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Masala Okra


Okra/ Bhindi is one such seasonal vegetable, which can be prepared in various ways. Every region in India has a different recipe for this vegetable, but the best thing about this vegetable is that it can be paired with both Rice and Roti. With summers around the corner, here’s an easy bhindi recipe, which can be prepared in a few minutes following a some simple steps given below. However, here’s a delicious main dish recipe that you can easily prepare at home and make everyone fall in love with this vegetable. As bhindi comes in abundance in summers, you can easily cook this dish for lunch and dinner.

1 kilograms okra
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
4 gm green chillies
1 tablespoon coriander powder
salt as required
8 tablespoon mustard oil
4 onion
1 teaspoon spice chili powder
2 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoon dry mango powder

Step 1
Wash the okra properly and keep them aside. Let the excess water drain out. Once, drained properly, slit open the okras by making a cut lengthwise. Next, chop the onions and green chilies finely and keep them aside.

Step 2
Now, put a kadhai on medium flame and heat the oil. Once the oil is hot enough, add cumin seeds and saute. Further, add the chopped onions and subsequently other spices like turmeric and coriander powder along with the green chilies. Stir them continuously.

Step 3
Add the okras and mix them well, so that they absorb the flavours and taste of the spices. Cook it with the lid covering and reduce the flame. Add salt and amchur (dry mango powder) to the cooked okra and give them one last stir. The Masala Okra is ready to serve with chapatti or paratha of your choice.