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Bhindi kalimirch.

bhindi kali mich is a vegan , spicy preparation that pairs perfectly with a indian meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine diabetic friendly, Indian, One pot, Vegan
Servings 4 people


  • frying pan
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • mortar and pestle


  • 250 grams okra (bhindi/ ladies finger)

To pound togther

  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds

To fry the bhindi.

  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Nigella seeds ( kalonji)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste


  • Wash and pat dry the okra.
  • Slice off the tops and slice the okra into long thin strips
  • Set it aside till you need it.
  • Using the mortar and pestle pound together the black pepper, cumin and coriander seeds into a coarse blend.
    spice rub for pepper fry
  • Set a frying pan on medium heat, add the oil and let it heat up.
  • Add the nigella seeds and cumin seeds to splutter.
  • Add the sliced okra, the salt, turmeric powder and the tamarind paste.
    okra pepper fry
  • Lower the heat and saute the okra from time to time to cook it. Do not cover with a lid.
  • As the okra starts changing colour, add the pounded spice mix.
    bhindi kali mirch
  • Stir it around and let it continue roasting.
  • Once the sliminess dissappears with slow heat, and the okra is roasted the pepper fry is ready to serve.
    Indian recipes with okra
  • Remove to a serving dish and add to a meal of dal and rotis.
    Bhindi kalimirch, removing mucilage in okra
Keyword Okra recipe
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