Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lady's Finger Bhaaji.

This dish is one of my most favorite ones. Bhindi / lady's finger...! A beautiful vegetable to cook with. Go ahead, and try this out. You know you want to... ;-)

Time needed : 10-15 min

The following measures used in this post serves for two.

Ingredients :

About 20 huge lady's fingers (depends really! Do your math keeping in mind that after cooking, lady's fingers get really soft and squishy and the quantity seems to be really less when compared to the quantity in your bowl before cooking them.)
5 dried red chillies
6 tspn vegetable oil 
1 tspn mustard seeds
1/2 tspn turmeric powder(haldi)(optional)

Method :

  • Chop the lady's fingers anyway you like. Refer to my pictures for how i did it. Keep it aside for later use. Also crush the 5 dried red chillies with your hand and keep it aside.
  • Add about 6 tspn oil to the pan and heat it for about 2-3 min. Then add 1 tspn mustard seeds and let it fry. When it starts making popping sounds, add the crushed chillies to it and mix quickly else the chillies will burn. (You have to add the chillies as soon as the popping sounds start. If you wait for it to stop, while you add chillies, your mustard seeds will burn and give out a strange taste.)

  •  Add the chopped lady's fingers to the pan and mix quickly, or the chillies will burn.

  • Now add 1/2 tspn turmeric powder(haldi) for the flavor. Do not add too much, it will compromise the taste. Also add appropriate amount of salt and mix well. Sprinkle a little water. Do not pour, just sprinkle. Not much because lady's fingers do not need much water to cook. Just sprinkle a few spoons and mix.

  • Close the pan with a lid and cook on low flame. Make sure it's on low flame or these contents will stick to the pan and burn. Check after 3-4 minutes and mix. 
  • Take a spoon and taste a piece to check if it's soft enough to be eaten. If not let it cook a minute more or two. This vegetable cooks really fast, so do not go away for long!
  • Serve with hot chapatis or as a side dish with rice.  

Try it out yourself and mail me a picture of your preparation to, and i will flaunt it on my blog. Looking forward to your valuable feedback. 




  1. Wow!...I love lady's finger curry...Thanks for the recipe :)...The picture is so tempting.......
    I am planning to start food blog soon :D

    1. MY pleasure Valli.. It's fun trying out recipes.. and blogging abt it makes it all the more enjoyable! ;)