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Tips to cook Okra (Bhindi) in the right way


Call it ‘Okra’, ‘Bhindi’ or ‘Lady’s Finger’, this humble vegetable is a summer favourite. It is biologically classified as a fruit but frequently used as a vegetable. Many people might not know this, but Bhindi is packed with an impressive nutritional profile. It is low in carbs and loaded with vitamin C and K1. Also, okra is one of the lesser-known vegetables that has protein in it as compared to the other vegetables. It is also rich in antioxidants and contains a thick gel-like substance, which is known as ‘mucilage’. It is what makes okra slimy and sticky. This substance makes it difficult for the okra to cook and even cut. So, if you are looking forward to making this humble vegetable at home this season, here are some of the tips that you must keep in mind. (Images courtesy: iStock)

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