Bhindi Masala (Okra Curry)

In India, most women go to bed wondering what to cook for the next day’s meals. And it is also their first thought as they wake up, long before the sun looks in through their window. Meals have to be healthy and need to satisfy everyone in the family; be it the husband who needs the food to be tasty but not get in the way of his efforts to attain that six pack goal, or the kids who demand a different thing every nano second, or the mother in law who has made it her life’s ambition to find fault with everything you do. I would go as far as saying that women think about meals atleast once every six seconds unlike men who are said to think about eh, um, other stuff during this time frame.

As a woman, I can understand your pain even if I don’t experience it myself (my mom experiences it for me) and I feel duty bound to give you options when it comes to cooking. And this bhindi masala is a curry that you are going to be super happy about.

For this curry, you need to fry plenty of onions till they are a crispy brown. The okra need be to fried as well till tender. Grind spices together and saute with tomatoes to make a beautiful, red curry paste that is bursting with flavour. Bring the curry to boil, and there you are! You would never have imagined it was possible to make something so good with okra.

  • Servings: 4-serving
  • Time: 4 mins
  • Difficulty: medium
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In India, most women go to bed wondering what to cook for the next day’s meals. And it is also their first thought as they wake up, long before the sun looks in through their window. Meals have to be healthy and need to satisfy everyone in the family; be it the husband who needs the food to be tasty but not get in the way of his efforts to attain that six pack goal, or the kids who demand a different thing every nano second, or the mother in law who has made it her life’s ambition to find fault with everything you do. I would go as far as saying that women think about meals atleast once every six seconds unlike men who are said to think about eh, um, other stuff during this time frame.<br />
As a woman, I can understand your pain even if I don’t experience it myself (my mom experiences it for me) and I feel duty bound to give you options when it comes to cooking. And this bhindi masala is a curry that you are going to be super happy about.<br />
For this curry, you need to fry plenty of onions

Summary

  • Cuisine: indian
  • Course: side dish
  • Cooking Time: 4 mins

Ingredients

500 grams okra / bhindi , ends cut off small
4 onions , thin long slices
250 grams sunflower oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 pinch fenugreek
1” piece ginger
1 pods bulb garlic (small kind)
2 shallots
2 medium tomatoes , chopped
1 glass water
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
To taste, salt

Steps

  1. Heat oil in a large pan. Fry onions over medium low flame till they are crispy and golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep aside. In the same oil, fry okra till tender. Do not over fry or they’ll become tough. Remove and keep aside.
  2. Grind together mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek, ginger, garlic and shallots into a smooth paste. Add this to the pan and saute over low heat for a few minutes till aromatic. Toss in tomatoes and fry for a couple of minutes. Mix in water, fried onion, okra, vinegar, sauce and salt and bring to boil. Reduce heat and let the curry cook till sauce is thick. Adjust seasoning.
  3. Serve with rice, roti or naan.

Enjoy!!

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