Masala Bhindi Recipe
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Masala Bhindi Recipe

Masala Bhindi Recipe is a simple yet delicious crispy okra recipe, ideal to make for everyday meal.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 250 gram ladyfinger/okra
  • 1 medium size onion fine chopped
  • 1 green chili fine chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp mango powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp nigella seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp asafetida
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

Ingredients for the marinade

  • 2 tbsp ginger - garlic paste
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp gram flour besan


  • To prepare Masala Bhindi, first wash and pat dry the ladyfinger.
  • Cut each ladyfinger vertically into broad size pieces.
  • Mix ginger garlic paste, salt and gram flour with the chopped ladyfinger. Stir to coat each piece nicely with the spice rub. Keep aside till required.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai ( buy it here ) over medium heat. Add fennel seeds, nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, asafetida and fry for 2 - 3 minutes or till aroma of spices is released.
  • Next add the chopped onion and chili. Fry till onion turn light brown in color.
  • Add ladyfinger in the kadhai ( buy it here ), stir - fry for next few minutes.
  • Once ladyfinger start cooking, add remaining spices and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook till ladyfinger is cooked through.
  • Serve Masala Bhindi with dal and phulkas for lunch.


Equipment Used: Kadhai ( buy it here )