Bhindi Masala | How to make Bhindi Masala

By Drashti Dholakia  |  25th May 2017  |  
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About Bhindi Masala Recipe

Bhindi Masala is a popular sabzi from North Indian cuisine. This sabzi can be made in many ways – with gravy, with a semi-dry gravy or can also be completely dry. The recipe which we are sharing has a semi-dry gravy. But do check our notes section for more variations to this sabzi. This is a simple and an easy-to-make recipe, except you need to take care while handling bhindis. Make sure bhindis are completely dry before chopping. Otherwise they would turn out to be sticky.

Bhindi Masala is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Drashti Dholakia teaches how to make Bhindi Masala step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Bhindi Masala in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 2 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Bhindi Masala at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Bhindi Masala takes 20 minutes for the preparation and 35 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Bhindi Masala is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Bhindi Masala is a good option for you. The flavour of Bhindi Masala is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Bhindi Masala and impress your family and friends.

Bhindi Masala

Ingredients to make Bhindi Masala

  • 150 grams bhindi/okra/lady finger
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 broken dry red chili, deseeded
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped or cut into 2 pieces
  • an inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder/lal mirch powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder/ haldi powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder/dhania powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds powder/jeera powder
  • 1 tablespoon curd/dahi
  • salt to taste

How to make Bhindi Masala

  1. Soak bhindis in a bowl of water with a pinch of salt for about 5-10 minutes. This will help clean all the dirt from the bhindis. Remove bhindis from water and wipe them well with a clean kitchen towel. Make sure bhindis are completely dry b
  2. Trim the ends and cut the bhindis. We have slit them diagonally. You may cut the bhindis into 2 parts or make small pieces, choice is yours.
  3. Heat 1 tabelspoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add the bhindis and saute till they are completely cooked. Keep stirring occasionally. Bhindi will change its colour and will become soft. Transfer to a plate and keep aside.
  4. Add the remaining 2 tablespoon oil to the same pan. Then add dry red chilly and cumin seeds. Once it splutters, add green chilli and onions and sprinkle some salt over it.
  5. Saute for 2-3 minutes and then add ginger and garlic, mix well and let it cook till the onions turn translucent and their raw smell goes away.
  6. Now add tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes turn soft.
  7. Add all the spice powders – jeera powder, dhaniya powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, salt and mix well. Cook till oil starts separating from the onion-tomato-spice mixture.
  8. Now add curd to the gravy and mix well.
  9. Add the sauted bhindi to the gravy. Mix well and let it cook for about 1-2 minutes.
  10. Remove from flame and transfer to a serving bowl.
  11. Serve this spicy Masala Bhindi hot with phulka rotis/parathas.

My Tip:

• If you prefer more gravy, you may add more curd and little water to the gravy. Add water at the same time where we have mentioned to add curd.

Reviews for Bhindi Masala (3)

Anjali Prem3 months ago

Awesome ... Too yum

Saroj Sharmaa year ago

Gravey mai bhindi dalne per chipchipe tho nahi hogi na.

karunaa rakesh perumal2 years ago


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