Monday, March 31, 2014

Bhindi masala / Vendakkai masala

Bhindi masala

Ingredients (serves for 2)

Ladys finger (okra / bhindi) - 15 - 20 nos
onion - 1
tomato - 1/2
amchoor powder / dry mango powder - 1/2 tsp
ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
coriander powder -  1 tsp
garam masala - 1/2 tsp
red chili powder - 3/4 tsp
salt - as needed
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
oil - 2 tsp


  • cut ladys finger to small pieces. chop onion and tomato. Keep it aside.
  • heat a vessel with 1 tsp of oil and shallow fry the ladys finger with little salt. Fry till it becomes soft. keep it aside
  • You can also cook the ladys finger in microwave for 3 - 4 mins instead of shallow frying 
  • in the same vessel, add 1 tsp of oil
  • add cumin seeds. Once it splutters, add chopped onion and fry till it becomes transparent
  • add ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw smell goes off. 
  • add the cooked ladys finger pieces and mix well
  • add dry mango powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, salt and garam masala
  • mix well for 2 - 3 mins and then add chopped tomato
  • cook covered for 4 - 5 mins
  • when the tomatoes become mushy and the masala smell is gone, switch off the flame
  • serve as side dish for roti, chappathi or any rice varieties.

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