Tawa Bhindi Recipe | Pan-Fried Okra
Simple and quick yummy recipe, fried Tawa Bhindi Recipe | Pan-Fried Okra with video tutorial.
I used a cast iron pan for this, few ingredients and ready in ten minutes; tasty and chatpata. Tawa Bhindi recipe is actually a must on any North-Indian wedding menu. It is my easy, tasty twist to a typical Stuffed Bhindi recipe. My mom used to slit and fill each Bhindi with the masala. I lack her patience so I give it my quick twist. Believe me, it tastes great.
It is perfectly cooked in the cast iron pan; you should ditch the toxic non-stick pans. The pan is clear with no slimy residue from the bhindi and it is ready under 15 minutes. It is a simple but special, vegan and vegetarian side dish that can be served with Naan, Paratha, Roti or even Rice.
Tawa fried bhindi is spicy and crispy. This Bhindi or Okra recipe is pan-fried with Besan, garlic powder and our regular Indian spices. Check out how to make this easy recipe at home by following my authentic recipe tutorial with elaborated steps.
Tawa Bhindi Recipe | Pan-Fried Okra
Okra | Bhindi is a staple and is cooked in many ways in different parts of India. But if you are a real bhindi lover then do try this North Indian way of cooking it. It is an abundant source of nutrients, helps in weight loss, controls blood sugar levels as well as improves digestion.
250 gms Bhindi or Okra
1 tbsp Besan / Chickpea flour
4 tiny onions
2 tbsp Peanuts
1 tsp Red chili powder
2 green chillies
1 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Cumin and coriander powder Dhania-jeera Powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Garlic powder
2 tbsp Oil
Firstly, wash and pat dry the okra with a kitchen towel. Chop the top and bottom ends.
Next, slit the Bhindi lengthwise but do NOT cut it into half. Keep it aside.
Consequently, take Besan, Red chili powder, salt, Cumin and coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric, and garlic powder in a big mixing bowl. Mix them very well
Now, heat oil in a pan or Tawa. Add the cumin. Once it splutters, add the green chilles.
Next, add the bhindi and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes or until they are tender.
Toss in between.Add the onions and then the peanuts.
Subsequently, sprinkle the prepared masala. Mix it very well.
Let it cook till nice and crispy.
Tawa Bhindi Recipe | Pan-Fried Okra is ready. Serve it hot with Naan, Roti, Paratha or with rice.
Notes : How to cook Bhindi well
Choose tender green okra and when you snap the end, it should break off easily.
Wipe them dry
Don’t stir continuously when sautéing or cooking. Just toss them.
Do not cover with a lid while cooking.
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- 250 gms Bhindi or Okra
- 1 tbsp Besan / Chickpea flour
- 4 tiny onions
- 2 tbsp peanuts
- 2 green chillies
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1 tsp Cumin and coriander powder Dhana-jeera Powder
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric
- 1 tsp Garam masala
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp oil
- Firstly, wash and pat dry the okra with a kitchen towel. Chop the top and bottom ends.
- Next, slit the Bhindi lengthwise but do NOT cut it into half. Keep it aside.
- Consequently, take Besan, Red chilli powder, salt, Cumin and coriander powder, garam masala, turmeric, and garlic powder in a big mixing bowl. Mix them very well
- Now, heat oil in a pan or Tawa. Add the cumin. Once it splutters, add the green chillies.
- Next, add the bhindi and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes or until they are tender.
- Toss in between. Add the onions and then the peanuts.
- Subsequently, sprinkle the prepared masala. Mix it very well.
- Let it cook till nice and crispy.
- Tawa Bhindi Recipe | Pan-Fried Okra is ready. Serve it hot with Naan, Roti, Paratha or with rice.
Nice recipe. Simple to cook. Looks delicious.
Yummm… any tawa vegetables reminds me of winter Indian wedding. Tawa Bhindi and Shimla mirch is my favorite. I make it pretty much the same way. I don’t use Peanuts. May be next time will try doing them.
My ex’s mother made tawa bhindi really well and I loved it but I never had a recipe. I will try out your recipe!
Bhindi is favorite veggie of my girls and I used to make it at least 3-4 times in a week. but they like simple fried bhindi without any extra masala . your recipe sounds so amazing and my mother is law used to make this way. my mother make it my adding onion-garlic paste. honestly, I liked it all ways. it is my all time favorite too.
I love tawa bhindi as it is so crispy and crunchy. I have never tried this at home but would love to do it now , thanks a lot for sharing the recipe with some valuable tips.
Looks good. Will try it out.
Love your recipes Harjeet JI. Your recipe is so easy to make and your tips are great. Will definitely try out this Okra recipe.
One of my favorite dishes. In fact, I love bhindi in any form. We too add besan to it. Will try your recipe next time and add in the garlic powder. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
My husband and Son are die hard bhindi lovers. Ive to make it thrice a week for sure. This recipe looks delish, will try it out.. 🙂
This is an awesome recipe. I love okra and am constantly on the look out for innovative ways of cooking it. Will try it!
Thanks for sharing this recipe with something different. I will surely try and follow the tips.
I love bhindi. i may a similar fry but without slitting the bhindi. Should try that as well, coz after reading your post I feel the masalsa will get absorbed well into the veg.
Nice recipe 😋😋😋😋😋
Such nice recipe peanuts would remove that sogginess and also give it a good taste.
This is yummylicious! I love to try variations with bhindi, will try this one too 🙂
I am bhindi lover and tawa bhindi is one of my favorite. I will try this quick recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing tips for cooking this recipe perfectly.
Super delicious. Okra has special in my all family member’s heart. I have learned this recipe of okra with one of my Gujarati friend, with actually the same combination of masalas, but yes i used to stuff that slit okra with all roasted ingredients. I rather find your recipe more simple, easier and quicker one. So no chances of second thought I have to try this one.
It is looking very yummy. It’s simple but full of taste. Peanuts always add on the flavour.
Tawa bhindi is a favorite in our house. Though its usually very simple two or max 3 ingredients that I use but I am loving the look of your pictures and it looks so colorful. I am going to try this style out and share my review. your pictures are superb.
i still fill and make bhindi fry, this sounds like a good easy way! Will try it out soon. I absolutely loved the details and the print out and the video.
I really liked this recipes Harjeet JI. It is so easy to make and your tips are great. Will definitely try out this Okra recipe
I really liked this recipe. It is so easy to make and your tips are great. Will definitely try out .
We are a family of Bhindi lovers and we love to hog on Bhindi in any form. Thanks for the interesting recipe.
Bhindi is my family fav, except me everyone in family loves to have. I would love to make it your way. thank you!
Wow, Harjeet, recipe padke aur picture dekhke moonh mein paani aa gaya… Bhindi is my favorite vegetable and my mumma makes this bhindi fry for me and my sister. It tastes so yummy. But, each time I try to replicate it I fail miserably. But let me try your recipe and try to wow my hubby and kid. Fingers crossed! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!
Definitely sounds like a hit rceipe and I’m going to.try it real soon. Thank you for sharing
There should be more Tender, love and care for the new mother as there are too many things on the platter . People around should be more supportive and understanding at this time 🙂
I like okra and certainly will give it a try 🙂