Bhindi Masala (Spicy Okra Curry) Recipe -
Bhindi Masala (Spicy Okra Curry) Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Bhindi Masala (Spicy Okra Curry)

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"Traditional spicy okra curry that everyone loves. It's best with Indian bread (naan or paratha) or rice. My mom says this is brain food!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Place the okra in a large, microwave-safe dish; cook in microwave on High for 6 minutes.
  2. Heat the olive oil and cumin seeds together in a large skillet over medium heat until the cumin seeds swell and turn golden brown. Fry the onions in the heated oil for 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes to the mixture and cook another 3 minutes. Stir the okra into the mixture; season with the curry powder and salt. Cook and stir the mixture until hot, about 3 minutes more. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 07, 2011

I liked how simple this recipe was. Since I couldn't find fresh okra, I used frozen okra that was already cut into 1 inch pieces. I also used one 14oz can of diced tomatoes and it turned out quite well. With the extra liquid from the tomatoes I had to add more spices. I also added some cayenne pepper for heat! Will make this one again-thanks for sharing!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 01, 2010

I found this recipe bland. I added 3 cloves garlic, a little bit of fresh ginger, and used 2tsp garam masala curry powder. I also added 1 tsp chicken boullion paste. Thanks for the recipe.


19 Ratings

Dec 30, 2010

I love okra and this is without a doubt the best okra recipe I have tried. Spicy but not overbearing.

Mar 30, 2010

Very tasty! It is nice to have a palate that likes to try new food and is not so discriminate. Thanks for the recipe. Keep them coming.

Oct 06, 2010

I wasn't WOWed by this recipe. I added onion and garlic and more spices to it to amp it up. It's pretty basic at best.

Mar 07, 2011

One of my go to recipes on busy nights. I reduce the salt slightly.

Sep 03, 2010

I thought this was just great - a good choice for a busy night, if you plan ahead enough to have okra on hand, that is.

Jan 22, 2010

Maybe it's because I just don't like Indian food, or maybe it was because my tomato was too big. Either way, after halving the recipe, I felt that there was not enough spice flavor, and WAY too much salt in the recipe (I would halve the amount).


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  • Calories
  • 100 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 5.3 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 597 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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