Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bindi Fry / Lady's Finger Fry

I am kind of stuck with lots of work. My husband and I are having some travel plans which came up all of a sudden. So we are busy with our plan. Though I have lots of time for the travel, we were stuck with some minor paper work. Anyways, I cant give excuses like this. Jumping about this dish, my friend in India, used to bring this type of bindi fry. I never liked bindi so much because of its slimy texture. Though after cooking it the right way it is not so the very thought about the sliminess would make me not try this vegetable. One day she brought it to work and it was really nice. It was not slimy, it was very nice, crunchy and tasty. From then I asked my mom to make it that way.


Lady's Finger - 1 lb
Oil - 2 tbps
Turmeric -  1 tsps
Salt - to taste
Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsps
Sambar Powder / Curry powder - 3/4 tbsp
Asafoetida - a pinch


Heat oil in a pan. When hot add cumin seeds and let it fry for few seconds.

Now add turmeric, red chilli powder and sambar powder.

Add cut lady's finger and mix well till it takes all color from the turmeric.

Fry for about 2 mins. Add salt. Fry under medium to low flame till it becomes tender.

You will see that the sticky thing will go gradually when you fry under medium heat for some time.

Cook till it is completely non sticky. If you want it crispy, let it cook for more time in low heat.

Serve it with hot sambar rice, roti.

Thanks to Akhila for her award. It skipped out of my mind. Am sorry for posting it so late. But I thought better late than never :-)

Thanks Akila :-)


  1. lovely tasty rescipe
    never use sambhar powder try it

  2. My mom cuts and dries it for a couple hours in the sun (right after she buys the okra/ladyfingers, 'cause she's a working mom and wouldnt have time in the middle of the week) to take away the slimy aspect of the okra/ladyfingers. I used to love it as a child, but I stopped liking it now...

  3. Bhindi with sambhar powder sounds interesting.

  4. parkave romba nalla erukku,superb side dish with curd rice.

  5. Delicious and yummy bhindi stir fry..

  6. such a nice and simple recipe, adding sambar masala is a nice touch! congrats on ur award too!

  7. Simple and tasty stir fry...


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