Bhindi Masala or Lady’s Finger Masala

Bhindi or Lady's Finger Masala

Bhindi Masala or lady’s finger Masala is one of the best combination for chapathis and rotis. As i like ladysfinger since childhood, i wanted to try out a side dish for rotis. Sometimes, it goes well with rice varieties as well. The recipe followed very simple steps of frying out the vegetable and mixing with masalas. sharing below what i tried at home

Ingredients to make Bhindi or Ladys Finger Masala:

Preparation Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins

  • Ladys finger – 1 cup (250gms)
  • onion – 2 medium finely chopped
  • tomato -2
  • cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • coriander powder -1 tsp
  • garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • chili powder -2 tsp
  • tumeric powder – 1 pinch
  • ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  • masala items – bay leaf -2, cinnamon stick, maza, cloves
  • dry methi leaves
  • sugar – 1 tsp
  • salt as required
  • water as required
  • oil as required


  • Make tomato puree by simply grinding tomatoes in mixie/blender and set it aside
  • in a pan, add oil. Fry ladys finger for 5-7 minutes adding a pinch of salt. Keep this aside
  • in a pan, add oil. once hot, add bayleaf, cinnamon stick, maze and cloves
  • ginger garlic paste is added and saute it carefully
  • add finely chopped onions in the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes till raw smell goes off
  • tomato puree can be added along with 1/4 cup of water. cook the mixture for 3-5 minutes
  • put in cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, chili powder and salt. mix it well.
  • allow it to cook for 3-5 minutes. saute it occasionally without getting burnt
  • add 1/2 cup of water and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes
  • fried ladys finger is added along with garama masala powder and a tsp of sugar
  • close the pan with lid and let it cook for 7-10 minutes. saute occasionally
  • sprinkle few dry kasturi methi on top. switch off flame

bhindi masala is ready to serve hot with Rice or chapathis

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