This crispy bhindi fry is very easy to prepare. Few ingredients are needed and a delicious dish is ready in a short time. The okras are sliced thinly, coated wih masalas and slowly stir fried wih garlic and onions. It goes well as an accompaniment with rice or roti.

Okra is commonly known as ladies finger and is high in medicinal and nutritional value. It has antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties, good for bones, lowers cholesterol, relieves constipation and good for hair. It contains Vitamin B, Vitamin C, calcium , folic acid, rich in fiber and low in calories.

Vendakkai (okra,bhindi) is slippery and I as a child did not love eating this vegetable. But when I prepared this way , it tasted so good and I loved it. Its a simple and easy recipe and can be taken as an accompaniment with rice or Indian flat bread.


  • Garlic pod 8-10
  • Onion finely sliced 1
  • Bhindi 250 gm
  • Chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Refined oil 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


Wash the bhindi /okra and pat it dry on a kitchen towel. Cut it vertically, slit it open then slit again both the portions. You will have 4 slices of long okhra.

Mix chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, a tsp salt and 1 tbsp oil.
Apply this all over the okhra and rest it.

In a kadai/deep frying pan gets 2 tbsp oil. Add the finely sliced onions and garlic,. Saute till onions turn golden in colour. Cook on medium flame stirring in between.

Add the bhindi, adjust salt accordingly. Cover and bring the flame to low, stirring occasionally. Check for salt.

Once the okra/ bhindi is cooked turn of the heat.

Serve as an accompaniment with rice or flat bread.

Categories: side dish - dry, veg

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