However due to its high fibre content it's highly recommended for good health so I try and incorporate at least once every week . I mostly cook it like a dry vegetable in bit of mustard oil but once in a while make achari bhindi, slightly spicy and perfect with plain parathas . it's also a great and easy way to use the leftover masala bit from your regular achar.
This is what you need :
Okra / lady finger / Bhindi (250 -300 gms ) - sliced into 1 inch long pieces
Onion -1 large - sliced very thinly
Mustard oil / any cooking oil - 1 1/2 table spoon
Achar masala -1 table spoon
Turmeric powder -1/3 teaspoon
Salt - to taste
In a wok / heavy pan heat one table spoon of oil on medium flame.
Add sliced Lady fingers and sauté for a couple of minutes( be gentle while sautéing else it would break ).
Turn heat to low and cover and cook till about
Remove from wok, keep aside.
In the same wok add remaining half table spoon oil add sliced onion.
On medium heat cook onion for 2-3 minutes till it becomes transparent and little soggy.
Add achar masala, salt and turmeric and mix well and continue to cook for a minute or so.
Now add back cooked bhindi and gently mix all well.
Turn heat to low and cook till bhindi is completely done.
Serve hot with parathas, also great as a side dish with Rice.