Bhindi do Pyaaza

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This is my personal take on this preparation! I swear! 😀

Do pyaza is a combination of words that practically means twice the onions. A dish that is prepared with twice the amount of onions than the main ingredient.

I often make okra or bhindi for dinner with onions and family loves it. Addition of fennel seeds powder and amchur (dry mango powder) creates a great symphony with onions.

Cooking onions in oil till it browns and cramalizes and then spicing up & tossing with cut okra, cook further more till it is evenly done! Let’s focus on the recipe which is totally hassle free.

Taking it to Angie’s Fiesta Friday, co-hosted by  Aunt Juju and Quinn!

This is how I made it!

Bhindi do Pyaaza

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Kitchen Equipments Required

Cutting board, knife, a heavy bottom pan or Kadhai (wok) with a lid, stirring spoon.


Bhindi (Okra/lady finger) – 350 gms, chopped into small or big pieces 

Onions, red – 500 gms, chopped roughly

Oil – 1 tbsp

Hing / Asafetida – a pinch 

Ajwain / carom seeds – 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder – 1&1/2 tbsp

Turmeric – 1/2 tsp

Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp or to taste

Ginger powder – 1/4 tsp

Fennel powder – 1/2 tsp

Amchur – 1 tsp


1. Heat oil in the heavy bottom pan. Once hot, lower the heat to low and add hing and carom / ajwain seeds. Sauté for a second. Once they crackle, add onions. 

2. Cooking onions in less oil – There is a trick to cooking onions on less oil. Once you add the onions to the oil, increase the heat to medium. Sauté for 2 minutes. Now put the lid on the pan and let it cook on lower heat for another 2 minutes. It will get slightly steamed and still not raw. It will Leave slight water too. Take the lid off. Sauté the onions for another 3 minutes on medium flame. In this process, the onions are cooked and slightly caramelized too. Alternately, you may use more oil and cook the traditional way too.

3. Now that the onions are cooked, add all the other spices and toss well.

4. Add the chopped okra/bhindi to the pan. Toss on high flame for 2 minutes while stirring frequently.

5. Cover with lid and let cook on low flame for 2 minutes.

6. Remove the lid. Increase the flame and cook on medium high flame for another 3-4 minutes. 

Bhindi-do-Pyaaza is ready!

Serve it with some hot Rotis or Naan or Tandoori roti or Lachcha Parantha,  Masala Chhachh and salad. Enjoy the bliss of Sweetness of onions, earthern flavor of bhindi and aromas of spices that went in. An absolute winner, all time!

Make it soon and send me the review.


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  1. How is it that your okra can look so amazingly delicious and not at all slimy? My mouth is actually watering right now even though I just had dinner (fast food popcorn chicken, boo hoo). I need to cook okra more often. I’m so fascinated by it and actually planted a few plants but never harvested the fruit pods, duh! They do look pretty, though. I’ve bought hing and amchur but not ajwain (need to google). Can I just omit?