Besan Bhindi Masala

By Lisha Aravind  |  25th Aug 2015  |  
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About Besan Bhindi Masala Recipe

Besan bhindi masala recipe does not make use of onion, tomato or garlic. It just needs very few ingredients, main being okra / lady's finger, gram flour / besan and other spices. This is not a stuffed bhindi, but okra / bhindi is just sauteed with gramflour / besan and spices. This makes it very easy to prepare unlike bharwan bhindi. Besan Bhindi Masala is a popular vegetarian dish from India. The Bhindi is made crisp using besan and stuffed with masala. Bhindi Masala is a unique and easy recipe which is enjoyed as a main course and as an appetiser. BetterButter gives this Bhindi Masala recipe a big thumbs up.

Besan Bhindi Masala, a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Lisha Aravind. Besan Bhindi Masala is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Besan Bhindi Masala is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Besan Bhindi Masala by Lisha Aravind is perfect to serve 4 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Besan Bhindi Masala.

Besan Bhindi Masala

Ingredients to make Besan Bhindi Masala

  • okra - 1/4 kilogram / 250 grams
  • oil - 3 tbsp
  • asafoetida powder / hing - a pinch
  • cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • gram flour/ besan/ kadalamavu - 4 tbsp
  • chili powder - 1/2 -1 tsp
  • coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • ginger - 1 inch
  • amchur powder - 1 tsp
  • garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
  • coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)
  • salt - to taste

How to make Besan Bhindi Masala

  1. Saute besan/gramflour well over low flame till it leaves a nice aroma. Transfer it to a plate and keep it aside
  2. Wash and pat dry okra nicely. Cut both the ends of okra. Make slits on the bhindi or okra without breaking them.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add okra/ bhindi. Saute till it becomes crispy. Transfer it to another plate and keep aside.
  4. In the same pan, add remaining oil. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter, add hing / asafoetida powder, and saute for a second.
  5. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, ginger and saute well in medium flame.
  6. Add besan / gram flour and saute well. Saute well over low flame till the raw smell if any left goes off.
  7. Add the fried bhindi to the mixture, add salt, amchur powder and mix well.Stir well till the entire masala gets coated on the okra.
  8. Cover and cook for 2-3 mins on low flame. Open the lid, stir nicely so that the mixture does not stick to the bottom. Cover and cook again for 2-3 mins.
  9. Open the lid. By this time, okra will be cooked well. Cook again for another 2-3 more mins in high flame. Keep stirring
  10. Add garam masala, mix well. Remove from heat.
  11. Finally add coriander leaves and mix well.
  12. Serve besan bhindi with chapati, paratha or poori.

Reviews for Besan Bhindi Masala (2)

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