Vegan recipes of India

vegan curry recipe of ladies finger curry– vegan bhindi curry, this recipes source is vegrecipesofindia.com

This is a very good home cooked delicious curry with bhindi or okra. i have kept the ingredients basic and not added stuff like cashews, poppy seeds, melon seeds, cream etc to thicken the gravy. So anyone having Indian spices and ingredients at home Can easily make this delicious masala bhindi curry.

bhindi masala gravy recipe

Bhindi is a family favorite. hence there are many recipes posted with okra on the blog.

How to make vegan ladies finger curry

Preparation

1. First rinse 250 grams okra (ladies finger) very well in running water a few times. Then drain them completely in a strainer or colander.

bhindi, okra, lady finger

2. Wipe each okra with a kitchen napkin. There should be no moisture on them. You can also allow them to dry naturally at room temperature, by spreading them on a large plate or tray.

bhindi for bhindi masala recipe

3. Chop the bhindi into 1.5 to 2.5 inch pieces. Keep aside.

chopped bhindi for making bhindi masala recipe

4. In a grinder or blender jar, take ¾ cup roughly chopped ripe red tomatoes, ½ inch chopped ginger, 4 to 5 chopped garlic cloves and 1 or 2 green chilies, chopped. Use ripe red tomatoes which are a bit sweet and less sour or tangy.

making bhindi masala paste

5. Add 2 tbsp fresh full fat curd (yogurt) along with 2 cloves, 1 green cardamom, ½ inch cinnamon and 1 single strand of mace.

making bhindi masala paste

6. Without adding water, grind or blend to a smooth paste. Keep aside covered.

bhindi masala paste

Sauteing bhindi

7. heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai or pan. Add the chopped bhindi/okra and saute them on a low flame.

chopped bhindi for bhindi masala recipe

8. Stir and saute them till they are almost cooked, shrinked and lightly browned from the sides.

sauting bhindi for bhindi masala recipe

9. When done remove the sauteed bhindi and place them in  a plate or tray.

sauted bhindi for bhindi masala recipe

Making bhindi curry

10. In the same kadai or pan, add 2 tbsp oil. Add tej patta (Indian bay leaf) and fry for about 5 to 7 seconds.

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11. Add the ½ cup finely chopped onions.

onions for bhindi masala gravy recipe

12. Stir well.

onions for bhindi masala gravy recipe

13. Saute the onions till they start to turn light golden.

sauting onions for bhindi masala curry recipe

14. Lower the flame. Then add ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder and ½ tsp cumin powder.

curry for bhindi masala gravy recipe

15. Stir the spice powders quickly. You can also switch off the stove top while adding and mixing spices powders, so that they don’t get burned.

making bhindi masala gravy recipe

16. Add the tomato-curd paste that we made before. Be careful while adding the ground paste as it splutters.

paste for bhindi masala gravy recipe

17. Stir well.

stir bhindi masala gravy

18. On a low flame saute till the masala paste thickens and you see oil leaving the sides.

sauting bhindi masala gravy

19. Add about ¾ cup water and stir very well. You can also add ½ to ⅔ cup water for a thick gravy or ¾ cup water for medium gravy.

water for bhindi masala gravy recipe

20. Season with salt as required.

salt for bhindi masala gravy recipe

21. Add the sauteed okra.

preparing bhindi masala recipe

22. Stir again.

stir bhindi masala gravy

23. Bring the ladies finger gravy to a simmer on a medium flame. Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes till the gravy gets infused with the aroma and flavor of the okra. Don’t cook okra in the gravy for a longer time as then they become mushy.

simmer bhindi masala curry

24. Add ½ tsp kasuri methi, crushed (dry fenugreek leaves). If you want, you can also add 1 or 2 tbsp of low-fat cream at this step.

making bhindi masala curry recipe

25. Stir and then add 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves to the gravy.

coriander for bhindi masala curry recipe

26.  stir the gravy again and then switch off the stovetop.

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27. Serve bhindi gravy garnished with a few coriander leaves or straightaway with rotis or parathas or steamed rice.

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