She is gorgeous. She is slim and beautiful. My mom says my fascination towards her has been since my early childhood days and I can say now this charm has grown even more.
She has always been very popular, but it would be untrue if I deny that their are some detractors who would hate the sight of her, but its all about choices.I think you must have guessed by now that this “love-it-or-hate-it” persona is none other than humble and beautiful Okra also known as Lady’s finger(or Bhindi). But as Shakespeare had said “What’s in the name?”.
Okra is popular all across the world and has managed to find its place in various recipes of international cuisine. In Mexico Okra is deep fried and served in several cafe and restaurants and served typically with side order. In Middle eastern countries, okra is a part of thick stew made with veggies and meat.Japanese love okra with their sushi and we Indians have a special place in our heart for Okra popularly known as Bhindi!!
We have managed to make so many recipes out of Bhindi, Bhindi Masala, Dahi Bhindi, Bhindi Kali Mirch, Bhindi Do Pyaza, Bhindi Sambhariya…Well its a pretty exhaustive list.
For all you Bhindi lovers, I am sharing this simple and healthy recipe “Bhindi Stir Fry”, with a touch of kokum to impart a slight tangy flavor and finish it off with freshly grated coconut.
- 200 gms Okra/Lady's Finger/Bhindi.Wash and pat dry the Okra before cutting it into small pieces.
- 1 medium sized onion cut lengthwise
- 3-4 green chillies finely cut
- 7-8 cloves of garlic finely chopped
- 1 tspoon turmeric powder
- 2-3 kokum
- ½ cup freshly grated coconut
- Cooking Oil
- Heat 2 tbspoon oil in a pan.Add chopped garlic and roast until it turns slighty brown.
- When garlic turn brown, add chillies and chopped Onions and roast until it becomes tender.
- When Onions turn tender, add turmeric powder and stir for a min.Ensure that Onions remain tender and do not become brown.
- After a min, add Okra/Bhindi and stir it nicely.
- Cook Bhindi uncovered.Stir Bhindi frequently to prevent it from getting burnt.
- Bhindi would get cooked in 4-5 mins.Now add salt as per taste, and shredded kokum. Mix them nicely.
- Stir Bhindi for a min and then turn off the flame.Now add freshly grated coconut and mix it well.
- A perfect Lunchbox recipe that can be enjoyed with Roti.
Find the Recipe video below