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Bhindi masala recipe is a north indian okra masala curry where okra or lady finger is first stir-fried in oil then mix in a mixture of tomato-onion gravy flavour with a few Indian spices. This bhindi masala gravy is not only tastes delicious but also very easy to make at home. This aromatic bhindi masala is also known as okra masala in india.In this post, you will learn how to make bhindi masalabhindi masala recipe , bhindi masala gravyIf you want to make some delicious and easy vegetarian recipes then try this masala bhindi recipe.

To cook perfectly okra masala curry without gooey, slimy and sticky texture in the dish, you have to properly follow the below step by step instructions.

 

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What is bhindi masala?

In ‘ bhindi masala ‘  Bhindi is a hindi word which means okra or lady finger and Masala refers to indian curry which made from onions,tomatoes garlic, ginger and aromatic spices and herbs.

 
This restaurant style bhindi masala recipe is my all time favorite dish because it is very easy to make at home.
 
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What to serve with bhindi masala gravy?

Serve hot this bhindi masala gravy with roti, paratha or naan or you can serve it with rice.

 

Tips to make bhindi masala recipe

 

  • Choice of bhindi : While cooking bhindi masala recipe always try to buy tender and fresh okra from the market as they are smooth, lesser slime with a nice green colour as well as less fibrous and cooked faster.

 

  • Chopping methods : Before you chop bhindi, make sure they are completely dry. Try to chop okra slightly larger size so that bhindi will not gooey and sticky while preparing masala. Though some of the slimy substance may sticks to the knife just wipe it with a kitchen paper towel or paper napkin and then continue to chop.

 

  • Cooking method : Always saute okra with some oil before making any bhindi masala gravy such that it will make gravy or sauce taste good but also remove the stickiness from okra.

 

  • Avoid stickiness : To avoid stickiness while cooking bhindi masala recipe add some oil and saute them for some time otherwise sprinkle 2 tablespoons of lemon juice on bhindi after sauteing sometime. This will reduce stickiness from bhindi.

 

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How to make bhindi masala

Here, the complete preparation of bhindi masala recipe is classified into three simple categories first one is preparation for bhindi masala recipe ,

second one is bhindi fry and the last one is cooking bhindi masala gravy

so, let’s make it now.

 

Preparation for bhindi masala


1. At first, preparation for bhindi masala throughly wash bhindi in a lot of water in a mixture of salt and vinegar. then gently wipe the bhindi and chop into medium size pieces, don’t chop bhindi into small sizes, it will become soggy easily and don’t taste good as bhindi masala.

wash and chop bhindi

  

2. Before cooking bhindi masala recipe we also need tomato puree for this make puree of 2 large size tomatoes.Set aside for later usage.

chop onions

 

 

Bhindi fry

 

1. Now for bhindi fry or okra fry heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, spread it with a spatula.

add oil

 

2. Then add the bhindi or ladies finger which we cut slightly larger safe.

add bhindi in frying pan

 

3. Now saute the bhindi in medium flame for 7 to 8 min.

saute the bhindi

 

4. At this stage bhindi is almost cooked, don’t cook further because bhindi will become soggy.

bhindi is almost cooked

 

5. Finally, transfer the bhindi to a plate for later usage.

transfer the bhindi on a plate

 

Cooking bhindi masala gravy

 

1. Now for cooking bhindi masala gravy recipe in the same frying pan pour 2 tbsp oil and spread it evenly on the pan.

pour oil in a pan

 

2. Then add 1 tsp cumin seed, and stir it on low flame until it began to splutter.

saute cumin seed

 

3. Now add 1 tbsp chopped ginger garlic and saute the mixture for 1 min till the raw smell disappears.

saute chopped ginger garlic

 

4. Next add 2 medium size chopped onions.

add chopped onion

 

 

5. Now saute the onions till golden brown, then add 2 tablespoons chopped green chili.

saute onion till golden brown and add chopped green chili

 

Note : If you simply want to avoid a lot of oil in cooking onions then add a dash of water to a pan, stir the onions gently and immediately cover the pan for some time in medium to low flame.

