Besan Bhindi Masala | How to make Besan Bhindi Masala

By Lisha Aravind  |  25th Aug 2015  |  
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Besan Bhindi Masalaby Lisha Aravind
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  • Cook Time

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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

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 (40)

Rekha Biswasa year ago

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Lovely Sagara year ago

Very tasty... As i cook bindi
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Shelly Sharma2 years ago

Woww....Yummyyy...
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Pranita Jirapure2 years ago

Nice
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Sapana Goyal2 years ago

Nice
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Rupinder Kaur Kohli2 years ago

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Soniya Sharma
2 years ago
nice

Aruna Handa2 years ago

Nice
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Shalini Sharma2 years ago

Tastes really good
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Book Lover2 years ago

Very useless recipe, there is no nutrition remaining because you have killed the bhindi with over cooking.
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rakhi India2 years ago

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Nisha Sakpal2 years ago

Nice
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Lavanya Kusuma2 years ago

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ankur saxens3 years ago

बेसन को धीमी आंच पर भूनना है या deep fry करना है ।
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Suja Patil3 years ago

Nice
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Tara Ekka3 years ago

wow
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Simran Chhabra3 years ago

Yummy
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Karthik Km3 years ago

Yummy :)
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Ruchika Chowdhary3 years ago

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Poornima Sharma3 years ago

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Alka Shah3 years ago

Very nice testy Bean Bhindi Masala
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Kuntal singh3 years ago

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Veena Kalia3 years ago

yummy
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Rekha Nishu3 years ago

tasty
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Rekha Tater3 years ago

yummy
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Jyoti Arora3 years ago

yummy
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Geetha Veeramani3 years ago

can we also add onions.
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Sonia Arora3 years ago

Good recipe
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Anjali Butani3 years ago

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shalini chawla4 years ago

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Sapna Sharma4 years ago

Very very nice
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Vimal Manocha4 years ago

yammy yammy
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Vathsala Raghu4 years ago

nice recipe
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Faiza Feroze4 years ago

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Manjula Jangpangi4 years ago

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Deeksha Bokre4 years ago

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Archana Karode4 years ago

nice
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Meha Vyas4 years ago

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Pranav Shah4 years ago

This looks really good, I love this dish, will try your recipe!!
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Sivagami Balasubramanian4 years ago

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Shilpi lala4 years ago

Awesome recipe :D Also is amchur powder necessary for this dish or can we skip it?
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