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Whole Bhindi Masala - Masala Okra

An easy one pan recipe is a dinnertime life-saver, I think we can all agree on that. Every piece of okra has delicious and comforting flavors of spices that melt in your mouth. I was going to share another recipe today, but I’m so excited about this Whole Bhindi Masala - Masala Okra that I just had to share it.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian Food
Servings 3




  • Make sure that you rinse the okra / bhindi properly and pat dry with zero moisture before chopping them. I typically rinse them and leave them on a kitchen counter on a towel to dry overnight. You can do that or dry them well with patting a paper towel. Once dry, trim off the pointy end and the stem off. Next slit the okra from the center but keep them intact.
  • Rinse and chop the onions finely.


  • When you are ready to cook, in a large, heavy-bottom skillet/pot, heat oil over high heat. Next, add in cumin seeds.
  • When the cumin seeds splutter add in onion and coriander seeds. Further add in okra and stir well.
  • Next add in the spices. So add in ground coriander, ground cumin, ground turmeric, salt, ground ginger,  Kashmiri chili powder, and amchur. Stir well.
  • Then cover and cook on low heat for 15 minutes or until bhindi is cooked. Finally, open the lid and let it cook for a minute or two until bhindi is completely dry. Turn off heat and serve with rice or roti.
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