Dhaba-style bhindi masala

Dhaba-style bhindi masala

Bhindi or lady finger masala is a rich and creamy dish that tastes delicious with chapathi or roti. This dhaba style dish is loaded with fragrant masala and spices. Check out the recipe of the dhaba style bhindi masala.


15 lady fingers

1 onion

1 tomato

1 small piece ginger

3 green chillies

1 cinnamon stick

1 clove

1 cardamom pod

1 bay leaf

1 tbsp turmeric powder

½ tbsp coriander powder

½ tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder

1 tbsp gram flour

½ tsp cumin seeds

1 small cup yoghurt

½ tbsp sugar (optional)

3 tbsp oil

Juice of half lemon

Salt as required


Cut off the ends of the lady finger and split them in half

Marinate them with ½ tbsp turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice

Grind tomato, garlic and green chillies

Into it add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, gram flour and some salt

Blend well into smooth paste

Heat oil in a pan and lightly fry the marinated lady finger pieces

Transfer them into another vessel

In the same oil sauté cinnamon, clove, cardamom, bay leaf and cumin seeds

Add the masala paste

Sauté on low flame

Add onions and sauté well

Now add the tomatoes

Sauté until the oil separates

Into it add the yoghurt

Stir on low flame until the oil separates

Finally add the fried lady finger pieces

Cook for a minute with the lid on

Give everything a good mix

Add sugar if required to balance the flavours

Serve hot.

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