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Here is a simple ladies finger (Bhindi or okra) fry recipe that works wonders on your taste-buds. It can be had as a side dish with rice or rotis. This is a dry version of bhindi and you can make it quickly as their are no other vegetables added to this recipe. Okra is very nutritious for health. It contains potassium, vitamin B, vitamin C, folic acid, and calcium. It's low in calories and has a high dietary fiber content. Okra has been suggested to help manage blood sugar in cases of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes
- 1/2 Kg Bhindi
- 3 tablespoon Oil
- 1 tablespoon Rai
- 1 tablespoon Urad Dal
- 1 pinch Hing
- 1 tablespoon Haldi Powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoon Red Chilli Powder
- Salt As required
Wash the bhindi thoroughly and let it dry.
Chop them into small pieces.
In a pan, heat 3 tablespoons of oil on medium flame.
Add rai. When it splutters add urad dal, hing, and haldi powder.
When urad dal turns light brown, lower the flame and add the chopped bhindi.
Hold the pan and give it a stir, without using a spoon/ladle.
Let them fry for 15 to 20 minutes on low flame.
Keep stirring by moving the pan.
When it is almost done, add red chilli powder and salt. Again stir the pan so that all gets mixed well.
Keep it on low flame for another 2 minutes.
Then switch off the stove and serve with rice or rotis.
Bhindi fry is my all time favourite and am sure it is for many others too, especially children.