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  • Writer's pictureAanal Kotak


Updated: Apr 1, 2019

Chef: Aanal Kotak

  • Recipe Servings: 4

  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes

  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients of Masala Bhindi

  • 250 gram ladyfinger/okra

  • 1 medium size onion, fine chopped

  • 1 green chili fine chopped

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp red chili powder

  • Salt to taste

  • 1 tsp mango powder

  • 1 tsp coriander powder

  • 1 tsp fennel seeds

  • 1 tsp nigella seeds

  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp asafetida

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

Ingredients for the marinade

  • 2 tbsp ginger - garlic paste

  • a pinch of salt

  • 1 tsp gram flour (besan)

How to Make Masala Bhindi

  1. To prepare Masala Bhindi, first wash and pat dry the ladyfinger.

  2. Cut each ladyfinger vertically into broad size pieces.

  3. Mix ginger garlic paste, salt and gram flour with the chopped ladyfinger. Stir to coat each piece nicely with the spice rub. Keep aside till required.

  4. Heat oil in a kadhai over medium heat. Add fennel seeds, nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, asafetida and fry for 2 - 3 minutes or till aroma of spices is released.

  5. Next add the chopped onion and chili. Fry till onion turn light brown in color.

  6. Add ladyfinger in the kadhai, stir - fry for next few minutes.

  7. Once ladyfinger start cooking, add remaining spices and salt. Stir to combine.

  8. Cover and cook till ladyfinger is cooked through.

  9. Serve Masala Bhindi with dal and phulkas for lunch.

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