How to make Bhindi Recipes
bhindi masala recipe with step by step photos – here’s another bhindi recipe often made at home. this bhindi masala recipe is easy to make and is a semi dry curry. i have also posted the bhindi masala gravy recipe.
bhindi or okra is one favorite veggie at home, after gobi and arbi. all the folks prefer dry or semi dry version of any sabzi with bhindi.
most of the recipes that i make at home are easy and simple to make. so is this bhindi recipe.there are quite a few bhindi recipes in the blog. most of the times, i end up making bhindi do pyaaza or my mom’s bhindi bhaji. sometimes i also make the bharwan (stuffed) bhindi or the kurkuri bhindi or bhindi aloo.
i still have to try making bhindi with yogurt. long time ago i has such a bhindi dish in a restaurant and it was fab. this bhindi masala recipes uses the typical punjabi onion-tomato base with the regular punjabi masalas/spice powders.
i usually add kasuri methi to most of the north indian food that i make at home. adding kasuri methi is optional in this dish. but if you want a restaurant type bhindi masala, then do add some kasuri methi.
if you are looking for more bhindi recipes then do check lahsuni bhindi, bharwan bhindi, okra coconut curry, bhindi raita and goan style bhindi recipe.
bhindi masala recipe
- prep time 20 mins
- cook time 25 mins
- total time 45 mins
- 200-250 gms bhindi/okra
- 1 medium size onion, chopped
- 2 medium size tomatoes, chopped
- ½ inch ginger and 2-3 garlic, crushed or made to a paste in a mortar-pestle or ½ or ¾ ginger-garlic paste
- 1 tsp coriander powder/dhania powder
- ¼ or ½ tsp red chili powder/lal mirch powder
- ½ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
- ½ tsp punjabi garam masala powder or any good garam masala powder
- ½ tsp amchur powder/dry mango powder
- salt as required
- 2 tbsp oil for frying the bhindi
- 1 tbsp oil for frying the onion-tomato masala
- 1 tsp kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves crushed (optional)
how to make the recipe::
- rinse the bhindi/okra well in water. dry them on a large plate on their own or wipe with a kitchen towel.
- remove the base and stalk while chopping the bhindi. chop into 1 or 2 inch pieces.
- heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai/wok or pan.
- add the bhindi and saute till they are completely cooked. you will have to keep an eye on them and stir in between many times.
- taste the bhindi and if the crunchiness has gone and the bhindi have become soft, it means they are cooked. keep the sauteed bhindi aside.
- all the oil will be used up. so add 1 tbsp oil to the same pan.
- add chopped onions and fry till they become translucent.
- add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for ½ a minute or till the raw aroma of the ginger-garlic disappears.
- add the chopped tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes are soft and mushy.
- if the tomato mixture becomes too dry add about ¼ or ½ cup water and continue to cook.
- all the above cooking is done in a open pan and you don't need to cover the pan with the lid.
- add all the dry spice powders one by one.
- stir well and saute for a minute.
- add the sauted bhindi, crushed kasuri methi & salt and mix so that the onion-tomato masala coats the bhindi well.
- cook for 2-3 minutes. stir in between.
- serve the bhindi masala hot or warm garnished with some coriander leaves and accompanied with chapatis, rotis or naan.
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