Bhindi Masala (Okra Curry)

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Okra masala is an interesting side dish for roti. It is very simple and easy to prepare, which does not require any grinding process and can be done in very less time. I learnt this from my friends and gave some twists to the original recipe to keep it simple. It came out really well and it was more than I expected. And here is the recipe.

Bhindi masala – Okra curry/Lady’s finger curry

  • Recipe Cuisine: North India
  • Recipe Category: Lunch / Dinner ( Roti side dish)
  • Preparation Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 2 to 3


                ITEM                 QUANTITY
Okra/Lady’s finger 2 cups chopped (1 to 2 inches)
Oil 4 tbsp
Cumin seeds ½ tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Onion 1 big chopped finely
Tomato 1 big chopped finely
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Red chilli powder ½ tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Salt As needed
Garam masala powder ½ tsp
Curd 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves Few


1. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the chopped okras. Remove them from fire and keep it aside.

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2. In the same oil add cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste and onion. Sauté it nicely till they are golden brown. Then add in the chopped tomatoes.

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3. Cook the tomatoes till they are mushy then add in all the spice powders i.e., turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt. Mix well and cook covered.

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4. Add thick curd and give it a mix, then add the fried okras.

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5. Cook covered in medium flame till the oil separates. Switch off the flame and garnish it with coriander leaves.

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Serve it with hot phulkas or roties 🙂

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. One of my fav sabzis !


  2. Beautifully explained. Very good recipe.

    Liked by 1 person

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