A delicious curry that is healthy, gluten-free and vegetarian. Crispy okra pieces lathered in a flavourful and aromatic masala.
Bhindi masala is a simple and delicious stir-fried okra curry, otherwise known as lady fingers curry. This semi-dry bhindi fry is a simple curry recipe that involves stir-frying the okra and then mixing with spices. Bhindi ki sabji is a common household favourite that is guaranteed to keep everyone happy.
- 500 g Okra/Bhindi
- 50 ml Vegetable Oil
- 2 Onions/Pyaz finely diced
- 5 Garlic Cloves/Lehsan chopped
- 1 Tomato chopped
- 1 tsp. Salt/Namak
- 1 tsp. Chilli Powder/Laal Mirch Powder
- 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder / Haldi
- 2 Jalapeño Chillies finely chopped
- 1 tbsp. Water
- Coriander/Dhaniyaa finely chopped
Wash the okra then dry completely before removing the ends and cut into 1 cm pieces
In a large pan heat the vegetable oil on medium heat until hot then add the okra and sauté for 2-3 minutes before removing the okra from the pan and set aside
In the same pan add the finely diced onions and cook for 3-4 minutes until the onions are softened
As the onions are cooking chop the tomatoes then add into pan and cook for a further 3-4 minutes
Add the salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder then cook the spices for 6-8 minutes – add the water after a few minutes to prevent the spices from burning and to allow the spices to release their colour
Add the finely chopped bullet chillies and cook for another 2-3 minutes
Add the stir-fried okra and mix in the spices then cover with a lid and cook for 18-20 minutes on low-medium heat
Add the finely chopped coriander and cook for 1-2 minutes
Your bhindi masala is ready!