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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bhindi Masala- Okra Masala

This Bhindi/Okra recipe is quick and easy to prepare. The main key ingredient is Cilantro/Coriander. This recipe uses freshly chopped Cilantro and also uses dried powdered Cilantro.
Ingredients :
  • 1 pound Bhindi/Okra
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1 " piece of ginger cut into julienne
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin-cilantro powder
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste


  • Wash and dry the Bhindi/Okra. Cut both the ends and slit them horizontally.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When they splutter add the onion and fry till golden brown. Add the chopped tomato and ginger. Fry for about a minute.
  • Add turmeric powder, cumin-cilantro powder and freshly chopped cilantro. Fry for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the Bhindi/Okra and salt. Mix well. Cook covered over medium to low flame till almost cooked. Stir occasionally. Cook uncovered on high flame for the last 2-3 minutes till Bhindi Masala is fully cooked.
  • Bhindi Masala is ready to be served. This recipe serves 4.