Available all year round, bhindi (or okra) is a super versatile vegetable that has a separate fan base altogether. It is a widely used veggie in several culinary preparations in the Indian cuisine. Okra belongs to the mallow family and is a flowering plant that is mainly found in places such as Africa, the Middle East, South America and India. All thanks to its slender shape, okra is called as lady's finger too.
Even though it is a common vegetable in the Indian kitchens, many doesn't know the countless health benefits the vegetable comes with. Bhindi is rich in vitamins and minerals along with high-fibre content. As per the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a 100-gram serving of okra contains 33 calories, 1.93 gram protein, 7.45 grams of carbohydrates, 0.19 grams fat and 3.2 grams of fibre. Besides being a healthy pick, bhindi can be tossed into a super delicious side dish or even a curry one with interesting twists. No matter what you make, a spicy dry dish of bhindi served with piping hot parathas can be the ultimate crowd pleaser at the lunch table!
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Here we have a tantalising bhindi recipe that is quick, easy and simply irresistible! Bhindi Kali Mirch from NDTV Food's YouTube channel has blanched bhindi cooked in a pool of spices such as cumin, coriander, ginger, garlic, green chillies, turmeric and tomato puree. It is then tossed with black pepper, aamchoor, methi powder and clove powder. Serve it hot for your next lunch with piping hot parathas for mouth-watering meal.
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