Bhindi Masala

Bhindi Masala

5 from 5 votes
A delicious vegetarian curry made creamier with a dash of yoghurt. Bhindi Masala recipe is healthy, gluten-free and vegetarian. Tender okra pieces lathered in a flavourful and aromatic masala.

Popular across India and Pakistan this is a simple bhindi masala recipe that is full of flavours, tastes delicious and is healthy! A vegetarian curry recipe that is made of okra pieces in a spicy tomato and onion gravy that is cooked until tender.

This semi-dry veg curry recipe is made with ladyfingers, otherwise known as okra, and is the perfect pair with chapatti or rice. With its mild spice but delicious flavour this bhindi ki sabji is sure to impress anyone.

Bhindi masala curry is one of my favourite curries out there. It is a very common Pakistani and Indian curry, but a lot of people haven’t even heard of okra. Okra is one of those vegetables that are common in desi households, but not quite so in the UK. That is a shame because okra is one of my favourite vegetables out there.

Okra has many names, ladyfingers or bhindi. It’s rich in antioxidants that help to reduce the risk of serious health conditions, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Not only that but it’s packed with fibre!

This bhindi curry is a vegetarian curry that is usually served as a side but can also be eaten as a main. Try this bhindi masala as a vegetarian curry alternative for your next curry night!

Some people like to fry the okra. I have a similar recipe that involves frying the okra as well. It is up to you whether you choose to fry the okra. Frying the okra gives you crisp okra pieces, but you get soft and tender okra pieces with this curry recipe. However, if you choose to prepare the okra you will love this recipe!

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Bhindi Masala

by Nabeela Kauser
A delicious vegetarian curry made creamier with the dash of yoghurt. This spiced curry recipe is healthy, gluten free and vegetarian. Tender okra pieces lathered in a flavourful and aromatic masala.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 205 kcal



  • Heat the olive oil in a pan on medium heat until hot
  • Add the garlic paste and ginger paste then sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant
  • Add the finely sliced onions and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala then cook the spices for 3-4 minutes – add the water to allow the spices to release the colour and
  • Add the yoghurt then mix immediately to prevent curdling and cook for 4-5 minutes
  • Add the chopped okra and mix into the spices then cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes until the okra is tender
  • Serve alongside some homemade chapatti and enjoy!



Calories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 618mgPotassium: 739mgFiber: 7gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1838IUVitamin C: 46mgVitamin D: 0.03µgCalcium: 160mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Curry, Okra, Spicy, Vegetables, Vegetarian
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Laila Rai
Laila Rai
4 months ago

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Hi, would you fry this first to get rid of the slime?

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