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Bhindi Masala Fry / Okra Masala Fry

Bhindi fry generally needs lots of oil to get good taste. But this Okra masala fry needs very little oil for frying and it definitely gives a  very different and wonderful taste. My cousin saw this recipe in a TV show and she told me about this recipe. I tried this Okra fry and it was a super hit :).

Time of preparation : 40 minutes
Spice level : 3 out of 5
No of servings : 2 to 3


  • Okra – 1 lb
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Onions – 1/4 cup (finely chopped)

To Grind:

  • Red chillies – 8
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut – 3 tbsp
  • Split Dalia – 1 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Slit the okra lengthwise to 4 pieces and cut 2 times (1″) in between.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds followed by asafoetida and curry leaves.
  3. Then add the chopped onions and fry till they turn pink.
  4. Then add the okra and fry till they are partially soft.
  5. In the meantime grind all the masala listed under the masala “to grind” to a smooth and thick paste.
  6. Then add the ground paste to the okra along with required amount of salt.
  7. Fry till the okra is fully cooked.
  8. Serve hot with rasam rice or sambar rice or even with chapati.


  1. simple yet tasty bhindi masala

  2. Umm where are the 1/4 cup chopped onions?

    • sorry..Now edited. Thanks for letting us know.