bhindi masala recipe
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bhindi masala recipe, how to make bhindi masala

A simple bhindi masala made using onions and tomatoes.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Curries
Cuisine: Punjabi
Servings: 4 -5
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Asiya

Ingredients

  • 500 gms bhindi/okra/ladies finger
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 2 onions medium size finely sliced
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 3 to matoes medium size finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

Instructions

How to wash and cut the bhindi:

  • Firstly wash all the bhindi under running water, strain the bhindi so that they are free from water.
  • Wipe the bhindi with a cotton cloth and make sure the bhindi is all dry.
  • Cut and discard the head and tail of the bhindi.
  • Cut the bhindi into pieces large or medium size.

How to cook the bhindi masala:

  • Take a wok or cooking vessel.
  • Into it add oil and heat it.
  • Add the sliced onions and saute for few seconds on medium flame.
  • Lower the flame, add salt as per taste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, mix well.
  • Cook the masala until oil leaves the sides on low flame.
  • Add the cut pieces of bhindi into it, give a mix carefully.
  • Allow the bhindi to cook well for few minutes on low flame.
  • Add the chopped tomato pieces, give a slight mix.
  • Cover the lid.
  • Cook the bhindi for 10-15 minutes on low flame.
  • Give a mix carefully.
  • Add freshly chopped coriander leaves, mix.
  • Cook for few more minutes.
  • Once the bhindi is cooked soft, switch off the flame.
  • Serve hot with phulka or chapathi.

Notes

1. Do not stir often as bhindi pieces become sticky and soggy while making bhindi.
2. Always mix carefully and delicately.
3. Adding additional spices like coriander powder/dhania powder, cumin seeds/jeera powder, slit green chillies makes the curry even more yum and one can add it to make it more traditional and punjabi style of curry.

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal