Chatpati Bhindi

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Very Good based on 24 Ratings

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I have learnt this preparation from my Mother. I like the tangy flavour in this which comes from tomatoes. I am serving this for dinner tonight with roti, and daal makhani. I have uploaded 2 pictures and both have been taken in different light, so they look different.Try this recipe and I would love to hear your comments and feedback. Enjoy!!!


Servings: 3 Preparation time:
  • Okra, Raw, Ladys Finger, Bhindi 260 (to 300) gms Okra (lady'sfinger/bhindi)
  • Tomatoes, Red, Ripe, Raw, Red Tomato 2 (large sized) tomatoes
  • Garlic, Raw, Garlic flakes, Lahsun, grated garlic, Garlic pods garlic flakes 4 (to 5)
  • Green Chillies, Chilies, Hot Chili, Green, Raw, Chilli, Chilly 2 green chilies
  • Cumin Seed, Shahi Jeera, Nitu Didi cumin seed 1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • Dhania Powder , Coriander Powder, Corriander Powder, NITU DIDIS CORIANDER POWDER, Coriander Pd 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Turmeric, Ground,powder, Haldi, Nitu Didi turmeric powder 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil, Cooking 2-3 tbsp oil for cooking
  • Salt, Common Salt, Rock Salt, Table Salt Salt to taste

Instructions (Preparation Steps):

  • Wash okra and pat dry. Slit the okra lengthwise. If the okra is big in size then further cut it into 2 pieces. Meaning from a big okra you will have 4 pieces.
  • Heat oil in a thick bottom pan. Shallow fry the okra in small batches. Once the okra starts to get a nice golden brown colour remove it and transfer to a kitchen paper to soak excess oil.While shallow frying sprinkle some salt and turmeric on the okra, just a little bit is enough because the masala will also contain salt.
  • Blend together tomatoes, garlic, green chilies, 1 tsp cumin, turmeric, and coriander powder.
  • Now use the same pan in which you have fried the okra. The oil which is remaining in it after frying can be used for cooking the masala. If you think there is less oil then just add a little bit more to it.
  • Heat this oil. Add 1/2 tsp cumin. Once the cumin seeds start crackling add the blended paste.
  • Cook the tomato paste on medium heat until oil separates. Once the paste is cooked halfway add salt.
  • When the paste is cooked add the fried okra in it. Toss gently and turn off the gas after 1-2 mins.
  • Serve this lightly tangy okra(chatpati bhindi) with roti.
  • Tips:
  • If you think that the tomatoes are not sour then just add 1/4 tsp mango powder or amchoor to the masala.

Cook's Tip:
Always warm dry spices like cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves, etc. on a griddle before powdering. They will grind faster and the powder will be finer.
If you cook Indian food, you are bound to get turmeric stains on your clothes at one time or another. The good news is they're really easy to take out. Wash the stained clothes/kitchen linen immediately in cool water and soap. Dry in the sun and the stain will fade to a very pale pink. Wash the article again and the stain will be gone!
Immerse the egg in a pan of cool salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh; if it rises to the surface, it is certainly quite old.


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    549 days ago
    yummy tasty I like okra
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    701 days ago
    very nice
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    874 days ago
    It's amazing I really like it and when I try to cook so its very easy and tasty??
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    1152 days ago
    will gonna try for sure
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    1153 days ago
    it turned out delicious.. thank you so much for the recipe
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    1258 days ago
    tried n loved it ....just simply wow
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    it was just awesome.....
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    1299 days ago
    was a hit. .. my husband loved it.. thanks. ..
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    awsme 1..tasty
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