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Bhendi Bhaja (Okra Fry)

 Published 2015-Mar-12   Updated 2018-Feb-20

- Submitted by Shrabana Ghosh

(Bhendi Bhaja, Bhindi Bhaja, Okra Fry, Vendakkai Fry, Lady Finger Fry)


Bhendi Bhaja is a very simple and commonly made dish popular in the eastern states of Indian, Bengal and Orissa. It is usually served with rice and dal.

Recipe For Bhendi Bhaja


  • Bhindi (Okra) - 1/2 lb (250 gms)
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Mustard Oil - 1 tbsp


  1. Cut the okra into small pieces.
  2. In a frying pan, heat the mustard oil.
  3. Add the okra pieces and mix with the oil.
  4. Add turmeric and salt and mix.
  5. Fry on low heat for 15 minutes. Bhendi Bhaja is ready to be served.

Serving Suggestion

  • Bhendi Bhaja is a tasty side dish for rice, along with dal.

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Comments (2)

Person   ()
Could we add onions and potatoes in the same way as okra in this dish?
Person   ()
yes you can make alu pr pyaz bhaja in a similar way.

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