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Bhindi Masala

Bhindi ( Okra/ Ladies finger/ Vendaikai) masala is a favourite curry item for all ages across India.This semi dry curry goes well with both roti and rice. It is stir fried and is mild spicy. It is a healthy side dish for both roti and rice. There are many variations with bhindi like dahi(curd) bhindi, bhindi masala with gravy and without gravy. I usually prefer dry or semi dry version which is quite simple to make. I use bengal gram in my recipe to minimize the stickiness in the bhindi while it gets cooked.


Ladies finger/Okra/Bhindi/Vendaikai 250 grams​

Shredded onion 1/2 cup​

Tomato 1 no.​

Turmeric powder ¼ tsp​

Cumin seeds 1 tsp​

Coriander seed powder 1 tsp​

Bengal gram flour 2 tsp​

Red chili powder 1 tsp​

Garam masala 1 tsp ​

Oil 2 tbsp​


Preparation time 8 min​

Cooking time 15 min

Serves 2-3 persons ​



Text Procedure

Step 1

Rinse Ladies finger in water and strain. Wipe dry thoroughly using a kitchen towel.

Step 2

Slit ladies finger vertically and cut into 1 ” pieces.

Step 3

Heat pan and add onions. Stir till it softens. Keep aside in the same pan Step 4

Add spices and saute for few seconds. Now mix with onions and stir

Step 5 Add cut okra(ladies finger) pieces and stir fry. Cover with a lid.

Step 6

Open lid after 2-3 minutes. Stir well and again cover with lid. Continue the process until it is 3/4 cooked.

Step 7

Add Tomato cut into pieces and seeds removed. Add salt and garam masala. cook 2-3 minutes.

Step 8

Very tasty and healthy stir fried dry bhindi masala is ready

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