Bhindi Masala or Bhindi do Pyaza

Bhindi Masala or Bhindi do Pyaza – literally translates to okras cooked with double the measure of onions. Okra cooked with caramelised onions and dried spices, the flavours are just divine – a lovely vegetable dish to go with freshly made chapatis.

Bhindi Masala or Bhindi do Pyaza
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Recipe Creator: Bhavna
  • 250 g Okra / Bhindi /Lady Fingers /Vendakkai
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Onion
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric pwd
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • ½ cup Mashed tomato
  • 1 tsp Coriander pwd
  • ¼ tsp Cumin pwd
  • 1 to 1 ½ tsp Red chilly pwd
  • ½ tsp Amchur pwd - Dry Mango Powder
  • ½ tsp Garam masala pwd
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Sesame seeds for garnishing
  1. Wash the bhindis and wipe them dry.
  2. Cut the head and tail part off.
  3. Slice okra in half and then in lengthwise pieces as shown in the video.
  4. Chop onion and tomato to pieces.
  5. Heat oil in a frypan.
  6. Add the okra pieces, salt and saute in low medium heat. ( this will avoid the bhindis turn sticky & mushy while cooking due to moisture )
  7. Keep stirring occasionally and remove from flame once they’re cooked completely.
  8. Keep it aside in a plate and reserve.
  9. Heat oil in the same frypan.
  10. Add cumin seeds, when they sizzle add turmeric pwd and onion.
  11. Cook the onions at medium heat until they get soften and turn brown at edges.
  12. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell disappears.
  13. Now add mashed tomato.
  14. Add coriander pwd, cumin pwd, red chilly pwd, ( you can adjust the red chilly pwd as per your taste ) amchur pwd and garam masala pwd.
  15. Mix well and allow to cook for a minute.
  16. Adjust salt.
  17. Add the cooked okra and mix completely.
  18. Increase the heat to high and give it a good toss.
  19. Turn off flame and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  20. You can also sprinkle some sesame seeds for extra garnishing.
  21. It pairs up excellent as a side with Indian breads or with rice.Spicy & delicious Bhidi Masala ready.