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 People think okra is a very complicated vegetable to cook with. If you mess it up, you might end up with a gooey mass on your stove. I th...

Bhindi Masala / Okra in Masala

 People think okra is a very complicated vegetable to cook with. If you mess it up, you might end up with a gooey mass on your stove. I think the easiest way to work with okra is to add lots of oil and almost shallow fry them or broil them and make them low fat. What if you do not have an oven, then this is an alternative method that works. I actually did something by accident and ended up with delicious bhindi masala, with okra intact. When we generally start making any masala base, we always cook the onions first. Well, I did the opposite. Cooked the okra first and then the rest. I kind of liked the outcome of my mistake and decided to post it.


Frying pan with lid
Measuring cups and spoons
Cutting Board


Bhindi/ Okra - 3 cups ( cut into 1 inch pieces)
Onions - 1 big thinly sliced
Tomato - 2 cut into chunks
Garlic - 1 tbsp
Ginger - 1 tbsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cilantro - 1 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp


1. Heat the frying pan with some oil. Add the okra and roast the okra by covering the pan with a lid and  keep giving it a mix often. When the okra gets roasted add the powders and salt and roast it for a few minutes.

2. Add the sliced onions and cook them until tender. Remember to cover the pan with the lid.

3. Then add the chunky tomatoes and and give it a toss. Garnish with cilantro and serve it hot.


  1. I too do this the same way. Looks yum and very nice side with roti.

  2. Wow nice curry it goes nice with both rice and roti.

  3. Looks tempting and delicious

  4. Looks delish .....I do something similar too

  5. Looks yum.. Wish to taste with roti :)

  6. simple truly few mins wonder!

  7. Delicious and inviting dear...Rush your entries for Know
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  8. awesome and delicious okra curry.

  9. Delicious bhindi masala. That cast iron pan is how diameter.

  10. Lovely pictures... I like Bhindi a lot, and this one seems very tempting.,

  11. It looks perfect for parathas!

  12. you take beautiful pictures of the food which instantly makes our mouth water. lovely recipes. the bhidi masala looks irresistible.

  13. Can have this masala with anything;