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Kairiwali bhindi

Kairiwali bhindi is a popular Indian Side Dish
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Serves 4


3 tbsp. - oil

800 gms - lady fingers, trimmed

2 raw mangoes, peeled, cored and cut into strips

2 tsp - Sugar

1 tsp - Fennel seeds

1/2 tsp - Nigella seeds (kalonji)

4 onions, sliced

2 tsp - chopped Ginger

2 tsp - chopped Green chillies

1.5 tsp - chilli powder

2 tsp - coriander powder

1 tsp - cumin powder

juice of 1/2 a Lemon

salt to taste

1/2 tsp - crushed pepper


  1. Heat 1.5 tbsp. oil in a pan and saute lady's fingers for a minute over medium heat. Lower heat, cover pan, and cook until lady fingers are tender. Set aside.
  2. In a separate pan, heat 1/2 tbsp. oil and add the raw mango strips. Sprinkle with sugar and saute on high heat. Set aside.
  3. In another pan, heat 1 tbsp. oil. Saute fennel and nigella seeds until they crackle. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add ginger, green chilli, salt and the spice powders. Add the sauteed lady's fingers and mango strips.
  4. Add lemon juice and adjust seasoning. Sprinkle over with pepper powder and serve hot.
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