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Okra is also called as Bhindi or Bhendi in Hindi.   This dish has variety of names Bhindi masala, Okra masala, Kadai bhindi, Bhindi do pyaza , Bhindi Subzi.  This is a simple dish tastes great with hot Indian flat breads and mild pulao.  This is a delicious vegetable and side dish filled with lot of onions coated with tomato based sauce and spices.  Its is also one of the popular restaurant menu.  You can also enjoy this dish in dry or semi gravy form,  it tastes great in both the ways.  See the notes if you want to make this Bhindi masala in semi gravy form.


Ingredients :

Bhindi/Okra - 2 cups heaped
(chopped 1 1/4 inch piece)
Onion - 1/2 cup ( chopped to big chunks)
Capsicum - 1/2 cup (chopped to big chunks)
Tomato - 1 small ( deseeded chopped to big chunks)
Coriander leaves - 1 handful finely chopped

For Masala/Sauce :

Tomato - 1 big or 2 small (Pureed)
Onion - 1/2 ( coarsely ground)
Garlic - 3
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Green chilli - 4 finely chopped
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Cummin powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Amchoor powder - 1/4 tsp
Chaat masala - 1/4 tsp
Saunf - 1/2 tsp
Cummin seeds - 1 tsp
Kasoori Methi - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 3 to 4 tbsp
Salt as needed.

Method :

Sauteeing the vegetables :

Preparing kadai masala :


Tossing the vegetables with masala for final touch :   


Note :

This is dry curry, if you want to make it as a gravy add 1 1/2 tbsp of cashew paste(ground with milk or water)  when you prepare the sauce (after 6th step ) and add little water.  Let it come to boil. (add water according to the consistency you need)
 Then  proceed with the same procedure as shown in the picture.

chef and her kitchen  – (November 5, 2012 at 10:51 AM)  

Love this curry,looks great..capturing bhindi is pretty difficult n u have done a good job

Teena  – (November 5, 2012 at 11:38 AM)  

Mouthwatering dish!! Your click makes it more tempting :)

Mansi  – (November 5, 2012 at 1:39 PM)  

very elaborate preparation, but looks great Pavithra!! will try it sometime:)

Priya Suresh  – (November 5, 2012 at 3:13 PM)  

Wonderful looking droolworthy okra masala,fingerlicking definitely.

divya  – (November 5, 2012 at 6:32 PM)  

This looks simply mouthwatering ...delicious!

great-secret-of-life  – (November 5, 2012 at 8:44 PM)  

looks so yummy. Simple and yet flavourful curry! as usual nice shots

Anusha  – (November 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM)  

while the list of ingredients is as long as my arm, i know its worth the trouble at the end of the day for you will have a steaming hot delicious okra do pyaza. Anything for okra do pyaza i say

Anonymous –   – (November 7, 2012 at 8:46 AM)  

I love bhindi in any form..they are so tasty. I love this dish, especially the addition of tomato puree!! good one dear-- I am a big fan of your phulka's too..fell in love with them when you posted the phulka pictures!! Wish I could get this for lunch :(

Anonymous –   – (November 7, 2012 at 1:04 PM)  

Love bhindi masala. And that recipe card is beautifully styled!

Suhaina  – (November 8, 2012 at 7:21 PM)  

oooh my....i am loving this...wish i can have some roti now.

Kanaka  – (February 5, 2013 at 4:50 PM)  

I made this Bhindi masala and it came out really good. My husband and friend who had come over for lunch really loved it. Thank you.

Kanaka  – (February 5, 2013 at 4:50 PM)  
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IBS Financial Domain  – (April 21, 2013 at 3:09 PM)  

What is the difference in taste when onion is chopped in a chopper or simply cut?

Deepa  – (November 4, 2014 at 8:40 AM)  

Fabulous recipe!!!....Trying it tonight. Thanks for explaining it so well..

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