Bhindi Masala Curry Recipe is a mouth watering tasty Indian Curry. Bhindi masala curry goes really well along with plain roti or paratha.
It would have been nice if I could stay here for a few more days.
A question that my heavy heart wants to ask…
Literally, If I am to explain, I would say my heart starts sinking and I feel really bad, the moment I am asked this question to confirm the date of travelling back to Bangalore.
It’s been almost 5 months, the longest stay in Kolkata after my marriage, or rather I should say, the longest stay with my parents, since the time I had left Bhagalpur (my hometown) to stay long with my cousins, in search of a job.
You wouldn’t believe me, I met my parents only once between the day I left Bhagalpur and the day I became a mother. Isn’t that strange? (hey that’s really a long story, I will probably tell you about it some time later).
But after I got married I started coming to them every year for a month. And of course I would thank Dilip and his office for making this happen.
Dilip for never stopping me from coming here. And office, because of their work from home option due to which he gets a chance to stay here for a month here along with me and can still work.
Thinking of going back leaving them back here is what is making me feel sad and dull.
Anyways, that is how things are. Girls have to leave their parents’ house after marriage.
We really enjoyed our stay in Kolkata. We had lots of fun and enjoyment.
The only thing I missed here is my readers and listeners. As far as the recipe posts are concerned, I tried to publish few posts but then we could not do our podcast recordings for our listeners.
No worries we will be back with our podcasts too very soon. All you have to do is just stay TUNED!!!
Bhindi Masala Curry Recipe
Bhindi (Lady Finger) is a vegetable that a lot of people do not like primarily because of the mucilage that you normally see in these species of plants.
It looks like a slime and irritates a lot of people. But it is noteworthy that Bhindi is an extremely good vegetable when it comes to its nutritional value and this mucilage contains a usable form of soluble fiber. It is a good source of calcium and potassium. But with the way most of us cook it in India, a lot of its nutritional aspects are lost.
I always liked Bhindi even as a kid and Bhindi bhujia, a stir fried side dish was my favorite. This process of making Bhindi had an advantage that the sliminess was reduced.
But at the same time, that meant a reduction in the fiber content as well. Bhindi bhujia goes well with rotis and since I always preferred dry side-dishes for rotis, I simply enjoyed this combination as well.
This recipe, Bhindi Masala Curry recipe was an experiment I did and from the praise that I got from my family, I can safely say that it turned out to be a good one.
One aspect that you might want to keep in mind for this recipe is the size that you cut the Bhindi in. Don’t cut it too small, else it will get mashed into the curry.
I am sure you will love this bhindi masala curry recipe. Let us jump straight into the recipe now.
Bhindi Masala Curry Recipe
- 250 gm Lady finger/bhindi/okra
- 1 no Onion large, finely chopped
- 1 no Bay leaf/ tej patta
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder/haldi
- 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder/lal mirch powder
- 1/2 tsp Coriander powder/dhania powder
- 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
- 1/4 tsp Mustard Seed
- 3 tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped
- 2 tbsp Oil to saute bhindi + 2 tbsp (to make gravy)
- Salt as required
- 3 nos Tomatoes medium, roughly chopped
- 1/2 inch Ginger/adrak
- 5-6 pods Garlic
- 3 nos Green Chillie or as per your taste
- 2-3 tbsp Yogurt/curd
- 2 nos Cloves/lavang
- 1 nos Green Cardamom/choti elachi
- 1/2 inch Cinnamon/dal chini
- Mace/javitri 1 single strand
- Rinse bhindi well and then drain them completely in a strainer or colander.
- Wipe bhindi with a kitchen towel completely. (if you have time then you can let it dry naturally by spreading on some tray or kitchen towel)
- After this is done, cut both ends of bhindi and then cut it into 1.5 to 2.5 inch pieces and set aside.
- Now in a grinder add tomatoes, ginger, garlic, green chilies, curd, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and javitri.
- Grind or blend everything to a smooth paste without adding water in it and set aside.
- Now heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai or pan.
- Add bhindi and saute them on a medium flame.
- Fry bhindi/okra until they are cooked, and slightly browned.
- Now take out the fried bhindi in a plate and set aside.
- Now in the same kadai or pan heat 2 tbsp oil again.
- Add mustard seeds and let it crackle.
- Once the mustard seeds starts crackling add bay leaf and fry for about 6 to 7 seconds.
- Add chopped onions, salt and fry until golden brown.
- Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder and give it a nice stir.(ensuring it doesn't get burnt).
- Now add the ground paste and stir well.
- Fry till the masala paste thickens and the oil starts leaving the sides.
- Add water as per required and stir well.(do not make it too watery)
- Add the fried bhindi to it and give it a nice stir.
- Let the curry simmer on a medium flame.
- Cook for about another 5 to 6 minutes until the bhindi/okra gets mixed in gravy.
- Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well, switch off the stove.
- Serve bhindi masala curry along with chapatis, puri, naan or parathas.
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