Three okra recipes you must try this season

Published: April 26, 2017

Not only is bhindi (okra) in season, it is light, perfect for the summer and delicious. A great source of dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins; it is often commended by nutritionists for its cholesterol regulating qualities.

It is also a joy to cook with; you can fry it, braise it, put it in a salad or make a lip-smacking curry. Bhindi pairs beautifully with tomatoes, tamarind, yoghurt and a variety of spices. Here are our favourite recipes to enjoy Bhindi while it is still in season.

Crispy fried Bhindi

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Drenched in a batter of rice flour, gram flour, spices and herbs, fried Bhindi is crunchy and spicy, and goes well with chutneys. You can serve it as a snack or a light meal along with a coriander or tamarind chutney.

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Masala Bhindi

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Masala bhindi is perhaps the most common way to prepare Bhindi. Using spices, tomatoes and fresh herbs, this recipe makes Bhindi that is tangy, rich and packed with flavour. Enjoy it with raita and naan or roti.

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Dahi Bhindi

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If you love gravy, this one is for you. The yoghurt gravy gives okra a distinct sharpness whereas the dry spices add heaps of flavour. Enjoy it with rice or roti.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Apr 27, 2017 - 10:52AM

    whewww after a long time , a 100% veg recipe on ET’s site. keep them coming . Recommend

  • Parvez
    Apr 28, 2017 - 2:32PM

    Never really liked bhindi …… possibly because as a child I developed a dislike for the slimy nature of the vegetable……may be it was not cooked right, but that has stuck with me for life.Recommend

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