Easy Coriander cumin Okra recipe/Bhindi/Vendakai

Dhaniya jeera bhindi/ spicy okras

I have some easy to prepare okra recipes that are totally fuss free with no elaborate procedures . Just some kitchen spice powders readily available and you are done.

This recipe calls for a little more addition of coriander and cumin  powders also called daana jeeru powder. These amazing powders does something to an otherwise ordinary vegetable.

Sometimes simple is tasty. My experience .

The recipe


250 gams of okras / bhindis
1 1/2 tsp  cumin powder
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
Pinch of asafoetida powder
Pinch of mango powder
Salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp fresh chopped coriander leaves

For tempering

1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds


Wash clean and wipe dry the okra.
Trim the heads and tails and chop them.

Heat a pan, add oil , add cumin seeds, crackle mustard seeds.
Add the okras and stir well in the oil .
Then add all the remaining powders , add salt .
Cook covered without adding water. Give a good stir in between.
The steam inside will help cook the dry okras without making it sticky and slimy.

Serve hot with phulkas or rice.


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