Sunday, May 24, 2009

Bindi Masala Fry

Ladies finger is such a chef friendly vegetable I must say. Because anything made with it becomes a special menu of the day. Its so tasty and blends with everything perfectly and fetches a lot of praise from all.

Bindi Masala fry was introduced to me by a restaurant called Bhimas which is located in Tirupathi - Andhra Pradesh(India). Since then we have always liked to call it Bhimas curry :).


Ladies Finger - 1/4 kg
Tomato - 1 large
Oil - to fry
Curry leaves

To grind:

Onion - 1
Garlic - 6 pods
Red Chillies - 3
Coconut (scrapped) - 1 tbsp
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Salt - for taste


Dice ladies finger into slightly long pieces and deep fry it in oil and keep it aside. Do not make it crisp, let it be half fried and soft.

Now grind onion, red chillies, coconut, ginger, garlic and salt together finely and keep this aside too.

Take a pan and crackle mustard seeds and curry leaves. Now add finely chopped tomato to it and fry for a while. Now add the ground mixture to it and fry until you feel no more of raw smell comes but starts getting a lovely aroma. Once this is done add the fried ladies finger and saute for a while. Don't worry if the gravy portion does not stick entirely to the ladies finger, that how it is suppose to be. Bindi masala fry is ready to eat.

It goes super good with curd rice. :) Happy eating :)

Written by: Nithya
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Christo Gonzales said...

excellent bindi masala, and your plate looks so festive - I make ladies fingers (okra) as often as I can find it!

Pavithra Elangovan said...

HI nithi ..looking so good and delish.. I too make same dear but without ginger .. I will add it to my curry next time when I do it. Kalakal presentation keep it up.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Very nice site. I love all your presentations.. 1st time here - will be back soon...

Unknown said...

You have a lot of patience to present your dishesso beautifully!

Pooja said...

The fry looks so delicious! Love combo with coconut!

amna said...

love your template! and that presentation is so creative :)

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Looks very tempting. Nice masala paste. Never done like. Should make a try. Nice presentaion.

Chef Jeena said...

Delicious dish. :-)

Padma said...

Very cute presentation and also the dish looks great :)

kittymatti said...

oh i love this!!! It has turned out really good!!! very appetizing

Sangeetha said...

Hey Nithya..Thank you so much for this recipe..Bindi masala is my hubby's one of the favorite dishes..I tried out your recipe yesterday & it turned out very well...My hubby liked it so much & praised me a lot..Thanks for everything....

nirupamasundar said...

NIthya, The way your preparations are presented and the way the vegetables reform themselves into is fabulous, the presentation can make any poor eater to indulge. keep it up

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

hi thx a ton!!
this is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!1
am not a great fan of the bhindi but i felt like eating it right away !.Lovely presentation

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