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Quick Meal Under 30 Minutes

Recipe for Bhindi/Okra Fry


Bhindi                                                 15

Gram flour                                        2 tbsp.

Rice flour                                           2 tbsp.

Turmeric powder                            ¼ tsp.

Red chilly powder                           1 tsp.

Dried mango powder                     ¼ tsp.

Salt                                                     as per taste

Oil                                                       for deep frying



Wash bhindi and dry well. Cut bhindi lengthwise into 4. Mix all the remaining ingredients and add it to the bhindi. Keep the mixture dry.

Bhindi mixture

Heat the oil in a deep pan on medium high flame. Once the oil is hot add bhindi into the oil. Do not overcrowd the oil. Divide the mixture into batches as per the oil quantity and pan size. Once bhindi turns into golden colour take it out from the oil.

Deep frying bhindi

Kurkuri crispy bhindi fry is ready.

Bhindi/Okra fry

Recipe for Dal


Toor Dal                                        1 cup

Onion                                             1

Tomato                                         1

Green Chilly                                  1

Turmeric powder                        ¼ tsp

Salt                                                 as per taste

Water                                            4 cups

Curry leaves                                 12

Mustard seeds                             ½ tsp.

Cumin seeds                                ½ tsp.

Asafoetida                                    ¼ tsp

Ghee                                              1tbsp.



Wash toor dal and soak it in water. It is completely fine if you do not have the time to soak the dal as we will be cooking the dal in pressure cooker. Add dal in pressure cooker, then add the sliced onions, chopped tomatoes, slit green chilly, turmeric powder and salt. Add water and cook the dal for about 3 whistles.

Cooking dal

Once the dal is cooked we will start with the tempering. In a small tempering pan add ghee. Once the ghee is hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida. Once the mustard seeds pop add curry leaves. Add the tempering into the dal and let the dal come to a boil. You can adjust the consistency of dal and check for salt during this time. Dal is now ready.

Tempering dal

Serve hot dal and crispy bhindi fry with steam rice, papad and pickle. Enjoy your meal!!

Quick Meal under 30 minutes
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AboutManisha Rane

Hi!! I am Manisha Rane. I enjoy eating food and love cooking for my family. “Our Orange Kitchen” is a place where i will be documenting the Konkani Cuisine, my mom’s recipes & food my family enjoys.

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