How to make Besan Bhindi Masala

Posted on Sep 10 2018 - 10:39am by kumar
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4 People

    Ingredients to make Besan Bhindi Masala :

  • Okra – 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 make Besan Bhindi Masala :

  • 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
  • Add garam masala, mix well. Remove from heat.
  • Finally add coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Serve besan bhindi with chapati, paratha or poori.
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