bhindi subji okra stir fry recipe is a Indian vegetable side dish recipe. Okra is also known as ladies finger/lady's finger.
In Indian languages okra is known as bhindi (hindi), bhendi (marathi), bendekai (Kannada), bendakaya (Telugu), vendakkai (Tamil) etc.
You will like this okra stir fry if you like bhindi / okra.
This is a easy okra recipe and it is served with breads like chapati, roti, nan, bhakri (jowar or bajra roti).
You may serve this bhindi subji / okra stir fry hot or at room temperature, so you can make it in advance. Makes a great side dish when you are expecting guests. For this recipe we use tender okra or bhindi.
Ingredients for tempering:
Chop okra / ladies finger / bhindi after cutting the tops.
Chop in rounds or small pieces as shown below.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add mustard and cumin seeds. When they stop spluttering, add split green/red chili(if adding), fry for a few seconds.Add hing, curry leaves, urad dal (if adding).
Add chopped bhindi. Keep heat medium and keep stir frying till the stickiness of bhindi goes away. This will take about 8-10 minutes.
Bhindi/ okra will shrink in size and change color too. The stickiness will reduce too as you keep frying okra. It will also start to become brownish at the edges.
When bhindi has cooked to your liking, add red chili powder and salt, turmeric powder, jaggery/sugar according to taste. Add coconut and garam masala if adding. Mix well.
Cook for another 4-5 minutes stirring and taking care it does not stick to bottom.
Take off flame.
Bhindi subji / okra stir fry is ready to serve.