Friday, April 8, 2011

Bhindi Masala / Okra Curry


Okra - 2 lbs (washed, dried thoroughly and cut into big pieces)
Onion - 2 medium sized (cut into big chunks)
Roma Tomato - 2 medium sized (cut into big chunks)
Cumin Seeds - 2 tsp
Red Chile Powder - 2 tsp
Garam  Masala Powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 3 TBSP


  1. Coat 1 TBSP of oil to the cut okra and spread it on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil.
  2. Bake the okra in a preheated 400 degree oven until it turns slightly brown. (about 30 min.)
  3. Heat 2 TBSP of oil in a pan over medium heat and add cumin seeds.  Fry for 20 seconds.
  4. Add the chopped onion and fry for 2 minutes.  
  5. Add red chile powder, garam masala and turmeric powder.  Mix well and cook for a minute.
  6. Now add the tomatoes and salt and cook for another minute.  Do not over cook the tomatoes.
  7. Add the baked okra and mix well to coat the spice mixture.  Cook for another 1 minute or so and remove from the heat.
  8. Serve hot with chapatti and rice.


  1. baking the okra is a great idea. would be perfect with rotis. Do stop by mine when you find time.

  2. Anything with okras are my fav, curry makes me hungry..

  3. My fav...baking is great idea...I usually fry okra for this recipe...super yumm...

  4. never baked before..great recipe

  5. looks yummy, baking the okra is a gr8 idea too!

  6. Hi Latha,
    I loved ur baked version

    Also, I need ur email id for Maitri.Do email me at:

  7. Gr8 idea.. looks really good and tempting !!
    Indian Cuisine

  8. Bhindi masala looks very inviting.

  9. This sounds like a great curry recipe! Thank you for sharing :).

  10. I usually MW the cut okra in batches which makes them partially cooked and not sticky.
    Curry seems very tasty! :)

  11. baking n making the curry sound grt it..

  12. Dear latha
    How are you? I am sure you have excused my absence..was really tied up badly.
    I like this recipe and I take note of using oven. WIll try soon.
    Let me see what all I have missed.
    have a nice day

  13. i love okra...i hav a similar kind of dish posted in my blog...urs is a healthier version, baking the okra is new to me...i will definitely try ur version next time...

    drop by my blog when u get to hear from u...


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