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Bhindi masala | Ladies finger masala | Side dish for roti

Bhindi masala | Ladies finger masala | Side dish for roti

Bhindi masala is a popular North Indian side dish for roti/chapati made with ladies finger. Learn how to make it with a video.

This ladies finger masala is an everyday recipe in many homes as a side for chapati. Ladies finger known as okra in English has an excellent amount of soluble fiber.

There are certain tips to follow to make okra fry crunchy but not soggy. The fiber tends to break down immediately when we start cooking and makes the vegetable gooey. Hence sauteing them well in oil before adding water is important.

Bhindi has lots of health benefits such as:

It provides fiber, folate, and vitamin K.

Okras nutrition helps in heart health and strong bones and protect against cancer

It provides fiber, folate, and vitamin K.

Moreover, this veggie is one of the richest sources of potassium, folic acid, vitamins B and C and calcium

In addition, it’s low in calories and has high dietary fiber content.

Furthermore, Okra has been suggested to help manage blood sugar in cases of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.

Click this for Okra fry or ladies finger stir-fry in south Indian style.

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Watch the video here:

Bhindi masala | Ladies finger masala | Side dish for roti
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Bhindi masala is a popular North Indian side dish for roti/chapati made with ladies finger.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Bhindi curry, Bhindi masala, Chapati side dish, How to make bhindi masala, Ladies finger masala, Okra fry, Side dish for roti
Servings: 4
Calories: 120 kcal
Author: Sangeetha
Ingredients
Ingredients:
  • 250 g ladies finger (Bhindi)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ¾ tsp cumin/jeera seeds
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 tomato
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ cup water (approx.)
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
Instructions
Preparation:
  1. Wash okra/ladies finger and keep them in a cotton cloth to dry out the excess moisture. Chop into an inch size pieces and keep aside.
  2. Chop onion and tomato.
Recipe to make Bhindi masala:
  1. Heat oil in a pan and temper with cumin seeds.
  2. Add onions and saute well.
  3. Put chopped tomatoes and add salt. Adding salt at this stage helps in cooking tomato fast.
  4. Now add the cut ladies finger pieces and reduce the heat to medium.
  5. Saute the vegetable continuously for five minutes in low flame until the fiber goes off completely.
  6. Sauteing without water is important to remove the sogginess produced by the vegetable.
  7. After a few minutes, the fiber sogginess disappears fully and ladies finger becomes crunchy.
  8. Now add chilli powder and mix.
  9. Add few tbsp or a quarter cup of water to cook the vegetable. Cover and cook for ten minutes in medium flame.
  10. After ten minutes, veggie absorbs water and cooked completely.
  11. Finally, add a pinch of garam masala powder.
  12. Mix and switch off.
  13. Serve with hot roti/paratha/soft phulka.
  14. This Okra fry goes well with curd rice too.
Recipe Notes

Tips: 1) First of all, sauteing the ladies finger properly before adding water is a vital step to get no soggy bhindi masala. 2) Also, garam masala powder is an optional ingredient and you can skip if you don't want. 3) Finally, add a pinch of chat masala at last for additional north flavor.

Preparation:

  • Wash okra/ladies finger and keep them in a cotton cloth to dry out the excess moisture. Chop into an inch size pieces and keep aside.
  • Chop onion and tomato.

Recipe to make Bhindi masala:

  • Heat oil in a pan and temper with cumin seeds.
  • Add onions and saute well.

Bhindi masala -cumin Bhindi masala -onion

  • Put chopped tomatoes and add salt. Adding salt at this stage helps in cooking tomato fast.

Bhindi masala -tomato Bhindi masala -salt

  • Now add the cut ladies finger pieces and reduce the heat to medium.

Bhindi masala -bhindi

  • Saute the vegetable continuously for five minutes in low flame until the fiber goes off completely.
  • Sauteing without water is important to remove the sogginess produced by the vegetable.
  • After a few minutes, the fiber sogginess disappears fully and ladies finger becomes crunchy.
  • Now add chilli powder and mix.

Bhindi masala -chilli powder

  • Add few tbsp or a quarter cup of water to cook the vegetable. Cover and cook for ten minutes in medium flame.

Bhindi masala -water

  • After ten minutes, veggie absorbs water and cooked completely.

Bhindi masala -cooked

  • Finally, add a pinch of garam masala powder.

Bhindi masala -garam masala Bhindi masala -

  • Mix and switch off.
  • Serve with hot roti/paratha/soft phulka.
  • This Okra fry goes well with curd rice and dosa too.

Tips:

1) First of all, sauteing the ladies finger properly before adding water is a vital step to get no soggy bhindi masala.

2) Also, garam masala powder is an optional ingredient and you can skip if you don’t want.

3) Finally, add a pinch of chat masala at last for additional north flavor.

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