How to make Imli Bhindi -

Tamarind pulp keeps the ladyfingers firm in this delicious dish.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Ladyfingers, Tamarind Pulp (इमली का पल्प )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Imli Bhindi

Imli Bhindi Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Imli Bhindi Recipe

  • Ladyfingers slit and cut into big pieces 250 grams

  • Tamarind Pulp 1 teaspoon

  • Onions 3 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 6-7

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 3 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Peanuts roasted and crushed 2 tablespoons

  • A few thin strips of ginger for garnishing


Step 1

Cut onions into big cubes.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add onions and curry leaves and sauté for a minute. Add ladyfingers and mix well. Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes.

Step 3

Add coriander powder and red chilli powder. Cover and continue to cook.

Step 4

Add tamarind pulp and mix well. Add peanuts. Cover and continue to cook for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot garnished with ginger strips.

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