Bhindi Jhal

Bhindi Jhal - Okra(Bhindi) Curry cooked in mustard paste and oil. A very traditional Bengali dish that can be made ready in 20 minutes.

Recipe Ingredients

* Bhindi (Okra) - 250g

* Mustard Oil - 2 tbsp

* Mustard Paste - 2 tbsp

* Green Chillies (cut) - 2

* Salt to taste

* Water - 1/4 cup

Mustard Paste Preparation

Take 200g of Mustard seeds (sarson) and wash well. Grind to a paste by adding just enough water to get a paste like consistency.


First wash the bhindis and pat dry them completely. Cut off the tail and head and slit each bhindi into half.

Take a kadai(wok) and heat mustard oil in it. Once it is hot sauté the bhindis till they are little soft and tender. Add mustard paste, salt , green chillies and water.

Cook over a medium flame till the okra is done. Serve hot.

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