Saturday, April 24, 2010

Masala Bhindi Fry

I had never liked lady's finger, neither the taste nor how they look. I would always make some face and turn it away from from my plate. But, last year on our visit to India we went for a short vacation to Kodaikanal and Munnar with my parent in laws.
It happened, one day they ordered bhindi fry for lunch in a restraunt, my heart sank and very reluctantly I had to take my share on my plate. I don't like making faces in front of my laws. But, somehow I liked it. The onion and tomatoes did the trick I believe. Since then, this vegetable finds a place in my menu often.
Sending this off to Jagruti's Joyful Eating whilst travelling.
Here are the pics of the trip.
Coming back to the recipe of 'Masala Bhindi Fry:
Serves 2-3.


1½ cup thinly chopped lady’s finger.
1 small onion chopped.
½ tomato chopped.
2 tsp oil.
¼ tsp cumin seeds.
1 tbsp coriander powder.
¼ tsp red chilli powder.
¼ tsp turmeric powder.
½ tsp garam masala, optional.
Salt to taste.

Heat a pan and add oil. Add the cumin seeds such that they sizzle and crack. Add the chopped onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes till they are translucent. Add the chopped lady’s finger and sauté them for 2-3 minutes. Then add all the spices except garam masala. Stir and heat till the spices are properly cooked and gives a nice aroma. Now add the tomatoes and stir well. Heat for 1-2 minutes and add garam masala. Heat for another 2 minutes and take off the gas.
Serve hot with phulka or roti. Enjoy!


  1. Bhindi is not one of my fav veg either but you have cooked it so nicely that I guess it would definately change my mind.

  2. simple and nice, would be very tasty with chapati

  3. one of my fave veggiies..cooked the way I like best :)

  4. masala bindi fry looks delicious..bhindi is my favorite vegettable .like any kind of bhindi i got one more recipe idea..thanks for sharing yarr.
    the munnar n kodaikannal- nice photos

  5. What a beautiful place you've been, bhindi looks great.....

  6. Masala bhindi looks perfect and very tempting :-)

  7. I love bhindi in any form and I do make this version.

  8. Lovely recipe...loved to read ur memoir too....

  9. My all time favourite fry, just love it with rasam, ur click makes me hungry..

  10. I liked this vegetable right from my childhood, when my mom told me my maths skill will improve, and before that I can't even stand the look of it in my plate! Never tried them with the tomato though, I should try this recipe soon. And I loved the kodaikanal pics, really a wonderful place to spend ur vacation!

  11. one of my fav veggie....this looks really tasty n yummy..frst time here..lov ur space...glad to follow u...if there r visit my space too!

  12. Bhendi masala looks very tasty J...I too love adding onions and tomatoes to okra...I love it that way :)

  13. Love to have bindi in any form. Nice masala version of bindi,bookmarked.

  14. One of my fav dish . Simple and it looks very yummy.

  15. yummy veggie dish to go with chapathis..

  16. Hey Jyoti
    same here..not a hugefan, but I would say if you cook with onions and tomatoes it goes have cooked nicely..thanks for the entry..


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