Punjabi Bhindi Masala (Okra)


Today’s recipe is a Punjabi classic. Bhindi is a great vegetarian dish that doesn’t require too many ingredients. Extremely nutritious too-okra is rich in vitamin B6 and vitamin C and is a good source of dietry fibre. All in all a very simple, nutritious, tasty entree!

Serves 4

What we need:
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 lb okra

1 onion, diced
1 tomato, diced
2 tbsp tomato puree
2 tsp salt
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp haldi (turmeric powder)
handful of chopped cilantro

How we do:

  • Heat the oil in a non stick pan. Now add the cumin seeds
  • When they begin to sizzle, place the onions and okra in the pan and add salt. Mix well and cook on medium heat for approx 10-12 minutes
  • Continuously stir and when the okra stops sticking to the pan, add the tomato and puree and the rest of the spices
  • Mix well and then add the chopped cilantro
  • BALLE BALLE! You are done and ready to chow down. Best served with hot chapatis!
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