Bhindi masala / Okra curry

Bhindi - 15 - 20 Nos
Onions - 2
Tomatoes - 3
Green chillies - 2
Red chilli powder - 1 
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Cashewnut - 8 - 10
Saunf - 1/2
1 tbsp - thick curd

List 1
Red chilli - 2
Dhaniya - 2 tsp
poppy seeds - 2 tsp
Jeera - 1/2

  • Wash and wipe dry the bhindi. Cut it lengthwise.
  • Deep/shallow fry them in oil until they loose the stickyness and are crisp. 
  • If using a  microwave, spread them over a microwave safe plate and microwave for 5-7min. Do it in batches may be 6-8 in a batch.
  • If you don't want to deep fry them, you can just fry them as how you make it for poriyal.
  • Now, First roast the cashewnut, take it out and then put all the ingredients in list 1 and fry it. 
  • In the same pan, add 1 tbsp of oil. Add the chopped onions and saute it well. Take it out and let it cool.
  • Then, add a 2 tsp of oil and when it is hot, add jeera and saunf.
  • Add finely diced tomatoes and saute it well.
  • Add turmeric, garam masala powder, red chilli and slit green chillies in now.
  • Meanwhile, grind the sauted onions, cashewnuts and roasted ingredients in the list 1 and make it a fine paste.
  • Tranfer the grounded masala, and mix it along with the softned tomatoes. Add salt as required.
  • Now add a tbsp of thick curd.Let it boil well. 
  • At this stage, add the fried bhindi's to the gravy and garnish it with coriander leaves.
  • Bhindi masala, taste yum with Chappathi's.


Cham said...

Very rich gravy with cashew , good food!

sowmya said...

looks delicous..i rearely make bhindi in gravy..bu this one looks so good..

Madhumathi said...

Madhu,the bhindi masala looks yummy..The rich cashew curry is inviting..Thanks for sharing the recipe.Have a nice day!

Chitra said...

very rich gravy..first time looks cute:)

Ashwini said...

wow nice masala with cashew..yummy..

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Thanks for your comments Cham, Sowmya, Madhu, Chitra & Ashwini

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

lovely.. looks rich and creamy!!

Adlak's tiny world said...

creamy and delicious curry.. my gal die for this and my favrt too. u have tempted me to do it.

srikars kitchen said...

WOW.. looks creamy & rich.. Looks delicious.. thxs for visiting my site & ur comments..

sriharivatsan said...

Madhu, this looks very rich and creamy..Supera iruku

meeso said...

Awesome, looks really tasty! Gravy looks so, so good!

vidhas said...

Bhindi masala looks yummy. Looks rich too. Kinldy accept my award ,come and grab it.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks yum. Never tried okra with curd. Looks tempting.

Uma said...

never made okra curry this way! looks so good and yummy!

n33ma said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Madhu.I'm glad you found it interesting.This is a great curry so new.Will try it next when I get okra from the store.

vidsid said...

I just made this okra curry and it has turned out really well! thank you!