Bhindi Masala | Side dish for roti/ chapati

Bhindi masala with step by step pictures.

Bhindi masala is a quick dish that you can make for roti or chapati. It can be made dried or semi-dried. for a completely dried version avoid adding onion or tomato. But when making for roti we always prefer little masala. So add onion which gives body for this masala. If you have less quantity of bhindi you can add capsicum to increase the masala quantity.

Let us see how to make this quick masala.

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Recipe type: Side dish
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Author: Babitha
Serves: 3-4


Bhindi/okra/ladies finger- 1/4 kg
capsicum-1, optional
Oil-1 tbsp + 1 tsp
Green chilli-2
Curry leaves-few
Red chilly powder- 1 &1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 &1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
ginger garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Water-2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala-1/4 tsp


1. Clean the lady's finger well. Dry it with a clean towel. Cut it into 1-inch pieces.

2. Heat a tbsp oil in a pan. Add the cut pieces and fry it. This step is to remove the stickiness of the vegetable. Then transfer to another plate.

3. Again heat oil in the same pan. add onion, green chili, curry leaves. Saute well it onion becomes translucent. Then add ginger garlic paste, saute till raw smell goes.

4. Then add spice powders, salt. Lightly add water and cook. then add chopped tomato. Cook till it mashes up well.

5. Add the sauteed bhindi to it and toss it up well. If using capsicum, add cubed pieces and cook for a minute.

6. check for salt & spices. Add if needed. Switch off and serve for roti.

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