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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lady's finger/Okra Masala (dry)

Ahh, i felt very lazy today morning and thought of escaping from cooking. With all my laziness by the side, I somehow made sambar with brinjals and drumsticks. Then i washed some lady's finger and got comfortable on my couch and started searching for an easy recipe to put together, i googled for okra masala and end up in Manjula's kitchen, Bhindi masala. With the name, first i thought, the dish is gonna be moist, but once i gone through the recipe, i felt 'thats exactly what i am looking for'. I mean, no chopping of onions or tomatoes, just with all the masala powders, a recipe that perfectly suits my day. With a big smile, i head to my kitchen and made the dish and it tasted really good. I enjoyed the little crispy fingers with a touch of tanginess from amchur powder and it was perfect with my sambar rice. Also, if you think the okra seems more browned, you can switch off a couple mins earlier. Trust me, you'll love it. Here goes the recipe,

1/2lb Lady's finger 
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida
1 1/2tsp Coriander powder
1tsp Red Chilli powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Amchur powder (dry mango powder)
1 1/2tsp Besan flour (Gram flour)
How to:
  • Wash and pat fry the lady's finger and cut'em lengthwise.
  • Heat oil in a skillet, add cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  • Then add the cut lady's finger, saute for a min and cook with lid closed until tender.
  • Now add the coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder, mix well and cook with lid closed for a couple of mins.
  • Add the salt and amchur powder and saute for a min.
  • Then add the gram flour and gently mix the lady's fingers and cook for a min or until browned and crispy. 
Serve hot with sambar rice.


  1. Okra looks crisp and spicy perfect for sambar rice....yum

  2. Dear Nidhya,
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I am so glad you liked it. You too have a wonderful space ... keep up the good work.

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,


  3. I have started feeling hungry by reading your recipe..this recipe is my fav and looks yummy

  4. Looks very delicious and clear instructions.

  5. I have never made okra this way,looks very appealing,love the way you have cut it!

  6. aaho -oho !!! my fav veggie !! luv the recipe dear.pics are lovely!!

  7. Crispy and delicious..looks so good,will surely try this yummy fry.

  8. Beautiful looking bhindi masala, very tempting!

  9. This is my all time fav...am drooling over here!

  10. A very delicious looking okra dish!

    US Masala

  11. Anything with okra..count in me :-) sounds delicious nidhya.

  12. Looks yumm and delicious....



  13. Wow...thatz one spicy n crispy Okra fry..
    wud love to have it with a cup of Curd rice..
    First time in ur space...Good collection of recipies:-) happy to follow u..


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