January 3, 2012

Bindi-Muli fry

Bindi-Muli fry is a combination of okra & radish cooked with onion & spices. Not even in my weirdest dreams, I thought this combination would work until I actually tried. It tasted great with avocado parathas.

Medium sized Onion (finely chopped) - 1 no.
Medium sized white radish (cut into small cubes of 1 inch) - 1 no
Okra (chopped into small pieces) - 2 cups
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera (cumin) - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1-2 pinches
Oil - 2-3 tbsp
Salt - to taste

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add jeera to it. After it sizzles, add chopped onions. After it turns translucent, add radish and let it cook for about 7-8 mins. In the meanwhile, take chopped okra in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for about 7-8 mins. Add okra to cooked onion / radish mix. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and give a gentle stir. Let it cook for few minutes and remove from heat.

The combined taste of radish & okra with onions was very good and I felt that this fry is a perfect combo for all kind of rotis/parathas. You should definitely try for yourself to see how you like it and I can definitely guarantee that you will not be disappointed!


  1. Super delicious fry,love to have with a bowl of rice.

  2. Sasi, tried it today and turned out good. i often cook Radish sambar and Okra with black chenna poriyal. But never tried this combo.

    Thumbs up to your side dish!!

  3. Thank you Sangee for your feedback .. It is very encouraging ..