Tofu bhindi/okra Kadai – Vegan

Bhindi Kadai3


Easy Stir Fry with tofu and bhindi/oakra; love this type of dish for a quick easy dinner. This curry is full of tasty  including bhindi and bell peppers that meld beautifully with aromatic spices and flavorful tofu. No need for special tofu though, this dish will be just as spectacular with plain tofu!

Health Benefits:

  • Okra is a “power house of valuable nutrients” according to the university of illinios extension program. It contains no fat or cholesterol, rich amount of soluble fiber , which promotes healthy cholesterol levels and insoluble fibers. It is also high in folic acid and vitamin A which promotes healthy tissues and eyes.
  • Tofu is a soft, cheese-like food derived from soybeans. It is also known as soya curd. It is rich in protein enables the body to develop healthy muscles, rich in calcium for healthy bones and calcium

Serves: 2-3
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • Tofu-250gms
  • Chopped Okra/bhindi – 400 gms
  • Chopped onion- 2num
  • Chopped tomatoes- 3 medium
  • Ginger-garlic paste-1tbsp
  • Slit Green chillies-2num
  • Red chilli powder-1tsp
  • Coriander powder-1tsp
  • Garam masala-1tsp
  • Turmeric-1/4tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Crushed Kasoori methi-1tsp
  • Chopped Coriander leaves- a handful
  • Oil-2tsp+for toasting tofu,okra


Preparing Tofu:

  • Drain water from tofu pat it dry with paper towel or wrap it in between a paper towel and place some weight on it to squeeze out excess water.
  • Once it dry cube the tofu and heat a pan with few drops of oil and roast the tofu until slightly golden both sides.
  • Transfer to a plate and set aside

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Preparing Okra:

  • Wash okra, dry it on the kitchen towel, trim the edges and chop into 1”piece/ as desired.
  • Heat oil in the pan and saute okra for  until the stickiness is reduced  and slightly soft (you can even deep fry them to retain the crunchiness but adds up few calories to your dish)
  • Transfer it to a plate and set aside.

For curry:

  • Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds , ginger garlic paste, onion, slit green chillies and saute until the onions are translucent .
  • Add chopped tomatoes with little salt mix well till it becomes soft and mushy.
  • Now add turmeric, red chilli-coriander powder, garam masala and mix well.
  • Once the masalas are well blend with tomatoes add capsicum and fry in a medium flame for 3-4minutes.
  • Then add Sauted Okra, Tofu, Kasoori methi and adjust the spices as per your taste preference. Keep covered and cook for 2-3mins until its well blend.
  • Turn off the flame and garnish with coriander,

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Serve hot with

Ragi Wheat Mint Roti

Ragi roti3

Oats and Semolina Roti

Semolina Oats2

Dill Chapathi/Roti

Dill Roti final1


  • You can use paneer instead of tofu.
  • Can even add extra water and  bring it to gravy consistency if required

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on August 6, 2015, in Indian, Side dish, Vegan and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 53 Comments.

  1. You’re terrific ideas when it comes to Veganizing recipes 🙂 Thank you


  2. I really like okra but fried, your method sounds like it would not have that okra slime with minimal oil. Sounds delicious.


  3. Awesome combo Chitra, all the ingredients are lovely 🙂


  4. Sounds delicious! Love the flavors. 🙂


  5. Kitchenequations

    Wow simply delicious… I am going to do this tomorrow for lunch 🙂


  6. Thanks for the follow. Have a great weekend.


  7. deliciouslynell

    Lovely! This sounds so flavoursome!


  8. kadai tofu and paneer is great.. great combination

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  9. Wow, Bhindi with Paneer looks so good. You have amazing presentation.

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  10. Hubby and I have been wanting to try Tofu – I am going to show him this post tonight.

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  11. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    This looks so good! I like tofu and this okra looks great. ❤

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  12. Looks very yummy! Beautifully presented too.

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  13. Wow this looks delicious 🙂

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  14. Going to try this. It looks amazing and I love tofu.

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  15. Yum as always:)


  16. Okra is one my my most fav veggie…but never ever thought of this combo…definitely going to give a try!!

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  17. It is a beautiful dish, Chitra. I grew up eating okra, but I never thought about it being so healthful. Hugs! 🙂

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  18. This looks so good–a great way to serve tofu!

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  19. Thank you so much for stopping by my site. I do appreciate it.

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  20. WOW!love the combination of ingredients in your recipe. This looks so delicious and YUM


  21. I’m always looking for good okra recipes. I can’t get enough of the stuff!

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  22. Thanks a bunch for liking this recipe and happy to know it’s in your list of recipes to try..Have a good day


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