Okra/Lady's finger/Bhindi is a popular health food due to its high fiber, vitamin C, and folate content.Okra is also known for being high in antioxidants. Okra is also a good source of calcium and potassium.


Okra/Lady's finger/Bhindi-10
Thick yogurt(dahi)-2 tbsp
Ginger-garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Kasoori Methi Leaves-1/4 tsp
Roasted Cumin seeds powder-1/2 tsp
Turmeric-a pinch
Chili powder-1/8 tsp
Black pepper-2 pinch
Gram flour(Besan)-2 tbsp+2 pinch
Corn flour-2 pinch
Oil-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


1-Wash the okra(bhindi) in water properly.Wipe them dry with a paper towel.Cut top and tail of the bhindi then slice from center.

2-In a bowl mix yogurt,gram flour,ginger-garlic paste,kasoori methi leaves,roasted cumin seeds powder,turmeric powder,chili powder,oil and salt,make a smooth batter.

3-Put okra into the batter and toss until all the okra is well coated with the batter.

 4-Grease one microwave plate and arrange okra/bhindi pieces in one layer.

5-Sprinkle 2 pinch of gram flour,2 pinch of corn flour and pepper powder over okra/bhindi.

6-Microwave for 2 min 30 sec...then dip 1 fork into oil and with that turn them other side.

7-Again cook for 2 min 30 sec.Let them cool for 10 mins.
8-Transfer them into serving plate and serve as starter or side dish.


Unknown said…
I love crispy bendi...cooking in microwave is a very healthy twist. I normally fry it in oil and bendi normally absorbs lot of oil..will try the microwave way...

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