Pyazwali Bhindi

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The usually fried ladies fingers are cooked in minimal oil to suit the needs of people facing acidity due to oily foods. Onions are a very good cure to combat acidity, hence have them frequently.

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3 cups sliced ladies finger (bhindi) , cut into halves
1 tbsp oil
2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onions
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste
3/4 cup thick fresh curds (dahi)

For Serving
parathas or rotis

  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai, add the cumin seeds and nigella seeds and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the turmeric powder, ginger paste, green chillies and 1 tbsp of water, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the ladies finger and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes ot till they become little tender.
  5. Add the curds, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till the curds dry out, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot with a rotis or parathas.

  1. 1. Bhindi tends to get sticky while cooking. Do not cover the pan while cooking and the stickiness will dry out without the presence of steam.
  2. 2. Cook the bhindi over a slow flame for best results.

Nutrient values 
112 kcal 3.1 gm 8.6 gm 5.3 gm 2.5 gm

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 on 22 Sep 15 05:09 PM

I love bhindi very much.. but this recipe with curd.. is just too good.. the sweetness of the onions.. and perfect balanced taste of the spices.. The bhindi is also perfectly cooked.. not getting too mushy. I love to have this with roti..
 on 28 Oct 14 10:17 PM

Love this recipe. tried it many times..very tasty..Thanks..
 on 25 Dec 13 12:22 PM

I love Bhindi, but always fear making it as bhindi cannot be made with less oil, But here you people have again solved my problem..I tried and enjoyed this recipe...i don't need oil anymore to make my favourite vegetable tasty!