Bhindi Masala (Okra and Tomato Curry)

I cannot wait for the okra (lady fingers) growing in our back yard this summer and I will try this recipe most definately. Yum yum.

Whip A Dish

Recipe Adapted from Mama’s Thoughts in Her Pots

Okra, commonly known as ladies fingers or bhindi a hot favorite of mine.

  • Classified among the very low-calorie vegetables, it contains a high source of fiber, minerals and vitamins.
  • Contains good amounts of Vitamin A and anti-oxidants.  It is one of the green vegetables with highest levels of anti-oxidants and controls cholesterol.
  • The pods also contain good amounts of vitamin K.  Vitamin K is a co-factor for blood clotting enzymes and is required for strengthening of bones and also a good source of many important minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese and magnesium.

Believe me, cooking okra with all these wonderful spices adds a fantastic flavor to this amazing vegetable.


20 ladies fingers
1 large onion
1 thumb sized ginger
3 cloves garlic
3 green chilies
2 tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder )
1/4 teaspoon mango powder   )
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder…

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I like to call my self a happy soul, a daydreamer and have a heart of a gypsy. Love to use my imagination. And trying out new things. Life can be so wonderful and enjoyable when I am being positive and releasing.
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