Sanoli's Kitchen: BHINDI DO PYAAZA

Thursday, July 26, 2012


This is a very flavorful & popular Punjabi dish. 'Bhendi Do Pyaaza' means it is a stir fry of okra with onions and luscious spices, favourite dish among north Indians. Due to its eromatic flavour, everybody will be easily attracted once it is served in the table. Little tangy, little hot and little spicy this okra dish, tastes great!
1 lb Okra
2 medium Onions
2 Tomatoes
3-4 Green Chillies (chopped)
1/3 tsp Cumin seeds
A pinch of Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Ginger paste
1/2 tsp Garlic paste
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp Dry Mango powder (amchur)
1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder (as per taste)
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Dry Fenugreek Leaves (kasoori methi)
2 tbsps finely chopped Coriander Leaves
3 tbsps Oil
Salt to taste

Wash okra. Make it pat dry. Cut okras in 1" long pieces. Set aside.
Cut onions into thin slices and chop tomatoes.
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida in it. After few seconds, add onions in it. Fry for 3 minutes on medium heat.  Now add ginger and garlic paste in it. Fold well. Saute for another 2 minutes. Add tomato, green chilli and salt in it. Mix well.
After 4 mintes, when tomato mash up and leaves oil, add coriander powder, garam masala, dry mango powder and red chilli powder in it. Saute for another 2 minutes. Now add okra in it and mix well.
Cover and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat, stir occasionally.
Mash dry fenugreek leaves with two palms and add it with okras. Add chopped coriander leaves. Switch off the heat. Keep it covered for another five minutes. Fold well.
Serve hot with roti, naan or streamed rice.


  1. Hi Sanoli ,

    Okra stir fry looks Gorgeous !!!

    Rich in colour :)

  2. Looks lovely

  3. looks colorful and tasty curry .. perfect with chapathi.

  4. looks very tempating and delicious!!

  5. looks very inviting and delicious :)

  6. Delicious bhindi do pyaaza. Love it.

  7. delicious, i have some bhindi at home wud love to try this

  8. very very delicious. I am salivating here..

  9. The recipe is truly delicious.
    Liked you blog so following it.

  10. Delicious recipe.. thanks for sharing.

    Love your space.. happy to follow you.