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Besan Bhindi Masala | How to make

Besa Bhindi Masala

Ingredients to make

  • Okra/ भिंडी - 1/4 kilogram / 250 grams
  • oil - 3 tbsp
  • asafoetida powder / hing - a pinch
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • gram flour/ besan/ kadalamavu - 4 tbsp
  • chili powder - 1/2 -1 tsp
  • coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • amchur powder - 1 tsp
  • garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
  • coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)
  • salt - to taste

How to Cook

  • ·       Saute besan/gramflour well over low flame till it leaves a nice aroma. Transfer it to a plate and keep it aside
  • ·       Wash and pat dry okra nicely. Cut both the ends of okra. Make slits on the bhindi or okra without breaking them.
  • ·       Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add okra/ bhindi. Saute till it becomes crispy. Transfer it to another plate and keep aside.
  • ·       In the same pan, add remaining oil. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter, add hing / asafoetida powder, and saute for a second.
  • ·       Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, ginger and saute well in medium flame.
  • ·       Add besan / gram flour and saute well. Saute well over low flame till the raw smell if any left goes off.
  • ·       Add the fried bhindi to the mixture, add salt, amchur powder and mix well.Stir well till the entire masala gets coated on the okra.
  • ·       Cover and cook for 2-3 mins on low flame. Open the lid, stir nicely so that the mixture does not stick to the bottom. Cover and cook again for 2-3 mins.
  • ·       Open the lid. By this time, okra will be cooked well. Cook again for another 2-3 more mins in high flame. Keep stirring
  • o   Add garam masala, mix well. Remove from heat.
  • o   Finally add coriander leaves and mix well.
o   Serve besan bhindi with chapati, paratha or poori.