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bhindi masala

Bhindi Masala

Shikha | My Food Veda
A tangy and tasty gluten-free recipe made with bhindi (ladyfingers) and tomato curry with various spices and yoghurt.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 183 kcal


  • 250 gm bhindi or okra or ladyfingers
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cup tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp pav bhaji masala
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp oil (plus extra for frying bhindi)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt (to taste)


  • Fry Lady Fingers in Oil till golden brown. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a separate pan and add cumin seeds into it. Once it starts crackling add finely chopped onions and green chillies.
  • Once the onion becomes soft and golden brown, add ginger garlic paste.
  • Add tomato puree when ginger-garlic pastes cooked and stop releasing the raw aroma of garlic.Immediately after adding tomatoes, add salt along with pav bhaji coriander powder, turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
  • If the gravy is dry, you can add a little bit of water so that spices won’t burn. Cook till the gravy starts separating from the oil.
  • Now, turn the flame to low and let it cool down slightly. Add yoghurt and let it cook on low for 3 minutes. Remember the high flame will burn yoghurt. Cook till yoghurt start releasing oil from the gravy.
  • At this stage, add fried ladyfingers along with 1/2 cup of water, put lid on the pan and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, open the lid, add garam masala, pav bhaji masala and Kasuri methi. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Bhindi Masala is ready.


  • If you want to make it less spicy, avoid using red chilli powder.
  • You can have it with chapati or poori.


Calories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 19.6gProtein: 6gFat: 10.1gSaturated Fat: 0.6gSodium: 158mgPotassium: 424mgFiber: 9.7gSugar: 5.3gCalcium: 175mgIron: 2mg
Keyword bhindi, bhindi fry, bhindi fry recipe, bhindi masala gravy, bhindi masala recipe, bhindi recipe, gluten free recipes, ladyfingers curry, okra indian recipe, vegetarian
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