This Simple Bindi Masala [Dry] Recipe is my second post for Blogging Marathon #95, Day 2, Week 2 under the theme – Side dishes.

I was going through the folders in my laptop and found a few pictures of dishes that I had not edited. I was so glad to add them to my already existing ‘magic folder’ a.k.a the drafts!

This Bindi Masala used to be Lil Angel’s favorite side and she used to love eating it with rice as well as a snack. I used to make this often and then one day I prpbably clicked pics so that I can put it up on the blog.


However it was conveniently forgotten but discovered a few days back.Luckily I had step wise pictures for this dish else I wouldn’t have remembered what all went into it.

The sad part is there are many dishes in the drafts that do not have step wise pics. Most of the dishes are the ones that I cook for the blog / blog events etc.Initially and until a few years back, I used to click just the final dish.Then I saw step by step pics in several blogs and wanted to try it out.

It was convenient for me too. I would also be able to see what I added to the dish and how it was prepared.

But some pics that were clicked before this period have no step wise pics and I am still trying to recollect what the ingredients are!

Until I recollect the while recipe . find the diary that I noted it down in, those will have to sleep in the folders.

Anyway, here is the super simple yet flavorful Simple Bindi Masala [Dry] Recipe that can be served as a side for lunch with steamed rice and also as a side with Roti.

Step by step method to prepare Simple Bindi Masala [Dry] Recipe

Heat oil in a pan and add oil. Put in the Bindi / ladies finger and cook till the ladies finger turn a little dark and almost cooked.Remove from pan and keep aside.

Heat oil in the same pan and add cumin seeds.Once the seeds crackle, add onion and saute till onion is soft. Put in the tomatoes and cook till mushy.

Add turmeric powder, red chili powder,coriander powder, salt and mix to combine. If it is too dry, add a little water.Now put in the ladies finger and mix gently.

Keep the flame in low and cover and cook for a few minutes for the flavors to combine. Remove from pan and serve.

Makes a great side for lunch!

5 from 7 votes
Simple Bindi Masala [Dry] Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

A dry stir fry with ladies fingers that goes well with rice and roti.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Author: PJ
Ingredients
  • 250 grams Bindi / Ladies Finger,chopped into 1" pieces
  • 2 numbers Onions,sliced
  • 1 number Tomato,chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • A pinch Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Oil, Divided
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan and add oil. Put in the Bindi / ladies finger and cook till the ladies finger turns turn a little dark and almost cooked.Remove from pan and keep aside.

  2. Heat oil in the same pan and add cumin seeds.Once the seeds crackle, add onion and saute till onion is soft. Put in the tomatoes and cook till mushy.

  3. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder,coriander powder, salt and mix to combine. If it is too dry, add a little water.Now put in the ladies finger and mix gently.

  4. Keep the flame in low and cover and cook for a few minutes for the flavors to combine. Remove from pan and serve.

 

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12 thoughts on “Simple Bindi Masala [Dry] Recipe”


  1. For few years I took step by step pictures and as you said, it was very useful in figuring out the ingredients and also the steps and cooking time for each step. Sometimes I regret not taking the pictures on occasions I forget to note down the recipe immediately after cooking. With so much cooking we do for the blog, quantities and cooking times get jumbled up in mind these SBS pics come very handy in recollecting the recipe. Anyway, masala bhendi looks great.


    1. I second that… When I make the dish, I am confident that I will remember. But when I sit to write its all blank…. Step by step pics helps a lot and these days I write it down first and then do the recipe… Between this is a curry love it any time.

  2. That is definitely the problem when we don’t have step wise pictures. That is why I note down the recipe as a drafting in the blog itself. It makes it easier when you need to post. This dry bindhi looks so good and my daughter would definitely love it.


  3. I am sure you can definitely use all the pictures from your magic folder. This bhindi dry sabji sounds very flavorful. Bhindi is a favorite at home so I can make this soon.

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