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Low Fat Sookhi Bhindi – for diabetics | Easy Side dishes

As a family, we love Okra / Bhindi / Lady finger as a veggie, my elder one is particularly partial to Bhindi & Karela (bitter gourd). Although am not fond of the latter, I eat it in specific dishes only. Today’s dish is a super simple yet different version of the Okra stir fry (Bendekayi Palya) that I usually dish out for the rest of the family. My sister loves this Bendekayi Gojju (okra in tangy gravy)

Do checkout the steps below to get a yummy yet low cal dish. This side dish was served in the Diabetic Mini Thali posted early this week.

Ingredients (serves : 2)

  • Tender Okra / Bhindi / Bendekaayi – 10 nos
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Marination Mix : Garam Masala powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, lemon juice (1 tsp), amchur (dry mango powder), Rasam powder, Sugar or Jaggery (1/2 TBSP)
  • Salt – to taste



  1. Wash, wipe and trim the Okra. 
  2. Cut diagonally into medium slices. 
  3. In a bowl, add the chopped okra, marination mix, give it a quick stir. Let it sit for 7-8 mins.
  4. In a non stick pan, heat oil, add the okra and on a very low flame, let it cook uncovered (about 10 mins). stir once in 2-3 mins so it doesn’t burn. Sprinkle few drops of water from time to time if needed.  
  5. Once done fully, add salt , mix and serve immediately




  1. vaishali sabnani

    Bhindi is one veggie that I enjoy in any form..must try this version too.

  2. Wow, love this version of bhindi with those masalas. Will have to try it for myself.

  3. cookingwithsapana

    We make this every weekend. Looks so yummy.

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