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Bhindi Chicken in a grey plate with naan to side

Bhindi Chicken

This is my mum's recipe for Bhindi Chicken in which Okra (Bhindi in Gujarati) and Chicken are stir fried with tomato and spices to create a wholesome and delicious side or main served with chapati. My mum recently made this for us when  we were visiting and my daughter loved it. It is a must try recipe for all lovers of Okra.

Course Lunch, Side
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Bhinda Chicken, Bhindi Chicken, Bhindi Curry, BHindi Masala, Bhindi Sabzi, Bhindi Stir Fry, Murgh Bhindi, Okra and Chicken, Okra Stiry Fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 as a side
Calories 201 kcal
Author Safira

Ingredients

  • 40 Okra
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Green Chilli Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 lb Chicken Breast Cleaned and cut into small cubes
  • 100 ml Plum Tomato Pureed

Instructions

  1. Wash the okra in cold water and then dry thoroughly and individually with a towel.

  2. You can then leave it out to air dry for a number of hours or overnight. This is an optional step.

  3. Chop off tip and then cut each okra into rounds.

  4. Heat oil. Once hot, fry Okra over a low heat for 10 - 15 minutes.

  5. Add Salt, Green Chilli and Garlic. 

  6. Mix togeher, then add in Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric, Cumin Powder and Coriander Powder.

  7. Add Chicken and cook for 5 minutes on medium low.Now add some Tomato and cook for a further 7 - 8 minutes.

Recipe Notes

How to prep Bhindi

The one issue that comes up time and again when Okra is mentioned is the slime also known as mucilage. 

1. Wash the okra in cold water and then dry thoroughly with a towel.

2. You can then leave it out to air dry for a number of hours or overnight. This is an optional step.

3. Chop off tip and then chop into rounds.

3. Fry Okra is a little oil over a low heat for 10 - 15 minutes.

How to Serve Okra

Bhindi is best served with hot rotis and works well as a side to Daal or any other meat/veg dish.

Try serving alongside:

Tadka Daal

Chicken Bhuna

Lamb Karahi

Storage

Bhindi keeps well in the fridge for 2 - 3 days.

Bhindi can not be frozen!

Nutrition Facts
Bhindi Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 723mg31%
Potassium 854mg24%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1105IU22%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.