Are you tired of the same old okra recipes? Get ready to spice up your dinner menu with these 12 amazing Indian okra recipes!

From crispy okra to creamy curries, these recipes showcase the versatility of this often-overlooked vegetable. Whether you’re an okra lover or skeptic, these vegetarian Indian okra recipes are sure to make you fall in love with this vegetable!

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Bhindi Do Pyaza

Bhindi do pyaza in earthy pot
Photo Credit: Piping Pot Curry

Bhindi do Pyaza is a flavorful Indian dish of crunchy okra cooked with lots of onions, garlic, and aromatic spices. Pair it with dal and rice for a simple Indian meal.

Get the Bhindi Do Pyaza recipe.

Kurkuri Bhindi

Kurkuri Bhindi or Crispy fried okra with green chutney to dip
Photo Credit: Piping Pot Curry

Kukuri Bhindi called Kurmure Bhendi Bhaja in Bengali, is sliced okra coated in spices and fried until crunchy. This crispy fried okra is so good you cannot stop eating it.

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Bharwa Bhindi

Bharwa Bhindi (Stuffed bhindi) served in a plate with lemon wedges and the stuffed spices on the side.
Photo Credit: Piping Pot Curry

Bharwa Bhindi (Stuffed Okra) is a popular Indian side dish where the okra is stuffed with spicy & tangy masala filling. This vegan & gluten-free dish is a perfect side with Indian roti or paratha or even great to enjoy as an appetizer.

Get the Bharwa Bhindi recipe.

Baked Crispy Okra

Baked Bhindi
Photo Credit: Piping Pot Curry

Delicious & healthy Baked Bhindi Masala is made with Oven Roasted Okra cooked with onions, tomatoes, and aromatic spices. This baked okra is a wonderful vegan & gluten-free side dish.

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Bhindi Masala

Okra Bhindi Masala Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Photo Credit: Piping Pot Curry

A North Indian favorite – Okra cooked with onions, tomato, garlic, and spices. Perfectly cooked with no slimy texture of okra. And guess what? This Bhindi Masala can be ready in less than 20 minutes.

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Achari Bhindi

Achari bhindi in a small pan
Photo Credit: Cook With Manali

Achari Bhindi has okra cooked with tomato, yogurt, and pickled spices like mustard and fennel. The dish is tangy and spicy. If you are looking for a different way to cook okra, then you need to give this a try!

Get the Achari Bhindi recipe.

Bagara Bhindi

Bagara Baingan in a large pan
Photo Credit: Cook With Manali

Popular in Southern India, Bagara Bhindi is a spicy and tangy curry made with okra, peanuts, sesame, and tamarind! This vegan Bagara bhindi is great served with naan or rice.

Get the Bagara Bhindi recipe.

Okra Raita

Okra raita in a wooden bowl with spoon
Photo Credit: Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen

Try this flavorful okra raita or the bhindi raita recipe. This spiced okra in the tempered yogurt is a perfect rice accompaniment, or you can relish this as a dip!

Get the Okra Raita recipe.

Bendakaya Pulusu

Bendakaya Pulusu in a small silver pot
Photo Credit: Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen

Bendakaya Pulusu, or Andhra Style Tangy and Spicy Okra Gravy, is the perfect accompaniment to rice that is quick to make and tastes delicious.

Get the Bendakaya Pulusu recipe.

Achari Dahi Bhindi

Achari Dahi Bhindi on a plate served with roti
Photo Credit: Cookilicious

Achari Dahi Bhindi is a delicious and authentic Indian curry where okra is cooked with pickle masala, yogurt, and spices. Serve with bread or rice.

Get the Achari Dahi Bhindi recipe.

Bhindi Masala Gravy

Bhindi Masala gravy in a bowl served with roti.
Photo Credit: Playful Cooking

Bhindi Masala Gravy is a creamy spiced, delightful okra curry ready in less than 30 minutes! It is great to enjoy with Indian flatbread roti or you can serve it with basmati rice.

Get the Bhindi Masala Gravy recipe.

Besan Wali Bhindi

Besan Bhindi in a plate with roti and onions on the side.
Photo Credit: Sinfully Spicy

Besan Bhindi is a north Indian vegetarian dry side dish made with okra, gram flour, and spices. It is super easy to make and tastes delicious with roti.

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