Restaurant style bhindi masala at Home!
Wonder how you can make restaurant style Okra Curry with simple ingredients? I have tried this bhindi masala recipe many times with several different ingredient combinations and finally cracked the secret mix that makes it a creamy and delicious recipe.
I have tasted in several restaurants and wanted to try it at home in a healthy yet delicious style. So I avoided using heavy cream and use boiled carrots for the creamy texture Carrots not only give a thick consistency, but also add more health points to the recipe.
Okra is loaded with several nutrients and the creamy okra curry has become one of my family’s preferred curry for all the good reasons. They are rich sources of dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins and often recommended by nutritionists in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.
When you shop for Okra at your grocery store, look for crispy, immature pods and avoid those with over-ripen, sunken appearance, discolored spots, cuts and mushy. Choosing crispy okra is very important in getting the right texture after you fry them.
Here’s the recipe with step by step photo’s….
- 2 small piece of cinnamon
- 4 cloves
- 1 cup chopped Okra/ Bhindi
- 1 Tomato
- 1 medium onion
- 1 carrots
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- Wash the okra and pat dry with a towel, ready for frying.
- Meanwhile place a medium pan over medium heat with 1 tbsp of oil or butter.
- Add cloves and cinnamon sticks and fry for few seconds. Later add ginger and garlic fry until garlic turns light brown.
- Add onions and continue to fry. When onions turn transparent, add turmeric and red chili powder.
- Add carrots and continue to fry until carrots soften.
- Add tomatoes and cook until they are softened.
- Add milk and cover the lid for 2-4 minutes and turn off the heat.
- After it's cooled down, blend the mixture without water to a fine consistency.
- Place a separate vessel over medium heat with 1 tbsp of oil. When oil heats up, add the chopped okra (Bhindi) and fry until they turn golden brown .
- Now add the blended masala to bhindi and salt to taste.
- Bring them to a boil. Switch off the heat.
Bhindi masala is ready to serve with boiled rice or Roti.