Wednesday , November 29 2023

How to Make a Bhindi Recipe Recipe

Bhindi Masala, a popular Indian dish made with okra (bhindi) cooked in a flavorful spiced tomato-based gravy. This recipe serves around 4 people.


For the bhindi (okra) preparation:

  • 500g fresh bhindi (okra), washed, dried, and cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder

For the masala gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnishing


  1. Prepare the Bhindi (Okra):
    • Wash the bhindi and let them dry completely. This helps in reducing the sliminess while cooking.
    • Cut off the ends of each bhindi and then cut them into pieces of about 1 inch in length.
  2. Cook the Bhindi:
    • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
    • Add the cut bhindi to the pan. Sprinkle salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and coriander powder.
    • Cook the bhindi on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until they are cooked and slightly crispy. This might take about 10-15 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the Masala Gravy:
    • In another pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil.
    • Add chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  4. Add Spices and Tomatoes:
    • Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute until the raw smell disappears.
    • Add cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, and garam masala. Mix well.
    • Add the tomato puree and cook until the oil starts to separate from the masala. This might take around 5-7 minutes.
  5. Combine Bhindi and Gravy:
    • Add the cooked bhindi to the masala gravy. Mix well so that the bhindi pieces are coated with the spices and gravy.
  6. Simmer and Garnish:
    • Let the bhindi masala simmer for a few minutes on low heat to allow the flavors to meld together.
    • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Your Bhindi Masala is ready to be served! It goes well with roti (Indian flatbread) or rice. Enjoy this flavorful and delicious dish.

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