Bhindi masala fry is a healthy and flavorful side dish that goes well with chapati or roti. Fresh Okra cooked in a spicy tomato onion masala.
Indian Okra Recipes:
Okra is a healthy and low-calorie green vegetable, an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins and folic acid. The dietary fiber content in the okra helps to manage the blood sugar level.
This Okra is commonly used in Indian cooking, especially to make curries and sides.
This vegetable is also known by different names in India, Vendakkai, Bhindi and lady’s finger.
Here are some of the recipes made with Bhindi
- Okra buttermilk curry
- Vendakkai (okra) tamarind curry
- Besan Walli bhindi, are the popular Indian recipes using okra.
Recently, I tried spicy oven roasted okra, it turned out awesome just like the fried ones. A healthy alternative to fried side.
Smart Cooking Tips:
1. Cooking the okras separately in the oil is an important step. It helps the okra to retain the shape without getting mushy or breaks up into tiny pieces.
2. Add red chili powder according to your spice level. I prefer little bit more spice as the okra is bland in taste.
Bhindi Masala Curry:
Bhindi masala curry is a creamy and thick curry with yogurt (curd), spices, tomato and onion that serves with white rice, roti, and chapati. Bhindi cooked in a tomato, onion and yogurt gravy.
Yogurt gives a nice sour taste and creamy texture to the curry.
Easy Bhindi Masala Recipe
This Bhindi recipe is easy to make and delicious. It is a healthy vegetarian side, you can make it spicy too. Although this is a masala recipe, it is little crunchy because it is fried a bit.
It is good for kids too. Children usually don’t like this lady’s finger because of the soft texture. Since we fry the vegetable and then make masala, kids would like it.
Bindi masala fry is a healthy and flavorful side dish that goes well with chapati or roti. Okra cooked in a spicy tomato onion masala.
- 15 no Bhindi (Okra)
- 2 no Tomatoes
- 1 cup Onion (Chopped)
- 1 tsp GingerGarlic Paste
- 3 tbsp Oil
- 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Salt (to taste)
- 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
- 1 tsp Garam Masala
- 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
Rinse the okra thoroughly in the water and pat them dry using a clean kitchen cloth. Cut and discard the top and a bottom portion of the okras and chop them into 2-inch pieces.
Heat a tbsp of oil in a saucepan and add the chopped okra and saute until the okra gets cooked. The cooked okra should be soft but still slightly crunchy. Remove the cooked okra from oil using a spatula and keep aside until needed.
In the same pan, heat the remaining 2 tbsp of oil, add chopped onion and cook until the onion becomes soft.
Then add turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste and saute until the ginger garlic paste loses its raw smell.
Next, add chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes become soft and mushy.
Add coriander powder, red chili powder, salt, garam masala and cook until the spices lose its raw smell. Sprinkle little amount of water and keep stirring the masala to avoid getting burned.
Finally, add cooked bhindi and mix gently. Cook for another 2–3 minutes over a medium heat, keep stirring in between. Bhindi masala fry is ready to be served.
How to serve bhindi masala fry?
p class=”graf graf–h4 graf-after–figure”>Serve bhindi masala with roti, rice or even eat it as it is.