I had never tried Bhindi Masala at home, but whenever I go to Indian restaurants, I mostly see Bhindi Masala in the buffet menu. Hubby likes Okra very much, so thought of trying this at home. I actually liked this version of Bhindi Masala and started preparing this frequently as a side dish for chappati
Preparation Time : 10 min | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 3
Recipe Category: Side dish
Okra – 250 grams
Onion – 1 big, finely chopped
Tomato – 2
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder- 1 tsp
Pav bhaji powder/Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
Curd / yogurt – 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
Coriander leaves – as needed to garnish
Cinnamon Powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt – as needed
Oil – 2 tsp
- Add 1 tsp of oil, spread the oil all through the pan and sauté the okra till they become slightly crispy
- Add 1 tsp of oil to another pan. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for 30 seconds. Add onions and saute till onions are cooked, and add tomato after the onions are cooked.
- Add garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, pav bhaji masala, turmeric powder and allow it to cook for 2-3mins
- Add the sautéed okra and salt, cook for 5 minutes. Add curd and mix well, and cook for 3-4 minutes
- If you need Bhindi masala as a gravy, add the required amount of water.
- To get crispy okra, wipe the okra dry before cooking. If you do not have time to wipe it dry, keeping it in the microwave for a minute would help.
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Mmm, this looks so great!
I have only used okra when I made a lovelt Prawn and okra gumbo, but I can imagine it works really well in this Indian dish too ^ ^ They cook down so well and almost melt into the dish 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend! x
Thanks Jules:) Do try and let me know
That look so delicious 🙂
I’ve been looking for recipes for Okra. I am glad you’ve posted this one. I will try it next week! thanks!
Happy that you liked them Liz:) Do try and let me kmow
This looks great, thanks for sharing your recipe!
Thanks Mary:) happy to know you like it
I’m a fan of okra but I’ve never cooked it at home. I feel inspired!
Do try it Monica:) I am sure you wil like since you like okra
Lady finger masala with a nice twist…like it!
Yum, they look fantastic. Your notes are useful too. It’s true, the okra we get outside India turn out mushy if not dried.
Thanks Apsara:)yes If gets mushy that spoil the dish so thought of mentioning, happy that you noticed it
I never had the chance to try this, however it looks good.
Thanks:) Do try and let me know
I love okra, but have never seen it made quite like this. Worth a try!
Do try Scott:)If you like okra I sure you will enjoy this
Well explained and well presented 🙂 M sure your post will make a lazy cook like me to try some new things 🙂
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Thanks Sindhu for you ur lovely words:) Do try and let me know
Ah, okra, an old forgotten friend! Great dish!
Thanks Ela:) guess your friend is calling you:)
I love okra, so this sounds great to me!
Thanks Joanne:) Try this, I am sure you will like it
Oooo.. Sounds yum 🙂 Mmmm.. Pav Bhaji masala in okra 🙂
Just a try, Charanya:) liked the outcome
My favourite eeeeeee… yummy
Happy to know that you too love Okra:)
Bhindi fry- yum yum….
:)Is okra your favorite as well Chitra? Nice
Hmmm love them bhindi masala just crazy about it….wil post my version soon….its in draft….days are just flying off and i wonder how do u manage with little one vidya. …blogging, trying out recipes👍👍
Waiting for your version of bhindi Masala Chitra. I am not posting immediately whenever he is sleeping doing the draft. Even my drafts are piled up with recipes
what is pav bhaji masala?
Pav bhaji Masala is a spice powder we use in India, can be found in Indian stores
Just curious to know the type of spice? Is it a trade name ?
Some info about pav bhaji powder and its Recipe, http://indianfood.about.com/od/masalarecipes/r/pavbhajimasala.html
Thanks very much 🙂
You are always welcome:) hope your doubt is clarified
I bought a “Shan” powder today. havent used it yet. Thanks for your help.
Happy to hear:) Do try and let me know
My favourite veggie!! Love the dish too!!
Wow okra is many people’s favorite. Thanks Nish:)
Love okra and this is a wonderful dish, love the spice combination you used here. Great tips!
Thanks Cheri:) ya lots of spices, made them flavorful
Thats a good notes Vidya , I love okra so much 🙂 Have never used pav baji masala, will give it a try…
Thanks Malar, Do try and let me know:)