March 15, 2013

Bhindi masala recipe - ladies finger masala - how to make masala bhendekayi - bhindi recipes

Bhindi masala recipe - Ladies finger or bhindi is one of my favorite vegetables. This is a perishable vegetable and it should be used when it is fresh. Even in the refrigerator the ladies finger gets spoiled quickly. I buy okras in small quantity and love to make either bhindi masala, bhindi sambar, kadai bhindi, bhindi raita, bharli bhindi or bhende sukke. In this dish the ladies finger gets flavor from the mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, coriander seeds powder and chilly powder. Fresh coocnut adds an extra taste to the dish.You can make this dish to pack in the lunch box with some soft chapati. This is a very eays recipe that you can make quickly within few minutes.

Bhindi masala recipe with step by step pictures.

Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Serves 2 

Ingredients 

35 small sized lady's finger / okra / bhindi
1 medium sized onion, chopped
1/4 cup fresh coconut
1/2  tsp amchur powder
1 green chilly, finely chopped
1 +1/2  tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander seeds powder
1/2  tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

For the Seasoning 

1/2  tsp mustard seeds
A pinch of asafoetida / hing
10 curry leaves

Method 

Bhindi masala recipe
  1. Wash the Bhindi well. Pat dry with a clean kitchen towel.Remove the stalk and tip of each bhindi. Cut bhindi into thin round  Chop onions finely and grate fresh coconut and keep them aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the seasonings. When they start spluttering, add the green chilli and onions. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Add bhindi and  stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add coriander seeds powder, turmeric powder, amchur powder, chilly powder and salt. Stir fry for about 15 minutes till the bhindi become unsticky and unslimy. 
  4. Add oil if required. Allow them to cook on low flame till the bhindi are nicely fried and become unslimy. Stir in between. 
  5. Do not cover the  lid till bhindi  become unslimy. Check for the sliminess. At this point (after 15 minutes) bhindi become unsticky and unslimy. 
  6. Now sprinkle little water over the bhindi. Mix them well and cook covered till the bhindi become soft.
  7. Add the coconut, mix well and further cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the flame. Serve hot with chapatis /phulkas  or rice and curry.

Bhindi masala recipe with step by step pictures.
  • Wash the Bhindi well. Pat to dry with a clean kitchen towel.Remove the stalk and tip of each bhindi. 
  • Cut bhindi into thin round slices as shown in the picture below. 


  • Chop onions finely and grate fresh coconut and keep them aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the seasonings. When they start spluttering, add the green chilli and onions. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Add bhindi and  stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add coriander seeds powder, turmeric powder, amchur powder, chilly powder and salt. Stir fry for about 15 minutes till the bhindi become unsticky and unslimy. 
  • Add oil if required. Allow them to cook on low flame till the bhindi are nicely fried and become unslimy. Stir in between. 
  • Do not cover the  lid till bhindi  become unslimy. Check for the sliminess. At this point (after 15 minutes) bhindi become unsticky and unslimy. 
  • Now sprinkle little water over the bhindi. Mix them well and cook covered till the bhindi become soft.
  • Add the coconut, mix well and further cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the flame. Serve the bhindi masala hot with chapatis, phulkas  or rice and curry.

20 comments:

  1. Looks tasty...making me hungry!!

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  2. One of my fav veggie..yummm

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  3. Healthy and delicious masala...

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  4. Such a droolworthy dish, cant ask more..

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  5. looks yummy and healthy..

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  6. HI this looks nice but I made mine by stuffing the Okra.http://www.givemesomespice.com/2012/04/okra-ladies-finger-curry-in-jiffybhinda.html

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  7. delicious masala.perfect for rotis.

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  8. Very yummy and healthy masala..

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  9. delicious tempting and inviting bhindi curry.

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  10. delicious tempting and inviting bhindi curry.

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  11. looks yummy n delicious...

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  12. dis is my fav...healthy n tasty vth rice

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  13. It looks so delicious. My fav

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  14. Im not a fan of bhindi cz of its slimey feature but this dish looks very tempting....

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  15. looks delicious

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  16. Easy & simple recipe.
    Love this Bhindi masala!!

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