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Bhindi Do Pyaza 22

Bhindi Do Pyaza (restaurant style)

a perfect vegetarian and gluten-free side dish using Ladies Finger (bhindi / okra) and double amount of Onions. one of the popular vegetarian recipe from north-Indian cuisine.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine North Indian Cuisine
Servings 2


  • 300 gram Bhindi (ladies finger)
  • 1 no. Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 no. Onion (cubed)
  • 1 no. Tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1 no. Tomato (cubed)
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Fresh cream
  • tsp Red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp Coriander powder
  • ½ tsp Cumin powder
  • ½ tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Garam masala powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Sugar 3
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Kasoori methi as needed
  • Water as needed
  • Salt as needed


  • Wash and clean all the bhindis.
  • Then remove the top and the bottom of all of them, cut into 2-3 inch pieces. Keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a deep pan.
  • When oil is hot enough, then add okra gently and fry for 4-5 minutes over medium flame.
  • Soon bhindis look slightly brownish in color.
  • Lower the heat and take out the bhindis to a plate.
  • Into the same pan with the remaining oil, add first cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
  • Add finely chopped onion and saute till light brown in color over low-medium heat.
  • Then add ginger-garlic paste and saute for few seconds.
  • Now add the finely chopped tomatoes and cook for few minutes or until the tomatoes are fully cooked, mushy.
  • Then add all the spice powders, salt and mix well.
  • Add 1 tbsp water and cook the masala.
  • When the paste starts oozing out oil, add the fried okras aka bhindis and gently mix.
  • Pour 1/2 - 1/3 cup water (depending upon the consistency of the curry desired) along with sugar and onion cubes.
  • Give a gentle stir and allow to cook by covering the pan for 3-4 minutes.
  • Then add the tomato cubes, fresh cream and mix again gently.
  • Cook for 1-2 minute more without covering the pan.
  • Finally add butter and turn off heat.
  • Sprinkle kasoori methi and serve the bhindi do pyaza hot with paratha or roti !


  • Sugar is optional here, but it balances the taste of tomatoes.
Keyword Do Pyaza Recipe, Gluten free, Healthy Side Dish, Okra, vegan