Overhead shot of bhindi masala served with chapatis and salad

Easy Bhindi Masala

  • Author: Preeti Gupta
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Stir Fry
  • Cuisine: Indian


Learn how to make this punjabi style spicy bhindi masala that’ll convert any bhindi hater. If you’ve been scared of cooking okra or bhindi because of its slimy texture, don’t be. Just follow the recipe and that won’t happen again!


  • 400 grams Bhindi/ Lady Finger / Okra
  • 3 tablespoon Mustard Oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera / Cumin seeds
  • 2 whole Red Chillies
  • 12 Green Chillies, diced (optional)
  • 1 cup diced Onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri Chilli Powder / Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Amchoor / Dry Mango Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 tablespoon freshly chopped Coriander / Cilantro


  1. Wash and wipe the bhindi well. This ensures that the bhindi is not slimy when its cooked. Cut each bhindi diagonally into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan, add ginger and garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds and add cumin seeds, red chillies and green chillies. Cook them for another 30 seconds and add the onions.
  3. Stir fry the onions on high heat and then add the bhindi. Cook the bhindi, while stirring occasionally on a medium flame for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Next add all the spices and tomatoes and stir fry till the bhindi is cooked and the tomatoes turn just tender. Serve hot, garnished with some fresh chopped coriander. This goes really well with dal and rice or chapatis.