Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry recipe with step by step photos and short video. This simple okra stir fry is simple and tasty recipe with a crunch of roasted peanuts . Moongphali Bhindi is a adapted recipe from Maharashtra cuisine . Every home has their own recipe to suite their taste . I don’t claim this recipe to be authentic or owe it to Maharashtra cuisine, it only my way of making peanut okra stir fry .

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

I cook this peanut okra stir fry mainly for 3 reasons : simple to make with minimal ingredients , tasty and mainly its nutritious with good amount of fiber , protein and essential nutrients. As I’m a huge fan of Bhindi , I like it in any style provided it is properly cooked without being slime . But at home , its not the scenario men majority needs only tasty food. So I always tweak recipes to suit their taste. And this Peanut Okra stir fry recipe is a super hit at home and also among my clients with weight loss journey. Hence made this recipe post for all health freaks who are trying to eat healthy and simple food.

Okra boasts an impressive nutrient profile. Okra are among the very low calorie vegetables it provides just 30 calories per 100 g. Nonetheless, they are rich sources of dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins . I often recommend okra in diet for cholesterol control and also in weight reduction programs. As okra are rich sources of mucilage substance that help in smooth peristalsis of digested food through the gut and ease constipation. Hence it is always recommended in colon cleanse diet . If interested, you can read more about nutritional and health benefits of okra here.

Most popular Okra recipes from Indian Cuisine are Bhindi Stir Fry , Stuffed Bhindi , Kurkure Bhindi , Achari Bhindi , Bhindi do pyaaz , Bhindi Masala , Vendakkai mor kuzhambu and Bhindi Fry .

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Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry Recipe

A simple, easy and tasty okra stir fry with a crunchy peanuts .
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Author :Muktha H S
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Maharstarian
Keywords: Bachelor’s Cooking, Gluten Free, stir fry, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings (change the number to scale) : 3 People
Calories: 207

Ingredients

  • 500 grams okra
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1 tbsp Garlic , finely chopped
  • 5 no's green chili , less spice variant , roughly chopped
  • 2 no's sprigs Curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp jeera seeds / cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 11/2 tsp salt or as required
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves , chopped
  • 1 tsp lime juice

Instructions

  • Wash okra and wipe it dry with a kitchen towel. Make sure bhindi / okra is completely dry before cutting.
  • Chop bhindi / okra into 1 or 2 inch pieces and set aside.
  • In a pan dry roast peanuts till its crunchy. Remove and set aside.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in the same pan , add mustard seeds, jeera seeds and allow it to crackle.
  • Add curry leaves , chopped green chilies and garlic .
  • Saute for 2 minutes , till garlic raw smell goes off.
  • Add chopped bhindi , turmeric powder ,mix well and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Now add in salt as required and mix well .
  • Saute bhindi /okra and cook till sliminess and stickiness is minimized completely.
  • Whilst crush roasted peanuts in a mortar and pestle .
  • Add coarsely crushed peanuts into cooked bhindi/ okra.
  • Mix well , saute for 1-2 minutes and turn off the stove.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves , add lime juice , mix and serve as a side dish .

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Step by Step Directions to make Moongphali Bhindi

Wash okra and wipe it dry with a kitchen towel. Make sure bhindi / okra is completely dry before cutting.

Chop bhindi / okra into 1 or 2 inch pieces and set aside.

In a pan dry roast peanuts till its crunchy. Remove and set aside.

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in the same pan , add mustard seeds, jeera seeds and allow it to crackle.

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

Add curry leaves , chopped green chilies and chopped garlic .

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

Saute for 2 minutes , till garlic raw smell goes off.

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

Add chopped bhindi , turmeric powder .

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

Mix well and saute for 5 minutes.

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

Now add in salt as required and mix well .

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

Saute bhindi /okra and cook till sliminess and stickiness is minimized completely.

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

Whilst crush roasted peanuts in a mortar and pestle .

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

Add coarsely crushed peanuts into cooked bhindi/ okra.

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

Mix well , saute for 1-2 minutes and turn off the stove.

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

Add coriander leaves add lime juice .

Moongphali Bhindi | Peanut Okra Stir fry

Mix well and serve as a side dish . In the frame is my balanced meal, rice , ridgegourd sambar , cucumber for salad and homemade curds .

Peanut Okra stir fry
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