We have always shied away from vegetables. Who would prefer a bowl of home-cooked sabji over our forever favourite pasta and pizza? Well, it looks like there are some exceptions, and taking the top spot on this list is Anshula Kapoor. Recently, on her Instagram stories, Anshula revealed the one dish she can have every day. To our surprise, it was neither a plateful of spaghetti nor a Mexican taco; instead, it was a bowl of bhindi. She shared a snap of her plate, which showcased a side of okra with some delicious-looking curry. “Can you also have bhindi every day, or is it just me?” Anshula Kapoor captioned the post. Alongside, she also added a poll to gauge her fans’ love for the humble vegetable. “Bhindi is bae,” read the title, with two options: “bhindi lovers unite” and “nah…not into it.” Take a look:
Popularly known as lady’s finger, bhindi is a highly nutritious vegetable enriched with dietary fiber, antioxidants, folates, vitamins A, C, and K, iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, beta-carotene, phytonutrients, and calcium, among other nutrients. The sticky content, which causes many people to refrain from using this vegetable, is actually good for health, as it eases constipation and improves bowel function. If you think that bhindi is a boring vegetable, let us tell you that there is ample room for creativity. From classic bhindi bites to pairing them with mutton in a gravy, bhindi can be prepared in more than one way.
Here’re 5 Delicious Bhindi Recipes For You To Try:
1. Bhindi Ka Salan
Are you looking for a recipe for crispy fried bhindi covered in a creamy yogurt-based gravy with delicious flavors? We are sure you’ll absolutely love this bhindi ka salan. Wondering how to make it? Click here.
2. Bhindiwala Meat
Give a delicious and interesting twist to your regular meat curry by cooking tender meat pieces along with okra and desi masalas. Get the recipe here.
3. Crispy Andhra Bhindi
Craving something crispy and comforting? This Andhra Bhindi recipe has got you covered. Bhindi is fried with some basic spices and then mixed with mouth-watering additions such as Bengal gram, mustard seeds, and coconut. Click here for recipe.
4. Minted Chickpeas and Crispy Okra
Boil a portion of chickpeas and pair them with cherry tomatoes, pomegranate, spices, and herbs. Finish off with a crispy okra topping. Full recipe here.
5. Bharwan Bhindi
Presenting a cracker of a dish that can never go wrong – aromatic, lip-smacking masala stuffed inside lightly fried okra. It’s ready to serve! For the recipe, click here.
Which is your favourite bhindi recipe? Do tell us in the comments section below.