bhindi masala recipe | how to make bhindi masala

making bhindi masala recipe

bhindi masala recipe | how to make bhindi masala

Bhindi masala recipe (भिंडी मसाला रेसिपी) is a spicy preparation of okra or lady’s finger. It is a North Indian style simple bhindi recipe that goes with dal and rice. It also tastes delicious as a side dish for chapati. Check out my step by step recipe to make bhindi masala and I am sure it will be your new family favorite.

The Indian vegetarian fare is very so diverse, you will never run out of varieties of sabzi and curries. There would always be newer combinations of vegetables and healthy yet tasty ways to cook them. Every Indian homemade meal reflects so much simplicity and it is so nourishing for the body. Gobhi ki sabzi, gawar aloo sabzi, French beans ki sabzi, mix vegetable curry are a few such examples.

bhindi masala recipe – simple, uncomplicated, and unique

Coming back to our bhindi masala recipe, let me tell you a bit about the method. After washing the bhindi, wipe it dry. The bhindi is cut into 1-inch pieces for making this sabzi. It is deep fried until it losses its sliminess and cooked through. The masala is prepared with sliced onions and tomatoes; sliced because we don’t want a mush but crispiness of the onions and juicy bits of tomatoes.

The spices used are the very basic ones and in minimal quantities so you can enjoy the real natural taste of the bhindi. I have used Everest Sabzi Masala for this recipe. If you have it, great! If not, use your favorite garam masala instead. It will taste spectacular anyway.

how to make bhindi masala

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bhindi masala recipe | how to make bhindi masala
 
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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.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
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
Instructions
  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!
Notes
If you do not have Everest Sabzi Masala at hand, add ½ tsp garam masala instead.

 

bhindi masala recipe with step by step pictures below


Step 1

Gather the ingredients for the bhindi masala recipe. Rinse and wipe the bhindi dry. Cut it into 1-inch pieces.

bhindi masala ingredients


Step 2

To start off, 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.

frying bhindi for bhindi masala recipe


Step 3

Take it out on the kitchen towel. Fry the remaining bhindi the same way. Bhindi should still be soft and juicy, and not dry.

fried bhindi for bhindi masala


Step 4

To make the masala for the bhindi, heat 2 tbsp oil in another kadhai or pan. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds and let them sizzle.

making north indian style bhindi masala recipe


Step 5

Then add 1 & 1/2 cup sliced onions and fry until they turn pink.

making bhindi masala easy bhindi recipe


Step 6

Add 1 cup tomatoes sliced lengthwise and cook for a minute till they soften.

bhindi masala easy bhindi recipe


Step 7

Add the powdered spices; 1 tsp red chili, 1 tsp coriander, 1/4 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp Everest sabzi masala. If you do not have Everest Sabzi Masala, add 1/2 tsp garam masala instead. Give it a quick mix. Add 2-3 tbsp of water at this stage if the mixture looks too dry.

simple bhindi recipe


Step 8

Finally, add in the fried bhindi, a handful of chopped coriander leaves, and 3 slit green chilies.

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Step 9

Give it a mix. Turn the heat to low and let the sabzi cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

making bhindi masala recipe


Step 10

Bhindi masala is ready. Serve it hot with roti and dahi or dal rice. Enjoy!

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    rashmi y
    April 14, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    too good.. both the recipe and the presentation..is that wide flat kadhai usable for cooking?

    • Reply
      Monica
      April 15, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you, Rashmi. Yes, that wide kadhai is usable for cooking. It is specially made like that to fry jalebis.

  • Reply
    rashmi y
    April 14, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    too good.. both the recipe and the presentation..is that wide flat kadhai usable for cooking?

    • Reply
      Monica
      April 15, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you, Rashmi. Yes, that wide kadhai is usable for cooking. It is specially made like that to fry jalebis.

  • Reply
    sneha arneja
    April 23, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    very nice presentation.. yum

  • Reply
    latika j
    May 1, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    something new.. nice recipe.

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 5, 2018 at 7:29 am

      Thank you 🙂

  • Reply
    latika j
    May 1, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    something new.. nice recipe.

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 5, 2018 at 7:29 am

      Thank you 🙂

  • Reply
    neeta garg
    May 5, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    ahaa! meri favrite sabzi hai ye.. pics bahot achi hain

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 6, 2018 at 9:35 am

      Y=Thank you Neeta

  • Reply
    neeta garg
    May 5, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    ahaa! meri favrite sabzi hai ye.. pics bahot achi hain

  • Reply
    abhimanyu
    May 10, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    excellent recipe..shandar presentation.

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 12, 2018 at 3:44 am

      Thanks Abhimanyu

  • Reply
    abhimanyu
    May 10, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    excellent recipe..shandar presentation.

    • Reply
      Monica
      May 12, 2018 at 3:44 am

      Thanks Abhimanyu

  • Reply
    aruna panchal
    May 19, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    great presentation. bhindi masala is my all time favrite

  • Reply
    aruna panchal
    May 19, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    great presentation. bhindi masala is my all time favrite

  • Reply
    jaya karthik
    June 23, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    very colorful dish and beautiful presentation

  • Reply
    jaya karthik
    June 23, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    very colorful dish and beautiful presentation

  • Reply
    Himanshi
    July 26, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Wow recipe..truly lipsmacking

  • Reply
    Himanshi
    July 26, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Wow recipe..truly lipsmacking

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