Bhindi Masala

Vegetarian | North Indian | Bhindi/ Okra/ Ladies Finger

Bhindi, is also known as Okra or Ladies Finger.  This green veggie is a favourable food for the health conscious enthusiasts. Bhindis are not only low in calories, but they are also packed with considerable amount of vital nutrients to our body such as potassium, vitamin B, vitamin C, folic acid, and calcium. It is an excellent fiber source to maintain a healthy digestive system.

Health Benefits of Bhindi:

  • Boosts immune system
  • Aids in improving digestion
  • Improves eyesight
  • Acts as an anti-fatigue agent
  • Helps to manage blood sugar levels

Many people have difficulties picking the right bhindis. The key to choosing the best bhindis are to ensure that the bhindis are young and tender and when you snap off the bhindi’s tip, it should break off very easily.

Bhindi masala is a North Indian dish, which goes really well with chapathi, roti or naan. This easy, delicious and healthy dish is a favourite item in many Indian households. It was only a few years ago that I actually got introduced to this yummy dish, as it is a staple food in my husband’s family. Now, Bhindi Masala has become one of my favourite and I’m very excited to share with you this recipe!

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Bhindi Masala Recipe

Vegetarian | North Indian | Bhindi/ Okra/ Ladies Finger

Keyword bhindi, ladies finger, okra
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon of Oil
  • 250 - 300 grams Bhindi/ Okra
  • 1 Small Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 inch Ginger grated
  • 2-3 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dry Mango / Amchur Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Coriander leaves chopped for garnish

Instructions

  1. Rinse the Bhindi thoroughly. Let the bhindis dry on their own or pat dry them well with kitchen towel. When the bhindis have dried, remove the stalk and stem of each bhindi and cut them into small round pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and once the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds to it. When the cumin seeds begin to crackle, add the garlic, ginger and green chillies.
  3. Then add the chopped onions and fry till it turns translucent. Then, add the chopped tomatoes and cook till the onion tomato mixture becomes soft and mushy.
  4. Add the spices – coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, dry mango powder and salt. Mix well.
  5. Add the chopped bhindis to the masala. Mix everything together to evenly coat the bhindis with the masala. Cover the pan with a lid and let the bhindis cook for about 8-10 minutes till the bhindis are soft. Ensure to stir regularly.
  6. Check salt and if needed, add more salt. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  7. Bhindi Masala is ready. This dish is best served hot with chapati, roti or naan.

Recipe Notes

• Ensure that you wash the bhindi and pat dry with no trace of moisture before your chop them. While chopping, wipe off the sticky residue on the knife.

• If you like the bhindi masala to be spicy, you can use more green chillies or additional chilli powder.

• If the masala looks very dry, you can add a little water to the masala mixture.

• Stirring the bhindi masala at regular intervals is important to ensure the mixture doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

 

Hope you enjoy making this easy, yet delicious dish. If you have any questions, please drop me a message.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Tumul June 14, 2018 at 5:58 am

    4 stars
    I like the layout of your posts.. it not only covers the recepie but even the advantages of having it when cooked the right way !
    Bhindi looks delicious..

    • Reply Blossom with Bliss June 14, 2018 at 9:45 am

      Thank you. I think it’s really important for people to understand the benefits of food that they consume, so they can make informed food choices.

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