Bhindi Masala (with Gravy)

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Serves 2-3

A quick and healthy recipe, one of the veggies I love best! Goes well with rice or rotis or even toasted bread.

fresh bhindi/okra, chopped into 3/4 inch pieces
4 tbsp
big onion chopped finely
fresh tomatoes, blended with their skins
1 tbsp
tomato paste
green chilies, slit or chopped
few fenugreek/methi leaves
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
salt to taste
1/2 tsp
turmeric powder
1 tsp
red chili powder
1 tsp
coriander powder
1/2 tsp
cumin powder
a pinch of
garam masala
hot water as needed
freshly chopped coriander leaves

Heat 2 tbsp. of oil in a pan, then add the chopped okra and stir-fry for a few minutes. Sprinkle a pinch of turmeric powder and a pinch of red chili powder over them. Fry until the okra are cooked and crisp. Remove them from the pan and set them aside.

Heat the remaining 2 tbsp. of oil, add the fenugreek leaves, followed by the chopped onions. Fry until onions are golden brown. Then add the garlic paste, green chilies and the tomato paste, followed by all the other spices except garam masala. Fry for a minute, then add the blended fresh tomatoes. Cook until the oil begins to separate and the gravy has thickened.

You can add some hot water if you want the extra gravy. Once the gravy is cooked (taste and adjust for salt), you can then add the fried okra. Simmer together for a couple of minutes, then sprinkle the garam masala and some of the chopped coriander. Turn off the heat and serve hot!


what is the difference between okra and lady fingers ?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Same thing.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam. Same thing.

salaam . great recipe :)
what is the difference between okra and lady fingers ?

Salaams delicious recipe! Could you pls explain why you add garam masala at the very end? I've seen it in many recipes of yours, I'm intrigued!

Can I add kasuri methi...coz fresh methi is not alwas available..and if shud I I need to soak it in some water or directly...jazk

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You can just leave out the methi and it will still be awesome.

Super awesome it is... I made this gravy with chicken and k ady fingers and it was soooooo aromatic n tasty! I used qasuri methi in the that ok?

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Thanks and yes that is fine.

can i put tomato puree

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can.