Bhindi Masala ~ Ladyfinger Masala

It’s been ages since I have shared a quote. So let me do that now, for pondering…


Moving off to the recipe, bhindi or ladiesfinger (what a name!) is one of my favorite vegetable anytime. Take away it’s sliminess and I am always ready for it. At times when I don’t bring my lunch box to office, I order from a little restaurant behind our office for bhindi masala and I must say it is one of the best I have tried. Crisp deep fried bhindi in a thick masala sauce… hmm… This was just an attempt to recreate their taste. I avoided deep frying and just shallow fried the vegetables. Yes, in that case the taste does differ a bit, but the flavors are still very much in tact…



Bhindi Masala ~ Ladyfinger Masala

Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 500 gm ladies-finger
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 2 to matoes chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • A generous pinch Kasoori methi
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Clean and pat dry the ladiesfinger. Cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Heat a frying pan with 1 tbsp oil and shallow fry the ladiesfinger till crisp. Set aside.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a saucepan. Splutter cumin.
  • Saute the ginger and garlic paste till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the onion and green chillies and saute till soft.
  • Now add the tomatoes, and cook till smashed.
  • Add in the masalas powders and cook for around 5 minutes till the raw smell goes. Switch off and allow to cool.
  • Grind the masalas with around half a cup of water into a paste.
  • Mix the paste with the fried ladyfinger and bring it to boil.
  • Adjust the salt and simmer the masala for 5 minutes.
  • Crush in the kasoori methi and sprinkle in the garam masala powder. Simmer for a minute and switch off. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve warm with rotis or rice!

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  1. yumm.. yummm.. lovely curry.

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  2. Lovely recipe Rafee, ladies finger is one of my favourite veggies, usually always end up in stir fry or raita. Next time will try out this.

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  3. yummy bhindi masala..feeling hungry now…

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  4. This bhindi masala is making me so hungry.. just love bhindis in any form πŸ˜› yummy rafeada πŸ˜›

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

  5. Like u.. bhindi is my fav veggie too. any dish from that , ill surely say yum..

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

    1. Thank you so much Humi…

  6. Love bhindi always…….delicious bhindi masala.

    1. Thank you so much Sanoli…

  7. looks super yum! love it

    1. Thank you so much Divya…

  8. Bhindi is our family favorite πŸ™‚
    Lovely bhindi masala..

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi… πŸ™‚

  9. my hubby hates bindi, maybe this might win him over πŸ™‚

    1. Best of luck, Nammi… πŸ™‚

  10. lovely bhindi masala…I can imagine the comfort of having it with chapathis and praising wah wah about it πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Anupa… πŸ™‚

  11. Love I just need a spoon to scoop the masala and some quiet place to wipe the bowl clean :)))

    1. Thank you so much Meena… πŸ™‚

  12. Dear Rafee…how wz ur trip …?Love ur sausy bhindi masla….as it looks really yummy…..Love ur quote of the day πŸ™‚

    1. My trip was good dear, Alhamdulillah, all the posts during these days were scheduled in advance… πŸ™‚ thanks a lot dear…

  13. Lovely masala .def would taste best with rotis .

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

    1. Thank you so much Razina…

  14. Bhindi masala, bhindi dahi all are my fav

    1. Thank you so much Shaami…

  15. lovely quote dear…bhindi masala looks so delicious dear my fav one too…

    1. Thank you so much Saranya…

  16. Lovely bhindi masala……. All time fav !!

    1. Thank you so much Sony…

  17. yummy and delicious bhindi masala..

    1. Thank you so much Sona….

  18. Yummy and lovely bhindi masala dear πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Asha… πŸ™‚

  19. New delicious way fr my fav veggie.. gud work dear!
    Haffas Kitchen

    1. Thank you so much Haffa…

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