Don’t forget to stir in intervals. After sometimes you will see onions becomes translucent quickly.

 

 

6. Next pour tomato pure which we made earlier.

pour tomato puree

 

7. Saute this tomato-onion mixture for at least 8 to 10 min on medium to low until the raw smell of tomatoes disappears then add 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp garam masala powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste.

add red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder and salt

 

8. Now cook this mixture for another 4 to 5 min until the mixture gets thickened and the raw smell of the spices goes away completely.

cook this mixture till thickens

 

9. At this stage pour 80 ml to 120 ml of water depending upon gravy consistency. Also, pour 3 tablespoons of cream.

pour water then cream to thickens gravy

 

 

10. Finally mix all of the ingredients properly.

mix all of the ingredients properly

 

 

11. For increasing flavour in your bhindi masala gravy crush some kasuri methi and some freshly chopped coriander leaves in it mix the mixture for 2 min.

add freshly chopped coriander leaves and kasuri methi

 

12. Finally pour fried bhindi or lady fingers in this gravy.

add fried bhindi in masala gravy

 

 

13. Gently mix bhindi with this aromatic masala gravy , then cover and cook for 5 min and our bhindi masala gravy is completed.

gently mix bhindi with the mixture

 

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Yield: 4

Bhindi masala recipe | Bhindi masala gravy

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Bhindi masala recipe is a delicious north indian curry dish where bhindi or okra is cooked in aromatic tomato onion gravy. Serve bhindi masala with roti, naan, paratha, and rice. Must cook this bhindi masala gravy by following below step by step instructions.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients for bhindi masala

  • 300 grams bhindi/ okra/ ladies finger
  • 2 medium size tomatoes for puree
  • 2 medium size chopped onions
  • 2 green chili chopped
  • 1 tablespoons chopped ginger garlic
  • 5 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoons cumin seed
  • 1 teaspoons red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoons garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoons kasuri methi
  • 3 tablespoons freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • Water for gravy 80 ml to 120 ml
  • 3 tablespoons cream

Instructions

how to make bhindi masala

  1. First, to prepare okra masala wash bhindi thoroughly in a lot of water in a mixture of salt and vinegar.
  2. After that gently wipe the bhindi and make completely dry then chop into medium size pieces, don't chop bhindi into small sizes
  3. Now for bhindi fry heat oil in a pan, spread it with a spatula.
  4. Then add the bhindi or lady finger and saute in medium flame for 7 to 8 min.
  5. At this stage, bhindi is almost cooked then become soft a little bit, then transfer the bhindi to a plate for later usage.
  6. Now for making bhindi masala in the same frying pan pour oil and spread it evenly on the pan.
  7. Then add cumin seed, and stir it in low flame until it begins to splutter.
  8. Add chopped ginger-garlic, and saute the mixture for 1 min till the raw smell disappears.
  9. Next, add chopped onions, and saute the onions till golden brown.
  10. Add chopped green chili.
  11. Next, pour tomato pure and saute this tomato-onion mixture for at least 8 to 10 min on medium to low until the raw smell of tomatoes disappears.
  12. Now sprinkle red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste.
  13. Now cook this mixture for another 4 to 5 min until the mixture gets thickened and the raw smell of the spices goes away completely.
  14. At this stage pour 80 ml to 120 ml of water depending upon gravy consistency and cook for some time.
  15. Next, add a few tablespoons of heavy cream.
  16. For increasing flavour crush some kasuri methi and some freshly chopped coriander leave and mix.
  17. Finally, add kurkuri bhindi or lady finger in this gravy.
  18. Gently mix bhindi with this mixture, then cover and cook for 5 min and our bhindi masala recipe is completed.
  19. At the end serve bhindi masala hot with roti, paratha, naan or rice.

Notes

Bhindi Masala Recipe Note

  1. For variation in your bhindi masala, you can add pan-fried potatoes when the gravy is done.
  2. While preparing bhindi masala gravy to make it creamier you can also use butter or ghee instead of oil flavoured oil.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

3

Amount Per Serving Calories 101Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1574mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 1gSugar 17gProtein 2g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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