Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Bhindi or okra is a vegetable i have always liked for its mild nutty flavor.I usually add it to gravy based dishes but inorder to get its real taste one has to prepare it alone without adding anything that overpowers the flavors of okra.So bhindi masala is one such dish in which the ingredients just enhances the flavors of okra rather than overpowering it.


Bhindi/okra - 15-20 nos
onion-1 medium size,diced
onion-1 medium size,diced
ginger garlic-1 tsp
turmeric - 1tsp
chillipdr- 1tsp


Slit the okra criss cross 3/4 of the way ,keeping it whole.Pour some oil in a large pan such that it coats the bottom of the pan and heat it on a medium flame.When it gets hot drop the okra into the pan.Add some salt and stir it.Leave it undisturbed for sometime so that it gets brown and slightly cooked.Then do the same on all sides.If you want you can also deep fry it.But i stir fry it as thats healthier and both gives the same flavor.Remove from the pan and keep aside.
In the same pan pour a little oil.When it gets hot add gin-gar paste and onions.When it gets slightly cooked add turmeric pdr and red chilli pdr.When the onions get translucent add tomatoes and stir it.Add salt and when it gets fully cooked add the okras.Cover the pan and let it simmer for 5 mins or until okras are cooked.Serve it hot with rice and dal or chapathi.


Dhivya said...

my hubby loves okra!urs looks so yummm..must try

kamala said...

Bindi masala looks yummm Ranji.

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks great. I love okra, and I'm always looking for a different way to prepare it!

Cham said...

I never cut the okra like that.. it looks pretty and delicious

Divya Vikram said...

love the green colour of the okras..looks delicious

Divya Vikram said...

love the green colour of the okras..looks delicious

Rupa said...

The Bhendi masala looks lovely and Yum..I love Okras in any form

ranji said...

Thank u very much....I really appreciate each and everyones comments and encouragement.keep coming back for my treats..:)

Roopa said...

what a lovely pic, totally colorful:)with greens and reds:)

ranji said...

thank u roopa!!:)