Bhindi Masala/Okra Masala – Side Dish for Roti’s/Rice

What to make for Dinner? That has become one stressful question these days. Sometimes i end up cooking the same thing again and again. Whether my dear hubby is getting bored or not, my lil fella gets really bored. Now-a-days he gives me list of what i have to make for him. After the normal Bhindi Fry/Okra Fry which i make for Rice, he wanted something different with that vegetable.

When he tasted this Okra/Bhindi Masala, which i made for dinner once, he relished it and asked me make Bhindi/Okra only this way and not the regular fry.  i m not sure, how long this will be enjoyed, but till then i m happy to make it . This Bhindi/Okra Masala is part of the Dinner Thali i posted last week.


12-15 nos Okra’s/Bhindi’s
2 Medium onions, finely chopped
2 medium-size tomatoes, finely chopped
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 tsp turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/4 tsp Cumin/jeera seeds
2 cloves of garlic,minced
a small piece of ginger, shredded
Salt to taste
3 tsp Oil
1-2 tsp Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Wash and Pat dry the Okra’s/Bhindi’s using a kitchen towel.  Chop the head and tail off and Cut them into 1 inch pieces.
  • Heat a 2 tsp of oil in a  Non-Stick pan, add the cut bhindi’s/Okra’s, sprinkle little salt and Cook them in a slow flame until they are done. It takes about 10-15 for them to get cooked. Toss them frequently or else they might get burnt. Once done, remove them on a Kitchen Towel.
  • Heat another tsp of oil in the same pan, splutter jeera/cumin seeds. Add Onion, garlic and ginger and saute till onions turn translucent.
  • Add Chopped tomatoes and the dry powders and cook until oil separates. Add the Fried okra’s to this mixture and Mix well. Garnish with fresh Coriander leaves and Serve Hot with Roti’s/Rice.
Sending this Healthy Diet – Vegetarian Side Dishes, hosted by Vardhini of Cooksjoy, Event by  Priya