Bhindi Masala An East Indian Delight

This bhindi masala is a very special dish from India and the first way I enjoyed okra.  The tomatoes add an extra tastiness to the recipe. My friend, Karuna Sanghvi sent me this delicious recipe.

Okra is a very unique and not well-known vegetable in the west. In India, it is known as bhindi.  It is often dismissed because of its sliminess but when prepared well it is delicious and it is one of the superfoods.

Okra is a high-quality protein; it has an amino acid composition comparable to soybeans and the protein efficiency ratio is higher than soybeans. It is a top vegetable protein food.

It has good soluble fiber which helps reduce cholesterol and also lessens the chance of heart disease. It kills breast cancer cells and is also good for gastritis while boosting the brain’s cognitive abilities.

Almond oil has a high smoke point making it great for stir-frying and sautéing. It is good for High Heat Up To 460F.  What I like about it is that it has a light, clean flavor that does not alter the taste of the foods I am using it to cook with.

Himalayan Salt is actually good for you! 100% Natural pink and certified: Sherpa Pink Himalayan Salt is is Kosher Certified, Non-GMO, and does not contain any MSG, Soy, Gluten, Dairy, or anti-caking agents.

Bhindi Masala Recipe

Ingredients:

12 Okras
1 Onion
2 Tomatoes
3 tsp Oil
Pinch of Mustard and fenugreek seeds
Pinch of asafoetida (optional)
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder (optional if you don’t like hot spicy food)
Himalayan Salt to taste
Water

Directions:

  1. Cut off both ends of the okra, and then slice into one-inch pieces.
  2. Slice onions and dice the tomatoes and keep separately aside.
  3. Temper one teaspoon oil with mustard, fenugreek, and asafoetida.
  4. Add 2 more teaspoons of oil; add onion and sauté until translucent.
  5. Add the tomato and soften.
  6. Now add the okra and let cook for a minute.
  7. Add ¼ cup water and allow it to cook. If needed, you can add more, but don’t make it too mushy or watery.
  8. Add turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder.
  9. Salt to taste.
  10. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or till water dries out.

Here are more of my favorite okra recipes:

Crispy Okra Is A Wonderful Tasty Vegetable For Your Meal– Crispy okra is so yummy with a flavour that is amazing.  Fresh okra with a beautiful golden brown color and a crunchy texture is a special addition to any meal! Also, it is gluten-free and vegan toono eggs or wheat flour. This is for sure my favourite okra recipe.

Okra Sautéed
Okra Sautéed with Cashews and Garlic is So Delicious

Okra Sauteed with Cashews and Garlic – Adding cashews to this okra sautéed dish adds a crunch and the garlic adds a spicy taste to this tasty meal.  Fresh green okra is a great vegetable and extra tasty made this way.  It is also a complete meal when you add a whole grain like quinoa or brown rice.  And of course so very tasty.

Also, Try These Delicious Curry Recipes:

Vegan curry recipe that is delicious and easy to make – This vegan curry recipe is delicious and so easy to make! It is full of nutritious superfood vegetables and spices that your body loves. Also, if you are like me and don’t like hot spicy food, you can make this curry without it being hot.

 Curried Green Beans and Potatoes – Curried green beans with carrots and potatoes are extra special and delicious making a delicious meal. This recipe filled with only healthy ingredients and it is easy to make.

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Diana Herrington

Diana has been writing about natural health and wellness for over 20 years. Having used foods to heal her own body, she now shares her wisdom with others.

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