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Healthy Vegetarian Foods


This was the blog for Friday, but for some reason, I could not load the pictures so i tried again today.

I am home alone this weekend, my son has gone to Cape Town for the weekend, and i thought since he is not here i can cook what i like to eat and serve my meal the traditional way. I really enjoy okra or lady fingers or as we Indians call it Bhindi, and i know it is tricky to clean, but once you get the just of it, it is not bad at all. However we do not always get okra, and thus when i do find them i buy a whole lot of them, clean and flash freeze before parking in portion size plastic bags. The recipe i am sharing with you is simple but very flavourful.

  Okra (Bhindi)

500ml chopped okra

40ml cooking oil

5ml coriander powder

5ml cumin powder

2ml turmeric powder

5ml chilli powder

5ml salt

3-4 curry leaves

5ml lemon juice (sprinkled just before serving)





  1. Wash and dry okra thoroughly, then chop or slice
  2. Heat oil – add the curry leaves and then the okra and spices
  3. Lower heat and allow to cook for about 10 minutes-stirring continuously
  4. Serve with rotis & some yoghurt





Okra omits a sticky substance when it comes into contact with water — therefore always wash and dry thoroughly before chopping. Avoid adding water to the cooking process; rather cover the utensil for a few minutes when cooking.




Comments: 7

  • mitzireddy


    I have never eaten okra – the stickiness always put me off -but your recipe and pic look tempting. With all the world ending predictions etc maybe it time I tried it.

  • tandy.sinclair


    I have never tasted okra!

  • HealthyVegetarianFoods


    Thanks Mitzi, it really is not that difficult–make sure you was and dry them well and oil your knife before slicing

  • HealthyVegetarianFoods


    You should try them, they are very nice

  • janicetripepi


    Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-vine!!! copy paste!!! xxxx jan

  • 13/11/2014

    Your recipe sounds really nice.
    Okra is available cut and frozen in Cape Town all year round.
    Vadilal okra/bhindi cuts from Fatima’s Favourite foods.

    • 09/01/2015

      Thanks i will have to look out for the frozen variety here in Joburg

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