Okra Masala

Bhindi Masala is a popular stir-fried Indian semi-dry curry dish made with okra, onion, tomatoes, potato & spices!

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Serves 4

  • 1 lb/450 g okra
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 2 curry leaves
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 potato
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • fresh coriander to garnish
  • ginger-julienne to garnish (optional)

How to make Okra Masala:

  • Rinse the okra and drain thoroughly. Chop and discard the ends. Cut the okra into small pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottom pan.
  • Add the chopped onions, chilies, curry leaves, cumin, coriander and salt, and mix together. Stir-fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped potato.
  • Add the chopped tomato and sprinkle over the lemon juice.
  • Finally add the okra, mixing with a slotted spoon. Stir-fry the vegetable mixture over medium heat for 12-15 minutes.
  • Then transfer to serving plates, garnish with fresh cilantro and ginger - julienne. Serve hot with rice or roti.
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