Bhindi Masala

Bhindi (Okra) Masala is a comfort food. It is simple to make and can be enjoyed with phulkas or dal-rice. It is a quick-fix recipe as well.

Also try: Jeera Aloo or Paneer Bhurji.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 30 mins.

Servings: 2


  1. Bhindi – 2 cups (chopped)
  2. Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped)
  3. Green Chilli – 2 (finely chopped)
  4. Carrom Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  5. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp
  7. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  8. Garam Masala Powder – 1/4 tsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Asafoetida a large pinch
  11. Mustard Oil – 2 tbsp
  12. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Bhindi Masala:

  1. Heat mustard oil in a kadai or a pan, let it smoke then add a pinch of salt. It helps in removing mustard oil aroma
  2. Add carrom seeds and asafoetida, let it splutter
  3. Add onions and green chilli, saute until golden brown
  4. Add bhindi, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder. Mix and cook covered on low flame until soft. Keep stirring occasionally
  5. Add dry mango powder, garam masala powder and salt. Mix and cook for a min, your Bhindi Masala is ready.


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