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Stir Fry Okra - Stir Fry Masala Bhindi

This okra recipe is simple, easy, and flavorful. Made with a few spices it is a perfect weeknight meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Servings 3




  • Rinse the okra. Once rinsed wipe the okra with a kitchen towel. The okra needs to be completely dry. You can let them dry in a plate naturally as well.
  • Cut the edges off. Then chop each okra into 2 pieces. Make a inch to 2 inch slit in each okra.
  • Slice the onion into long 1/2 inch thick slices.


  • Heat oil in a wok on medium-high heat. When the oil is hot add cumin seeds.
  • When the cumin seeds splutter add onions. Sauté until golden. Stir occasionally.
  • Then add ground turmeric, ground cumin, ground coriander, salt, and Kashmiri chili powder. Stir well. Sauté the spices for a few minutes.
  • Then add the okra and stir well.
  • Cover the wok with a lid. Reduce the heat to low. Let the okra cook on low-heat for 10 to 12 minutes. Keep stirring occasionally. Then add dry mango powder and let the okra cook for about 6 to 7 minutes uncovered. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Serve hot with naan, roti, or steamed rice.
Keyword Easy Bhindi, Indian Spicy Okra, Masala Bhindi, Quick Bhindi, Stir Fried Okra, Stir Fry Okra