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Stir-fry Peanut Okra (Moongfali Bhindi ki Sabzi) recipe

Stir-fry Peanut Okra (Moongfali Bhindi ki Sabzi)

by Leena Kohli (@leenakohli)
Prep Time
15min
Cook Time
20min
Total Time
35min
IndianLunchDinnerSide DishVegetarianVeganGluten-Free

This easy and flavorful Stir-fry Peanut Okra recipe combines fresh okra (bhindi) with crunchy peanuts and Indian spices. Ideal as a side dish, it pairs wonderfully with rice, roti, or naan.

Ingredients

4 Servings
(1 serving = 1 cup)

Main Ingredients

  • 500g
    Okra (Bhindi)
  • 1tsp
    Turmeric
  • 1/2tsp
    Red Chilli Powder
  • 1tsp
    Cumin Powder
  • 1/4cup
    Mustard Oil
  • 1tsp
    Black Mustard Seeds (Kali Sarso)
  • 1tsp
    Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
  • 2sprigs
    Curry leaves
  • 2
    Dry Red Chilli (broken)
  • 1tbsp
    Lemon Juice
  • 1tbsp
    Coriander Seeds (crushed)
  • 1tsp
    Mango Powder (Amchur)
  • 1/3cup
    Roasted Peanuts (coarsely crushed)
  • 1tsp
    Salt (as per taste)

Method

  1. In a small bowl, combine crushed coriander seeds, mango powder, coarsely crushed roasted peanuts, and salt. Set aside.

  2. Wash the okra, pat dry, trim the ends, and slice into long slits. Transfer to a bowl.

  3. Sprinkle turmeric, red chilli powder, and cumin powder over the sliced okra. Toss well to coat evenly and set aside.

    Step 1.1: Sprinkle turmeric, red chilli powder, and cumin powder over the sliced okra
  1. Heat mustard oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add black mustard seeds and carom seeds, allowing them to sizzle.

  2. Stir in the dry red chillies and curry leaves quickly to prevent burning.

  3. Add the seasoned okra to the skillet, drizzle with lemon juice, and stir well. Cook for approximately 10 minutes until the okra is tender and slightly crispy.

    Step 2.1: Add the seasoned okra to the skillet, drizzle with lemon juice, and stir well
  4. Sprinkle the prepared peanut-spice mixture over the okra, mixing thoroughly. Cook on low heat for another 5-7 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

    Step 2.1: Sprinkle the prepared peanut-spice mixture over the okra, mixing thoroughly
    Step 2.2: Sprinkle the prepared peanut-spice mixture over the okra, mixing thoroughly
  5. Serve hot as an accompaniment to dal, rice, or roti.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Mustard oil has a high smoking point and adds a distinctive flavor, but peanut or vegetable oil can be used as alternatives.

  2. Lemon juice not only adds flavor but also helps reduce the sliminess of the okra.

  3. Adjust the red chili powder to taste and add fresh green chilies for extra spice.

  4. If roasted peanuts are not available, dry roast raw peanuts, crush coarsely, and use.

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