How to make Bhindi Masala - Bhindi sautéed with cumin seeds and simple powdered spices.

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Indian Recipes.

Main Ingredients : Ladyfingers, Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Bhindi Masala

Ladyfinger or bhindi is one of those things that your either love or just don’t like. This recipe is so good it will turn even those who aren’t fond of it into stringent lovers of the vegetable. Cooked along with cumin seeds and simple powdered spices this recipe tastes good with simple chapattis. This is my younger daughter's favourite thing to eat and so we end up having it at home at least once a week and sometimes add small onions to the preparation.

For more recipes related to Bhindi Masala checkout Achari Dahiwali Bhindi, Spicy Bhindi Andhra Style, Bhindi Aur Oats Sabji, Quick Bhindi Sabzi . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Aloo Achari, Soyabean Mushroom Curry, Arbi Masala, Vegetable Stew.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Bhindi Masala Recipe

  • Ladyfingers 500 grams

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onions sliced 2 large

  • Green chillies slit 3-4

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Dried mango powder (amchur) 2 teaspoons


Step 1

Wash and dry the bhindi or wipe with a wet cloth. Cut both the ends and cut into two inch long pieces. Slit the pieces horizontally without cutting them into two.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a kadai and add the cumin seeds. When they change colour, add the onions and saute till light golden. Add the green chillies and saute for half a minute.

Step 3

Add the bhindi and sprinkle the red chilli, coriander and turmeric powders. Mix well. Cook covered over low heat stirring occasionally.

Step 4

Add the salt and amchur. When the bhindi is almost cooked, increase the heat and cook for two minutes.