Okra (ladies finger, bhendi) is quite a popular vegetable in India, and
the okra recipes below are some of my favorite Indian recipes. Okra can
stewed, boiled, sauteed, curried, and pickled.
Okra has abundant fiber and mucillage
which offer several health
benefits. The fiber helps stabilize blood sugar by delaying sugar
absorption from the intestines.
It also helps maintain the health of the gastro-intestinal tract, and
Okra is rich in essential nutrients
C, B-Complex, folate, and
iron. Because of it's high folic acid content, which promotes fetal
development, okra is
recommended for pregnant women.
Okra is an ideal weight-loss vegetable as it is
extremely low in calories
and fat-free. To reduce its slime, cook okra whole and avoid