424: Bhindi Masala 2/ Okra Stir Fry

This is simple and mouthwatering spicy stir-fried bhindi made from tomato, chick peas , and typical Indian curry ingredients. Okra is an amazing vegetable, not only does it taste good but it’s also rich in folic acid and vitamin B6 and also it’s a low calorie vegetable.


 Frozen Okra                     1 pound
Green chilies                     3 No. (Slit lengthwise)
Cornflour                          ½ Tsp.
Frozen chick peas              ½ tin
Grated ginger                    2 Tbsp.
Tomatoes                          1 no (cut into cubes)
Salt                                  To Taste
Oil                                    for shallow fry
Red chili powder                1 Tsp.
Coriander powder              ½ Tsp.
Garam masala powder        ½ Tsp.
Fennel powder(optional)     ¼ Tsp.
For Seasoning
Oil                                   1 Tsp.
Cumin seed                      ½ Tsp.
Fennel seeds                    1/8 Tsp.

  • Snip off stems of Okra. Cut them into 2 to 2 1/2'' pieces.
  • Sprinkle little salt and corn flour over them and toss , keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and shallow fry the okras, till crisp and keep aside.
  • In mean time combine all masala powders and mix them well. Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cumin and fennel seeds and fry for a second.
  •  Now add the chopped tomatoes, chick peas and Masalas powders and cover the pan and cook for a few minutes until tomatoes become soft. Stir if needed to avoid the mixture from sticking to the pan.
  • Add fried bhindi (okra) and mix gently. Keep on heat for two minutes and then remove the pan.
  • Serve hot with chapatti or roti.

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Bharwan Bhindi Masala