Bhendi / Okra Masala Dry#Foodieextravaganza

Bhendi also known as Okra or Ladies finger is a very nutritious green vegetable is available as year round so it's a regular in our weekly menu.
This Bhendi Masala Dry has great flavors, it's vegan and taste awesome. This can be enjoyed as a side dish with roti or rice.

200-250 Grams Bhendi / Okra
1 Medium Onion - chopped
2 Medium Tomatoes - chopped
¾ Teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
1 Teaspoon Coriander powder
½ Teaspoon Red Chilly powder
½ Teaspoon Turmeric powder
½ Teaspoon Garam masala powder
½ Teaspoon Amchur powder
Salt to taste
2 + 2 Tablespoons Heaped Oil
1 Teaspoon Kasuri Methi

Rinse the bhendi well in water and pat it dry then wipe with a clean kitchen towel.
Cut the top and the tail of the bhendi then chop them into 2" thick pieces.

Heat 2 tablespoons heaped oil in a kadai/wok or pan. Add the bhendi and saute till they are nearly cooked. Keep stirring them on medium flame. Once nearly cooked, remove the bhendi on to a plate keep aside. In the same pan heat another 2 tablespoons heaped oil, add the chopped onions and fry till they become translucent. Then add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute or till the raw aroma of the ginger-garlic disappears. Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté till the tomatoes are soft and mushy. If the tomato mixture becomes too dry add about ¼ or ½ cup water and continue to cook, don’t cover the pan with the lid till the tomatoes turn mushy. Now add all the dry spice powders, stir well and sauté for a minute or two. Add the sautéed bhendi, kasuri methi & salt and mix so that the onion-tomato masala coats the bhindi well. Cook for 2-3 minutes or till the bhendi is cooked, stirring in between. Once cooked switch off the flame.

Serve the Bhendi Masala garnished with some coriander leaves. Enjoy with chapatis, rotis or naan.
Labels: Foodie Extravaganza Party, Side Dish, Gluten free, Bhendi, Okra, Vegan, Lady Finger, Sabzi 
November is World Vegan Month, so we are celebrating this in Foodie Extravaganza. Check some of the other vegan recipes here.
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. What a wonderful mixture of flavors and spices! My grandmothers used to make stewed okra with tomatoes but, of course, wouldn't have known about those spices. Can't wait to try this new-to-me version!

  2. Love the addition of okra to this dish. My son in law is from Mauritius and when I served the Eggplant Salad that I'm sharing today, he told me that they are called ladyfingers. I had never heard that before and now I see it confirmed in your post.

  3. Can you believe I've never had okra? I love your combination of flavors.