Monday, April 23, 2012

Bhendi with Spice Masala powder

This is a recipe from Monsoon Spice.  This is a veggie that you are tempted to cut and fry, it is a favourite anyway. But I wanted to try something different today.

Ingredients - for the main curry, seasoning and spice powder

Okra - Bhendi - 250 gms
Onion - 1 large - sliced
Garlic -  2 pods - chopped
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Roasted Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Roasted Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - to fry the okra ( 2-3 tbsp)
Salt to taste
Lime juice - 1 tsp

Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Asafoetida (hing) - big pinch

Spice Powder
Cumin ( jeera) - 1/2 tsp
Chana  (Bengal gram) dal - 1/2 tsp
Urad (Black gran) dal - 1/4 tsp
Peanuts - 2 tbsp
Sesame - Thil - 1 tsp
Red chilies - 3-4

Wash and dry the okra. Cut to 1/2" pieces.
Heat oil.  And saute the okra and keep aside

Make the spice powder.  Dry roast the ingredients.  Make sure you add the urad dal and sesame seeds the last.  Grind to fine powder and keep

Heat oil.
Add cumin.  Let it brown a little.  Add the sliced onion, brown  a while
Add chopped garlic and then the curry leaves.
Then the turmeric and spice powder.
Let the ingredients coat the onions.
Now add the fried bhendi and salt.
Keep awhile till the veggies and the onion-masala powder blends well
Add roasted peanuts and sesame seeds

Squeeze some lime just before serving.


  1. nice and crispy masala bhindi..
    .never tried with peanuts and sesame.loved it.must be very delicious.

  2. Interesting masala powder, bhendi masala looks super delicious..

  3. So tempting curry, looks so yummy.

  4. great subzi recipe. by the recipe I can tell that it is so flavorful.

  5. masala bhindi looks so yum, nice spice powder..flavourful and delicious one !!

  6. Looks so yumm!! Wonderful combo and sure would have tasted good too.

  7. Awesome curry, sounds interesting!!

  8. Looks great! I will try this one some time!

  9. This bendi masala looks interestinggg


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