bhindi masala recipe | how to make bhindi masala
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3-4
bhindi masala recipe is a North Indian style okra preparation. bhindi is deep fried and then cooked with onion and tomato and a few Indian masalas. bhindi masala tastes heavenly with roti as well as dal and rice.
To Prepare the Bhindi
  • Bhindi / Okra - 500 grams, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Oil - to deep-fry the bhindi
Other Ingredients for Bhindi Masala Recipe
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Onions - 1 & ½ cups, sliced
  • Tomato - 1 cup, sliced lengthwise
  • Green chilies - 3, slit
  • Coriander leaves - a handful, finely chopped
  • Salt - to taste
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Everest Sabzi Masala - 1 tsp (see notes)
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Water - 2-3 tbsp
  1. To make bhindi masala, heat enough oil in a kadhai/fryer. Drop in the bhindi in batches and fry on medium heat until the sliminess it gone and bhindi is cooked through.
  2. Take it out on the kitchen towel. Fry the remaining bhindi the same way. Bhindi should still be soft and juicy, and not dry.
  3. To make the masala for the bhindi, heat 2 tbsp oil in another kadhai or pan. Add the cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  4. Then add the onions and fry until they turn pink.
  5. Add the tomatoes and cook for a minute till they soften.
  6. Add the powdered spices; red chili, coriander, turmeric, and Everest sabzi masala. Give it a quick mix. Add 2-3 tbsp of water at this stage if the mixture looks too dry.
  7. Add in the bhindi, coriander leaves, and green chilies. Give it a mix.
  8. Turn the heat to low and let the sabzi cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  9. Bhindi masala is ready. Serve it hot with roti and dahi or dal rice. Enjoy!
If you do not have Everest Sabzi Masala at hand, add ½ tsp garam masala instead.
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