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Bhinda nu Shaak (Bhindi Fry)

Posted by Dipti Shah on March 19, 2009

Bhinda nu Shaak
Gujrati Okra Stir Fry

• 1/2 lb Okra/ lady’s Finger, cut into 1 inch strips
• Salt to taste
• 1 tblsp coriander-cumin powder
• 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
• 1 tsp red chilli powder
• 1 tbsp oil
• 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
• 1/4 tsp asafetida/hing
• ½ tsp of jeera

• Wash & thoroughly dry the okras.
• Cut okra lengthwise into 4 strips. Further cut each strip into 1 inch length
• Heat oil in a non-stick kadai/wok.
• Once the oil is hot, add jeera & mustard seeds.
• Once the mustard seeds splutter add hing,
• Add turmeric powder, coriander-cumin powder, red chilli powder. & mix well taking care that the masalas don’t burn.
• Add okra Add salt. Give a quick & thorough stir. Make the gas/heat settings to med-low.
• Stir fry from time to time.
• Let it cook on low flame for 15-20 minutes or till okra is cooked.


If you want the okra to be crispy increase the oil by ½ tblsp & keep the kadhai on low – flame until the desired crispness is achieved.

If you want the okra to be tender, cover the kadhai with a thali which hhas 1/2 cup of water. DONOT ADD WATER DIRECTLY TO OKRA.


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