How to make Punjabi Bhindi -

Lady fingers cooked in punjabi style with fresh indian spices.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Ladyfingers (bhindi),

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Punjabi Bhindi

Punjabi Bhindi Recipe Card


Hindi: bhindi
Also called as okra and gumbo in the rest of the world, ladyfingers are had best when cooked fresh. Stuff with a tangy masala, deep-fry to crisp with peanuts, serve in raita or batter fry as pakoras, this finger is definitely an all-rounder!  It even takes the sour of lemon or dry mango powder very well. When buying, look for young pods free of bruises, tender but not soft, and no more than four inches long.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Punjabi Bhindi Recipe

  • Ladyfingers (bhindi) 500 grams

  • Onions 2 large

  • Green chillies 3-4

  • Oil 5-6 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Wash and wipe bhindis with a wet cloth. Cut both ends and make two inch long pieces. Slit bhindi horizontally without cutting them into two. Peel, wash and finely slice onions. Remove stems, wash and slit green chillies into two.

Step 2

Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds. Add finely sliced onions and sauté till light golden. Add green chillies and sauté for half a minute. Add bhindi and sprinkle red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder over the bhindi.

Step 3

Mix well and cook covered over low heat stirring occasionally for five to seven minutes. Add salt and amchur powder and cook for further two minutes. Serve hot.

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