Simple bhindi masala (bhindi ki sabji)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
2 pounds Okra

2 small onions finely chopped

1" piece of ginger

1 jalapeno pepper chopped

2 small tomatoes chopped

Juice from 1 fresh lime

1/4 cup of oil

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds

1/4 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds

1/8 teaspoon of asfetida

1.5 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

1 table spoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon mango powder

1 teaspoon garam masala or all spice


  • Wash and completely dry the okra pods, if any moisture remains on the pods, it will be difficult to minimize the sliminess, which turns off some people from eating this wonderful vegetable.
  • Slice the okra in small rounds, discarding the caps and tails of the pods. Heat oil in a heavy vessel. When oil is hot add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and fenugreek seeds.
  • When these seeds crackle and turn light brown, add asafetida and add chopped onions and ginger. Saute these on medium heat till light brown.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and chopped jalapenos, cook for 1-2 min. Add Okra, stir in salt and lime juice.
  • Stir and cook on medium heat until all the stickiness is dissolved and okra slices become soft but not mushy.
  • Stir in all the dry spices and take it off the stove. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve hot with chapati, naan or pita bread.


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