a pan, add oil and heat it.
Add slit green chillies, add sliced onions and cook them until they turn soft.
Add salt to taste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander seeds powder, ginger garlic paste and mix well.
Saute these masala for few minutes on low flame.
Cook the masala until oil leaves the sides.
Add bhindi pieces into it, mix carefully.
Cook the bhindi for few minutes on low flame.
In between check for salt and add if required as per requirement, mix well.
Cook for few minutes on low flame until bhindi turns soft.
Lastly, add fresh coriander leaves into the sabzi and cook for few minutes.
Serve it in a bowl.
Serve bhindi ki sabzi with chapathi or phulka.
1. Never opt for pressure cooking bhindi as it might become a paste if it is pressure cooked.
2. Just slow cooking bhindi on low flame gives the best results.
3. Do not stir it often as it might break and looks odd in appearance.