Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Okra Masala/Bhindi Masala

Bhindi or Okra might be a favourite veggie  for most of us. I usually prepare a simple okra fry to have with rice. But recently I started preparing a spicy okra masala which is very delicious. This goes well with roti and rice.My husband liked it a lot. I have been preparing this frequently for past few days and thought I will share with you all too. Here goes the recipe for a simple, delicious and spicy bhindi masala....




What you need?
15-20 small size Okra
1/2 cup chopped Onion
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
1 tsp Oil

For Masala:
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds powder (dry roasted and powdered)
1/4 tsp Chat Masala
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt


How to prepare?

Cut the head and tail of each okra. Then cut each okra into 2. You can use the whole okra also.

Add the ingredients under For Masala in a bowl. Make a smooth thick paste by adding very little water. Add the paste to the okra and mix well so that each okra piece gets coated well. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter cumin seeds. Add ginger-garlic paste and onions. Saute until the onions turn pink. Add the okra, sprinkle a little water, cover and cook on a low flame until bhindi is well cooked. Stir gently in between or give a toss. Once okra is cooked, remove the lid and stir fry on a medium flame for a few minutes. Serve hot with rice or roti.

Serves 2-3

Notes:
*If you feel okra will be too sticky, use the whole okra rather than cutting it.
*Add a little pepper too if you want it really hot.



36 Tasty Comments:

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious dear :)

Suja said...

Wonderful side dish,love okra..delicious.

aipi said...

I love okra cooked this way ~ looks so very tempting!
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Sarah Naveen said...

love this..looks so yumm!!

Laxmi said...

Spicy Okra.. Love to try soon..

Deeksha said...

Bhindi masala looks really so yummy! Love to have it with parantha!

Priti said...

Yum ..love this with roti ...

Vatsala. said...

I love okra fry. That's how my mom mAke it too.
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Hari Chandana said...

I love this recipe.. Looks spicy and delicious.. Love the presentation too.. Thanks for sharing dear.. Gr8 job :)
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Vidhya said...

Okra masala looks so tempting.

Vimitha Anand said...

Yummy spicy and wonderful dish... Would be great with any curry...

Priya said...

Bhindi masala looks super delicious and fabulous..

sangee vijay said...

OKRA MASALA LOOKS SO INVITING N PERFECTLY DONE...LOVED THE SPICES N FLAVORS...VERY TEMPTING :)

julie said...

Lovely okra masala..I liked the addition of chat masala..

thekitchenaffaire said...

Okra masala looks yummy.. i would love to have em with some hot chappathis :D

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Absolutely loving your masala mix :)

kothiyavunu.com said...

Great recipe..anything with okra count in me :)

Loveandcalories said...

I love Okras!!and this looks goooood!!

pm said...

Love bhindi fry on any given day & your spicy version looks very yummy.drooling!!

Chaitanya said...

love it ... okra is my fav ...
very yummy
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divya said...

Bhindi masala looks super delicious and fabulous..

Angela said...

So lovely. I have some okra is my freezer that would love to be cooked this way.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Tempting yummy recipe...

Alessandra said...

Lovely! I never know how to cook okra, and this sounds good! I'll give you an excellent :-)

ciao
Alessandra

Sharmilee! :) said...

Flavourful n yummy curry

Sharmilee! :) said...

Flavourful n yummy curry

kaveri said...

Spicy okra fry looks mouthwatering...love the way you've added the spices by making a paste

Prathima Rao said...

This looks like a yummy dish!!! Adding fennel gives it a nice flavor :)
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Rumana Rawat said...

Looks very yummy:)

Prathima Shivraj said...

Looks absolutely delicious and flavorful, will try this asap.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice recipe,using fennel powder sure gives a great flavour,loved it!

Archana said...

looks delicious dear. Will try this out too.

Thanks for visiting me and your lovely comment.

saleena said...

It looks delicious n yummy curry.....

JishasKitchen said...

delicious okra dish...I love to have it with chapathi..yumm//

Pavithra said...

Looks absolutely delicious.. love the recipe

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