Bhindi Masala Recipe | Easy Maharashtrian Okra fry with Goda Masala

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Bhindi Masala

May 08, 2014         no comment.

Simple, low fat Maharashtian style Bhindi Masala (Okra stir fry) made with my favorite spice blend – Godaaa!
Bhindi Masala Recipe | Easy Maharashtrian Okra fry with Goda Masala | Bhendi Fry with Goda Masala | Easy stir fried veggies | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.comAfter potatoes, okra is my most favorite vegetable in the whole world! Maybe I’m a little biased, but I only have it with rice. I think rice + okra is a powerful combination.

I have 2 favorite methods of cooking Bhindi (okra) – The south Indian stir fry way… and more recently, the Maharashtrian bhindi masala way with extra dose of Goda Masala!

Ever since I discovered the secret to Goda, I’ve been using it generously in all my stir fried veggie dishes. It’s a great spice mixture – even better than garam masala in some cases. I believe this is (almost) how Maharashtrians make their Bhindi masala.

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Bhindi Masala


  • Author: Kavitha
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2-4 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 kg (1 pound) Okra / Lady Fingers / Bhindi, washed and pat dry
  • 1 large Onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable Oil
  • 1 teapsoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Goda Masala *
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons Salt (adjust to taste)

Goda Masala – It is a Maharashtrian blend of spices. Refer to another recipe on www.Foodomania.com to make it at home. Else, buy it from a local Indian store. If you don’t have this, you can use Garam Masala or simply leave it out


Instructions

Preparing the Okra (Lady Fingers)

  1. Wash them well and pat dry.
  2. Remove the top and little bit of the bottom from every Okra.
  3. Cut them into 1 inch long pieces. (You can cut them smaller also, if you want)

Bhindi Masala – steps

  1. Heat oil. Add mustard seeds. Once that splutters, add cumin seeds and fry for 10 seconds. Add curry leaves & turmeric powder. Mix well
  2. Add the chopped Bhindi (Okra / Lady fingers) and mix well. Let it fry on medium heat for 5-6 minutes till it has softened a bit
  3. Then add the sliced onions and salt. Mix well. Cook for another 5 minutes. Keep mixing occasionally to avoid the okra from burning.
  4. Once the are almost cooked, add the Goda masala and chilli powder. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes. Switch off and remove on a bowl
  5. Serve as required

Buy Goda Masala here. Or make it at home!

Bhindi Masala – step by step pictures
You’ll need –

Bhindi Masala Recipe | Easy Maharashtrian Okra fry with Goda Masala | Bhendi Fry with Goda Masala | Easy stir fried veggies | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Once that splutters, add cumin & fry for 10 seconds. Then add curry leaves, turmeric powder & mix
Bhindi Masala Recipe | Easy Maharashtrian Okra fry with Goda Masala | Bhendi Fry with Goda Masala | Easy stir fried veggies | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Add the chopped Lady fingers (Okra). Mix well. Saute for 5-6 minutes.
Bhindi Masala Recipe | Easy Maharashtrian Okra fry with Goda Masala | Bhendi Fry with Goda Masala | Easy stir fried veggies | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Then add the sliced onions. Saute for another 5-6 minutes
Bhindi Masala Recipe | Easy Maharashtrian Okra fry with Goda Masala | Bhendi Fry with Goda Masala | Easy stir fried veggies | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Add the salt, Goda Masala & Chilli powder
Bhindi Masala Recipe | Easy Maharashtrian Okra fry with Goda Masala | Bhendi Fry with Goda Masala | Easy stir fried veggies | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

Mix & fry for a final 2-3 minutes. Remove and serve along with breads, chapati, naan, rice or even as is!
Bhindi Masala Recipe | Easy Maharashtrian Okra fry with Goda Masala | Bhendi Fry with Goda Masala | Easy stir fried veggies | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com
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Check out MY –
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south indian lady finger Okra stir fry in microwave recipe by Kavitha of Foodomania.com

Potato Fry
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