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bhindi do pyaza
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Bhindi Do Pyaza

A simple stir fry okra with spices and double amount of onions make this a very tasty side dish .
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Keyword Bachelor's Cooking, Gluten Free, Quick & Easy, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 128kcal
Author Muktha H S


For Sauteing Okra

  • 500 grams Okra / Bhindi
  • 1 +1 Tsp Oil for sauteing okra

To make Bhindi Pyaza

  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Green chilli , chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger , grated
  • 4 no's Onions , Medium size , sliced
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • tsp Asafoetida / Hing , optional
  • Sauteed Okra
  • ½ tsp Red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp Coriander powder
  • ½ tsp Cumin Powder
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala powder
  • ¼ tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 1 ½ Tsp Salt or as required
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Leaves



  • Firstly wash okra / bhendi in running water and keep aside in a colander for water to drain completely.
  • Whilst, slice 4 no’s large to medium onions thinly, lengthwise and set aside till use.
  • Finely chop 1-2 green chillies and grate 1 Tsp of ginger and set aside.
  • By now water would have completely dripped from Okra. Wipe them completely dry with a kitchen towel / napkin.
  • Trim both the edges of okra and slit lengthwise. You can also chop the okra into small half-inch pieces. As onions are also sliced lengthwise, I prefer to cut okra lengthwise. It’s upto your choice on how to cut okra.

Making Bhindi Do Pyaza

  • In a wide pan / wok / griddle add 1 Tsp of oil. Then add the chopped okra. Sauté them on a low to medium flame for few minutes.
  • Now , drizzle 1 Tsp of oil above okra and continue to fry on medium flame till okra becomes tender and almost cooked to 70% .You can see the small brown spots appearing on okra , at this point turn off the flame and set aside.
  • Take another pan / wok, Heat 1 Tbsp of oil and add cumin seeds, allow it splutter.
  • Now add chopped green chillies ,1 Tsp of grated ginger and sauté for a minute.
  • To this, add the sliced onions and sauté till onions turns light golden brown in colour. This is the most important step, as browned onions impart lot of taste and flavour in this recipe.
  • Add turmeric powder and asafoetida. Mix well everything and fry for a minute.
  • Now add 70% cooked Okra and give a quick stir fry.
  • Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, jeera powder, dry mango powder and garam masala.
  • Mix well everything cook on low flame for 7-8 minutes.
  • When okra is completely cooked, turn off the stove. Don’t overcook okra, as it may turn slimy. Also don’t cover the pan with any kind of lid, as steam gets into okra and makes it sticky and mushy.
  • Finally, add salt and mix well everything. Adding salt while cooking okra and onions will a release more water and makes Bhendi do Pyaza mushy, hence Salt is only added after turning off the flame.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and Serve bhindi do pyaza with chapatis ,rotis or phulkas. It can also be served as a side dish along with Dal chawal, Dal kichadi or Sambar rice.



Calories: 128kcal