Recipe For Whole Okra / Bhindi Fry
Health benefits of okra / bhindiOkra / bhindi is one of the extensively used green vegetable by the people of India. There is even a fad among the people that when children consume okra they will improve their performance in mathematics. Okra can be used in making different curries which is taken as a side dish along with rice or roti.
- This is a good source of Vitamins A and B and also minerals like iron and calcium besides being an excellent source of fiber.
- It helps in maintaining a smooth skin.
- The fiber in okra helps in maintaining the blood sugar levels.
- Vitamin C present in okra acts as an anti-oxidant which helps giving relief from asthma.
- Okra is considered a wonderful green vegetable which helps treating infections in the lungs, throat.
- The fiber content in this vegetable helps in easy bowel movement.
- The starchy content in okra is effective in beating the heat during summer.
- Okra being an alkaline helps in neutralizing acidity.
- Take small tender bhindi / lady's finger wash it under tap water, spread it on a tissue paper and allow it to dry.
- Once these are fully dry, make a slit half way from the pointed end of the lady's finger.
- Heat enough of vegetable oil in a pan and place these slit bhindis in the place.
- Allow these to shallow fry over medium flame.
- Once these are nearly done, sprinkle little dhania (coriander seeds) powder, jeera (cumin seeds) powder, salt, little red chilli powder and amchoor (dry mango powder) over these fried bhindis.
- Stir it well and turn off the stove after a couple of minutes.
- Take these in a serving plated and garnish as you wish.
- These can be relished as a side dish with rice or chapati.