Okra Curry (Bhindi Masala)

Okra Curry (Bhindi Masala)

Okra Curry, or Bhindi Masala, is an Indian dish that is easy to prepare and nutrient-rich. Okra is packed with Vitamin C and Vitamin K and is rich in antioxidants. We baked the okra in this recipe, but you could also try a pan sear or air-fry the okra.


Serves: 3-4 Time: 35-40 minutes

Okra Curry (Bhindi Masala)

  • 8-10 oz. okra, stems removed and halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 5-6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Tbs curry powder
  • 1/2 Tbs garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp amchur powder
  • 1 Tbs red curry paste
  • Salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Chopped cilantro (optional topping)
  • Olive oil for cooking


  1. Preheat the oven to 360ºF and begin preparing the okra.
  2. Spread the okra out onto a baking sheet and lightly drizzle with oil, salt and black pepper.
  3. Place in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until lightly crisp.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the remaining vegetables and heat a skillet to medium heat.
  5. Once hot, add enough oil to lightly coat the pan and begin sautéeing the onion and garlic.
  6. Cook for 5-7 minutes, then add the tomatoes and cook for another 3-4 minutes before adding the curry paste and seasonings.
  7. Stir together for another 2 minutes before adding the coconut milk and lime juice. You may substitute the coconut milk for water or 2 Tbs tomato paste mixed with 3 Tbs of water if desired.
  8. Simmer the vegetables together on low and then add in the okra and simmer for another 5-7 minutes.
  9. Serve over rice and top with cilantro if desired, and enjoy!


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