Bhinda nu Shaak (Simple Sautéed Okra)

Binda nu Shaak is a sauté of okra. This is a very simple, dry shaak. It has only five ingredients and is easy to make. As much as I love stuffed okra, this is my favorite bhinda nu shaak.

Okra in pan
Chopped Okra
Okra in pan

Bhinda nu Shaak (Simple Sautéed Okra)

A simple okra sautee
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: bhindi, okra, shaak
Servings: 4
Calories: 76kcal


  • 1 lb Okra cut into 1/2" slices
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Heat the oil in a skillet until hot. Add cumin seeds they should splatter and make a sizzling sound. Toss in the okra and the other ingredients. Cook covered for 15 minutes, stir a couple of times.
  • Then cook for another 15-20 minutes uncovered stirring every 5 minutes or so until the okra is cooked and soft.


Serve with flatbread.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 2mg
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