Ladies Finger

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ABOUT THE PRODUCT 

Lady Finger is a type of green vegetable, long finger like, having a small tip at the tapering end. Its head shows a bulge, lighter green in shade, which is often removed as an inedible portion. The cross section cut okra shows white colored round seeds spread entirely inside the vegetable. 

 

NUTRITIONAL FACTS 

100 grams of bhindi contains 7.03-gram carbohydrates, 2-gram protein, 0.1-gram fat and 9% fiber. It is packed with folate, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. Other than these, it is also rich in calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous and zinc. 

 

STORAGE & USES 

If you are buying bhindi, try to consume it within two to three days, or it tends to turn slimy. The best way to store them is to first wash them with water, pat dry using a kitchen towel, place in paper bags or vegetable pouches, and keep them refrigerated (in the vegetable compartment). 

 

BENEFITS 

Ladies finger aids in digestion as it contains prebiotic fiber and controls obesity and cholesterol. 

It Boosts Immunity & Prevents Anemia. 

Bhindi Huli Recipe – South Indian Style Tangy Okra

 RECIPE:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Bhindi (Lady Finger/Okra) , chopped
  • 1/2 cup Onion , chopped or cubed, preferably red onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tamarind Paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sambar Powder
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • Salt , to taste

Method:

  1. To begin making the Bhindi Huli Recipe (South Indian Style Tangy Okra), wash and dry okra; trim the ends and cut into 1 inch pieces and keep aside. Cube onions and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large deep saucepan and once hot, add mustard seeds. As soon as the mustard seeds crackle and pop, stir in the chopped onions and mix well.
  3. Add in the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and sambar powder (you can omit this or use any curry powder you have). Mix well and sauté on medium high heat, stirring often until the onions are soft and lightly sautéed or until they change color.
  4. Add the chopped bhindi/okra and mix well. Stir in tamarind water or paste along with salt to taste and mix again.
  5. Add as much or as little tamarind for flavoring depending upon how sour you want your curry. Cook on medium high, covered, stirring in between until the bhindi is cooked and semi dry.
  6. Taste in between and add salt or more tamarind according to your taste. Remove from heat and serve as a side dish with your meal.
  7. You can serve Bhindi Huli Recipe (South Indian Style Tangy Okra) along with Mixed Vegetable Sambar and Steamed Rice for a weekday meal.

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