Bhindi in Tamarind Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Okra1 Pound (Or Ladies Fingers)
 Canned chopped tomatoes8 Ounce (1 Can)
 Spring onions4 , peeled, trimmed and finely sliced
 Tamarind concentrate/2 pieces dried tamarind1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Sea salt To Taste
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Cornflour1 Teaspoon
 Cold water1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 64 Calories from Fat 3

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.31 g0.48%

Saturated Fat 0.06 g0.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 163.5 mg6.8%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g4.8%

Dietary Fiber 5.2 g20.7%

Sugars 1.7 g

Protein 4 g7%

Vitamin A 19.4% Vitamin C 53.4%

Calcium 12.3% Iron 10.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In cold water, wash the okra well. Cut off the top and tail.

2) In a casserole, place the okra.
3) To this, add the tomatoes and their juice, onions, tamarind and a light sprinkling of salt and pepper. Mix well.
4) On high power, cook covered for 10 minutes, stirring in between.
5) Uncover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring twice.
6) With a slotted spoon, transfer the okra to a warm serving dish.
7) In a bowl, mix the cornflour and cold water.
8) Into the cooking liquid, add this.
9) On high power, cook for 1 minute and then stir thoroughly.

10) Serve the Okra hot topped with the sauce. Serve cooked roast buckwheat or lentils on the side.