- Prep Time10 Mins
- Cook Time25 Mins
- Serving3 People
How to make Bhindi Masala
To try out this delicious North Indian recipe go through the full article where we will guide you step-by-step on how to make Bhindi masala.
About Bhindi Masala
Bhindi Masala is one of the common North Indian dish that is loved by adults and children both because of its delicious taste and healthiness. The ‘Bhindi’ is the Hindi meaning of the word ‘Okra’ on the other hand ‘masala’ is the type of curry that is made with onions, tomatoes, and various different spices. So, ‘Bhindi masala’ means the Bhindi cooked in a curry that is made up of onion tomato masala.
This healthy dish is prepared with spices, masalas, onions, and tomatoes to make it spicy, delicious, and loaded with flavors. The Bhindi is first fried and stir to remove the liquid/slime part from it. When the liquid dries then the Bhindi is ready to mix with masalas/curry this is how the Bhindi masala recipe is made.
People mostly loved to have it with roti and rice. This side dish is cooked in many Indian households because of its numerous health benefits.
A Bhindi/Lady’s finger is one of the common vegetables on the North Indian side. It looks long, thin, light green in color, twisted, and has a decreasing end. The name was given because they resemble and look like the finger of a lady. The vegetable is known as “Okra” in the USA. The Bhindi also has roundish fragile seeds that are spread inside the vegetable. The vegetable also contains stickiness inside. The Bhindi is cut and divided into many round pieces, or 4-5 pieces, or put directly with vegetables and spices.There are many dishes that are made with bhindi like- kurkuri bhindi, bharwa bhindi, Dahi bhindi, Bhindi masala, and Bhindi fry.
Bhindi Masala Recipe
Preparation Time ➣ 10 minutes
Cook Time ➣ 25 minutes
Total Time ➣ 35 minutes
Serving People ➣ 4
- 250 grams Bhindi/Okra/Lady’s Finger
- 3 chopped Tomatoes
- 2 medium-sized chopped Onion
- 1-2 chopped Green chili
- 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
- Salt according to the taste
- 1-2 tablespoon Red chili powder
- ½ tablespoon Besan/ Gram flour
- 4-5 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds (jeera)
- Pinch of Asafetida (Heeng)
- ½ tablespoon Turmeric
- 1/½ tablespoon coriander powder
- 2 tablespoons water
- ½ tablespoon garam masala
- 3-4 chopped coriander leaves
How to prepare ➤
Process 1 ➤
1. First, take 250 grams of Bhindi wash it properly, and then cut them from both sides after that divide the Bhindi into two equal parts.
2. Now add salt to it according to your taste and then add ½ tablespoon red chili powder mix them properly.
3. After that add ½ tablespoon Besan/Gram flour mix it again if you feel that the mixture is becoming dry so you can add 1 tablespoon water also.
4. Now in a pan take 2-3 tablespoon oil and heat it.
5. Now add Bhindi to it and fry for about 6-8 minutes in a low flame until it turns dark green and soft. This will make Bhindi crispy and also enhance its taste. Do not turn the flame high otherwise, it will become brown from outside and leaving the inner part cooked well. Now shift the fried Bhindi in a plate.
6. Now again take 3-4 tablespoon oil in the same pan in that add 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds.
Process 2 ➤
7. Now add 1 medium-sized chopped onion and fry until they become brown in color in that add a pinch of Asafetida (Heeng), add 1-2 chopped green chili, 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste, ½ tablespoon red chili powder, ½ tablespoon Turmeric, 1/½ tablespoon coriander powder, add tomato puree to it (In a blender add 2 medium sizes chopped tomato and blend it to make a puree), and lastly add 1 tablespoon water fry and stir the process in between and for 2 minutes in a low flame cover the pan and let it fry.
8. After that uncover it, you will notice that it is almost complete, now add 1-2 tablespoon yogurt and fry it on a low flame mix it well, and again cook it for 2-3 minutes. Yogurt separates the oil and add color to the gravy.
9. You can also add water according to the consistency you want if you want gravy thick then no need to add water after that add salt to it and mix it again.
10. Finally, add fried Bhindi in a gravy cover it, and let the Bhindi cook for 3-5 minutes on a low flame.
11. The Bhindi Masala is ready lastly add ½ tablespoon garam masala and few chopped coriander leaves.
12. Turn off the flame the delicious Bhindi masala is ready to serve.
How to serve
Bhindi Masala can serve either in lunch or dinner with Naan, paratha, rice, and tandoori roti.
How many calories does a Bhindi masala have?
Bhindi Masala is one of the healthy dish also delicious it gives 83 calories out of which carbohydrates contain 57 calories, proteins comprise 14 calories, and fat contains 13 calories. So, try out this mouth-watering dish without thinking of its side effects on the body.
How can you make Bhindi less sticky?
Take oil in a pan and in that add Bhindi and stir fry them so that they do not become sticky while cooking. Do not add any kind of moisture until all the stickiness goes away properly.
How do you dry Bhindi?
It is very important to dry your Bhindi completely after washing for this you can take the help of a cloth. If the Bhindi do not dry then they will become sticky while cutting and cooking and this will ruin all your dish.
As we all know bhindi is available during the summer season so go for this amazing guide on how to make bhindi masala and try it out at your home. Let us know your review of this recipe in the comment box.
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- Daily Value*
- Fat: 14g22%
- Sodium: 10mg0%
- Carbohydrates: 8g3%
- Protein: 2g4%
- Potassium: 366mg10%