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July 12, 2012


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bhindi masala

I usually make Bhindi curry/ vendakkai curry with sambar powder .. For a change I tried this method for our lunch . I got this vendakkai masala recipe from a book. I think most of you make this for roti. This masala goes well for roti as well as dal rice & mild pulao varieties. It tastes and smells great.

  • Ladies finger / okra – 12 nos
  • Big onion – 1 no
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp – 1 tsp (adjust)
  • Coriander powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – As required.
  • Water – just to sprinkle.
To temper
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves – to garnish
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add the cumin seeds. Then put the chopped onions and ginger garlic paste.
  • Saute till the raw smell emanates.
  • Then add the cut okra pieces and saute well for few mins.
  • Now add the tomato pieces and saute till it turns mushy.
  • Finally add all the dry powders.Toss well for few mins.
  • Sprinkle or add little water and close the kadai with a lid.
  • Keep the flame low and allow the okra to cook well.
  • Toss in between to avoid charring.
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
Enjoy with roti, dal rice or pulao !!

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Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

looks wonderful and such a comforting dish.

Priya Suresh said...

Simply inviting, wish to have this masala with a bowl of rice.

Recipe world said...

Yummy side dish! Would love to have it with chapathi..


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Shama Nagarajan said...

good one dear

Ms.Chitchat said...

Loved the okra curry, my favorite is curd rice with okra.

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Very yummy and tempting curry

AJ said...

That looks delicious!! Its been ages since I got any fresh okra around here!!

Prathima Rao said...

Simple & tamting..Bhindi is cooked perfectly...
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Vikis Kitchen said...

Okra masala looks very delicious dear.

R.Punitha said...

Hi Chithra ,

looks AAwesome !!!

and Spicy :)))

Keep on Dear:)))

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Simpply delicious recipe.

divyagcp said...

Looks delicious and inviting...

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Uma said...

looks so delicious. Nice dish.

Ganga Sreekanth said...

looks yummy.....Appetizing.

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Very Nice

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Wow ! Love this Masala... Bookmarked !!