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Okra Recipe (Bhindi) | Vegan, One Pan Indian Dish

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Ready to make meal planning a breeze? Try this simple and mouthwatering 20-minute okra recipe (Bhindi). An all-time favourite Indian and Pakistani dish, this recipe is bursting with nutrition and flavor. If you're tired of eating the same 'ol veggies, this has your name written all over it!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 3 people
pkra (bhindi) in a bowl with roti and lemon slices


  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 onion medium, thinly sliced
  • 340 g okra frozen, pre-cut
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 chili green, washed, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato medium, washed, diced in medium cubes
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice of fresh lemon
  • ½ cup cilantro fresh, washed, finely chopped


  • In medium pan, heat oil and fry onions until lightly golden.
  • Saute okra on high heat for 5 to 7 mins. Stir often to prevent burning.
  • Reduce heat and add dry spices, chilli and tomato. Stir well to coat okra.
  • Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Once cooked, pour lemon juice over okra and garnish with cilantro. Enjoy hot.


Nutrition Facts
Okra Recipe (Bhindi) | Vegan, One Pan Indian Dish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 789mg33%
Potassium 496mg14%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1350IU27%
Vitamin C 50.3mg61%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note the nutritional analysis values are estimates and suggestions. This nutrition facts table does not know your life - your body, including your hunger and satiety cues, change daily. It's okay to eat more or less. Say no to food guilt and instead embrace mindful eating.