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Bhindi Masala (Okra) - Mirchi Desi Recipes

Bhindi Masala is a spicy twist to okra, and a staple vegetarian main course dish at any desi Indian household in NYC. Bhindi Masala is best served hot with rotis (Indian breads). Subscribe to our Mirchi YouTube Channel for more exciting desi recipes.

Bhindi Masala ( serves 2 people )

Ingredients Required: 

Okra - 300 g

Onion - 1 large 

Garlic cloves - 3

Ginger- 2 inches long 

Green chillies- 3

Cumin - 1 tbsp 

Mustard seeds- 1 tbsp

For the Masala paste: 

Salt- 1 tbsp 

Red Chilli powder- 1 tbsp 

Turmeric Powder- 1 tbsp 

Cumin Powder - 1 tbsp 

Mustard oil- 2 tbsp


Cut the stems of okra. Wash and strain. 

Add 1 tbsp salt, 1 tbsp red chilly powder, 1 tbsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp cumin powder and 2 tbsp mustard oil in a bowl to make a paste. 

Gently slit the okra. Add the paste.

Petal cut a large onion. Chop 3 garlic cloves. Chop 2 inches ginger and 3 green chillies. 

Add 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add 1 tbsp cumin. Add 1 tbsp mustard seeds. Add onions. Saute for 2 mins. Add ginger and garlic. Add green chillies. Saute for a minute. Add salt for taste. Add 1 tbsp red chilly powder. Add 1 tbsp turmeric powder. Add 1 tbsp coriander powder. Mix well. Add stuffed okra. Put the lid on and cook for 10 mins on medium flame. 

Serve with Chapati.

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