Friday, 21 December 2012

Bhindi Do Pyaaza

Bhindi do pyaaza ia a popular dish in most restaurant menus.

The hindi name for Okra/Ladyfinger is Bhindi and for onions is Pyaz. Do in Hindi means twice or double. This recipe uses double the amount of onions than what is used generally. Hence the name Bhindi Do Pyaza

I generally use microwave oven to cook okra so that we can use less amount of oil later.


Bhindi ( Okra) - 250 gms
Onions - 200 grams
Ginger/Garlic paste - 20 grams
red chilly powder - 25 grams
amchur (dried mango powder) - 10 grams
garam masala powder - 10 grams
Oil - 20 grams
Turmeric powder and salt - to taste
Mustard - 5 grams
Cumin seeds - 2 grams
Curry leaves - few


Wash and clean the okras. Chop them into slightly big pieces.
Chop the onions into small pieces.
Microwave the chopped okras with little salt for about 5 minutes. The okras would be 75% cooked by this time.
In a kadai pour oil. Add mustard.
Once mustard splutters add the cumin seeds and curry leaves and fry for about a minute.
Add the chopped onions and fry until they are light brown.
Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for another 2 minutes.
Add salt, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and Red chilly powder.
Mix well and cook until the raw smell goes away.
Now add the cooked okras and amchur powder. Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes.

Bhindi Do Pyaaza is ready!! Serve with hot rotis/chapathis/phulkas.

Linking this to spicenflavours Turmeric or Garlic, cookin good-food's Only side dishes, Nivedhan's syf-hws-ginger who is guest hosting syf-cook-with-spices-series


  1. Thanks for sending this yummy ginger recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

    Please add the link to Anu's page also..
    Ongoing Event - Mission - Breakfast

    1. Thanks Sowmya,

      I have added the link to ANU's page