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bhindi ki sabzi served in a copper wok

Bhindi ki sabzi

Bhindi ki sabzi is a very tasty and easy Indian style okra recipe. This vegan and gluten-free recipe gets ready within 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 135kcal


  • 1 kg okra
  • 1 large red onion
  • 2-3 green chilies or as per taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tbsp dried mango powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil/ any other cooking oil of your choice


  • Wash and dry okra. Ensure that there is no moisture left in it. Chop the okra into small pieces. Finely chop green chilies and make thin slices of onion.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds saute for a few seconds. Next, add the onion slices and cook till they become translucent.
  • Once the onion is done, add okra and green chilies to the pan. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, mix and cook (uncovered) for around 20 minutes or till the okra is cooked nicely. Keep on stirring occasionally
  • When the okra is cooked completely, add salt and dry mango powder, mix well and let it cook for another 2 minutes. 
  • Serve with crisp parathas, chapati or with rice and dal.


Tips to make slime free okra:
  • Always wash the okra in advance of cooking and make sure it's completely dry when you are cooking it.
  • Don't add water to an okra dish if you want to make it slime free.
  • Don't cover the pot while cooking okra.
  • Add salt only once the okra is cooked.
  • Always add something sour like dry mango powder or lime juice to okra dishes.
  • Don't stir it too much while cooking.
  • Use a heavy-bottomed or non-stick pan to cook okra.


Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 788mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1864IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 2mg