Okra Curry (Bhindi Masala)

    35 minutes

    Traditional spicy okra curry that everyone loves. It's made in the microwave and is best served with Indian bread (naan or paratha) or rice.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 cups okra, cut into 2cm pieces
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 tomatoes, diced
    • 1 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Place the okra in a large, microwave-safe dish; cook in microwave on High for 6 minutes.
    2. Heat the olive oil and cumin seeds together in a large frypan over medium heat until the cumin seeds swell and turn golden brown. Fry the onions in the heated oil for 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes to the mixture and cook another 3 minutes. Stir the okra into the mixture; season with the curry powder and salt. Cook and stir the mixture until hot, about 3 minutes more. Serve hot.

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    I found this recipe bland. I added 3 cloves garlic, a little bit of fresh ginger, and used 2tsp garam masala curry powder. I also added 1 tsp chicken boullion paste. Thanks for the recipe.  -  30 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I liked how simple this recipe was. Since I couldn't find fresh okra, I used frozen okra that was already cut into 1 inch pieces. I also used one 14oz can of diced tomatoes and it turned out quite well. With the extra liquid from the tomatoes I had to add more spices. I also added some cayenne pepper for heat! Will make this one again-thanks for sharing!  -  04 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I love okra and this is without a doubt the best okra recipe I have tried. Spicy but not overbearing.  -  29 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)