Tangy Bhindi Masala ( Lady Fingers)

Tangy Bhindi Masala ( Lady Fingers)

Tangy Bhindi Masala (Lady's finger)


  • 1/2kg bhindi lady fingers (dried throughly and cut into 1"pieces)
  • 1 big onion chopped
  • 1 big tomato chopped
  • 10-12 whole garlic pods
  • 2 onions cut into 4 pieces
  • 10-15 curry patta leaves
  • 2-3 tsp of tamarind pulp
  • 1/4 tsp methi dhana ( fenugreek) 
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp whole cummi seeds ( jeera)
  • 2-3 whole red chillies
  • 2-3 tbsp of oil
  • Salt according to taste
  • Red chilli powder according to taste
  • 1/4 tsp corriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder


  • Warm the oil in a flat bottomed pan. 
  • Add the whole red chillies ,mustard seeds, cumin seeds and methi seeds
  • Stir for few seconds and when the seeds start spluttering add the chopped onion
  • Stir fry till the onions are a little translucent
  • Then add the whole garlic pods and saute till the onions become totally translucent
  • Now add the chopped tomato
  • Saute for few minutes, till tomato becomes little soft
  • Add the salt ,turmeric and red chilli powder
  • Saute for few seconds then add the coriander and cummin powder
  • Saute for 5-10 minute ,till the masala becomes totally soft and gets a nice reddish colour .
  • Add the curry patta and saute for few minutes
  • Now add the cut bhindi and mix it well
  • Saute for few minutes ,then lower the flame and let it cook .
  • When the bhindi is half done add the cut onions and mix it in .
  • Let it cook on low flame till the bhindi is totally done ,keep stirring in between
  • Lastly add the tamarind pulp and mix it in throughly .18.Cook for few minutes then remove from flame .
  • Done .

Note : Tamarind to be put according to personal preference, can add more or less depending on what you prefer.

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