Bhindi masala

It is a side dish made with Bhindi, onion, tomatoes and Indian spices that suits well for Chapatis.

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Preparation Time : 10 mins

Cooking Time : 20-30 mins

Serves : 3-4

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Main Ingredient : Vegetables
Recipe Type : Dinner Lunch

Ingredients :


  • Bhindi/Okra - 300g
  • Onion - 3 small
  • Tomato - 4 small
  • Tomato puree - 1 tsp
  • Green Chilli - 1-2 (optional)
  • Garlic - 1 large clove
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1½ tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tblsp
  • Oil - 3-4 tblsp + 2 tsp for the end
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - as required

Spice powders

  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1½ tsp for medium spicy or 3 tsp for extra spicy
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin (jeera) powder - 1/4 tsp

Method :
  1. Wash the vegetable, wipe it off with clean kitchen towel and cut each into 2-3 pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a pan on a medium heat.
  3. Add the vegetable and stirfry for about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Remove the vegetable with the slotted spoon and leave it aside.
  5. Add garlic and onion. Fry them for about 4-5 minutes.
  6. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  7. Add tomatoes, chilli, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala, coriander powder and salt; Stir for about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Add the Bhindi/Okra and tomato puree; fry for about 3-4 minutes.
  9. Add about 100ml of water and 2 tsp of oil;
  10. Once the masala starts to boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and let it cook for about 7-8 minutes or until the vegetable is cooked well.
  11. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Notes : This dish taste better with Rice/Chapati/Naan. For the variation, please try Channa masala/Paneer butter masala/Bartha/Aloo Gobi.

Other Names : Okra masala


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