Lady Finger Bhaji (Okra/Bhende)
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Serves: Serves 1-2
  • 250 g Lady fingers
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1 small Tomato
  • dash Coconut Vinegar
  • 2-3 dried Kokam peels
  • pinch Salt
  • pinch Pepper
  • 1 cup water
  1. Rinse the Lady Finger and discard the ends. Cut the Vegetable into 3-4 cm long pieces.
  2. Slice the onion and cube the Tomato. Fry first the onion for 2-3 min till glossy in some oil, then add the cut tomato and further fry for 2 min.
  3. Add in the Lady Finger pieces and stir fry for a min. You will notice that the Ladyfingers are emitting a slimy substance. That is normal. To get rid of the slime add the Coconut Vinegar.
  4. Season quickly with Kokam, Salt and Pepper and add in the Water. Mix well and cover the pot to simmer on slow flame. Allow it to cook for 15 min and then check if the vegetable is soft and ready to be served, if not cook a couple of minutes more. The Lady finger should be cooked, a bit crunchy and not mashed!
  5. Serve hot with Rice and curry or enjoy the vegetarian dish plain!
Recipe by Masala Herb at