Bhindi(Lady'sFinger)/Okra Masala gravy

Bhindi(Lady'sFinger) Masala gravy is one of the famous side dish for Chappati/Roti. It is very delicious and easy to make. When you get the tender okra/landy's finger, then slit it into three or four lengthwise and then chop them into 1 inch long. You can also cut them into think discs. Okra should be completely cleaned well before chopping and dried completely with a cloth.

SaltTo Taste
Coriander Powder1 Teaspoon
Cumin/Jeeragam Powder1/2 Teaspoon
Rice Flour2 Teaspoon
Red chilli Powder3/4 Teaspoon
Turmeric PowderA Pinch

For Seasoning:
Oil1 tablespoon
Cumin Seeds1 teaspoon


  • Finely chop the Okra/ Bhindi(Lady'sFinger) and keep it aside.Okra should be completely cleaned well before chopping and dried completely with a cloth. If possible, do this 3-4 hours before we start cooking to allow the okra to dry.
  • Finely chop the onion and keep it aside
  • Finely chop the tomatoes and keep it aside
  • In a pan, add oil and add when the oil is hot add cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds starts to sputter add the chopped onions
  • Fry the onions till it turns transparent
  • Now add the Bhindi(Lady'sFinger) along with turmeric powder and fry it till it is cooked completely
  • When the Bhindi(Lady'sFinger) is cooked add cumin powder,red chilli powder, coriander powder and mix it well
  • Allow the masalas to fry for sometime and then add chopped tomatoes
  • When the tomatoes are cooked, add some salt and mix it thoroughly
  • In a bowl add little water to the rice flour and dissolve it well
  • Add this to the cooked masala gravy and add 1 cup of water to make it to gravy consistency
  • The delicious Bhindi(Lady'sFinger) Masala gravy is ready to serve with hot chapati/Rotis

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I see curry leaves and mustard in the picture but not in the recipe.Is that intentional?

i tried it yesterday.. it dint taste good... can you please add more pics to the recipe? I wasn't sure if the tomatoes were done or not, or how long to fry the orka..



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