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Plain Bhendi Masala Recipe

Plain Bhendi Masala is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Friday, 19 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 1/2 kg - medium size okras
  • 2 handfuls - Peanuts (without the skin)
  • 1 cup - desiccated Coconut
  • 2 - Green chillies
  • 1/2 tbsp - peppercorns
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 2 - large onions, chopped
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup - Curry leaves
  • Cooking oil
  • 2 - ripe medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp - cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp - coriander powder
  • 1 tsp - Sugar
  • How to Make Plain Bhendi Masala:

    1. Run a knife into each okra from the pointed tip almost to the stemmed end.
    2. Dust them with salt and turmeric and set aside.
    3. Lightly roast peanuts, coconut and half the finely chopped onions.
    4. Put these along with the chillies, cumin powder, peppercorns, turmeric powder, sugar, coriander powder and 1/2 tsp salt into the grinder.
    5. Coarsely grind the mixture (not into a very smooth paste).
    6. Taste and add more salt if required.
    7. Heat 4 tbsp oil in a non-stick kadai or saucepan. Fry tomatoes till soft and then add the masala or mixture. Fry well for 5-6 minutes.
    8. Remove half of this mixture and stuff the okras with it.
    9. To the remaining masala, add 1/2 cup (or 1-2 cups if you want more gravy) water. Stir well and immerse the okras in it.
    10. Cover and let it simmer for 5 minutes or till okras are cooked.
    11. Serve with piping hot rotis or naan.
    12. Recipe courtesy:


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