Bhindi/Okra/Ladies finger and Methi/Fenugreek masala



This is a simple stir fry with an extremely flavorful and easy way to get your goodness of bhindi and greens to fix, ginger and garlic brings a bit of zest to round off each bite with some aromatic indian spices.

Health benefits of Okra/Bhindi:

Okra, also known as “lady’s finger” or “bamia” is one of the popular nutritious vegetables of North-East African origin.

The health benefits of okra include its ability to lower total cholesterol levels, improve digestive health, improve vision, boost skin health, protect infant health, prevent certain cancers, strengthen bones, improve cardiovascular health, aid the immune system, lower blood pressure, and protect heart health.


  • Yields – 3-4 servings
  • Preparation time – 15 minutes
  • Cooking time – 20 minutes


  • Bhindi/okra-250 to 300 gms
  • Fenugreek leaves/Methi-1 bunch
  • Finely chopped onion-1medium sized
  • Crushed garlic-2cloves
  • Crushed ginger-1tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1tsp
  • Turmeric-1/2tsp
  • Amchur/dry mango powder-1/2tsp
  • Coriander powder-1tsp
  • Garam masala-1/2tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil-2tsp+2tsp

For garnishing:

  • Sesame seeds
  • Chopped fresh coriander/cilantro


Preparation step:

  • Rinse thoroughly bhindi/okra and pat dry them in a kitchen towel.
  • Discard the ends and chop into 1-2inch pieces.
  • Wash methi or fenugreek leaves, roughly chop them and set aside.
  • Heat 2tsp oil in a kadai , add chopped bhindi , keep stirring and saute until cooked. Once cooked keep it aside.

For Masala fry:

  • Heat remaining 2tsp oil in the same kadai add onions, saute until translucent.
  • Add crushed ginger, garlic and saute for few seconds.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, fenugreek leaves and saute for couple of minutes until tomatoes and methi are cooked.
  • Now add all the dry spices (coriander powder, red chilli powder, amchur powder, garam masala, turmeric) sprinkle some water to avoid burning and stir well until combined.
  • Let it cook until the raw flavour goes off.

Okra 3

  • Now add the sautéed bhindi/okra , salt mix well until it coats with the masala.
  • Sprinkle some water if required and let it cook for another 2-3minutes with the lid covers. (stir in between)
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and coriander.


Serve hot with

Raagi wheat mint Roti

Ragi roti2

Oats and Semolina Roti:

Semolina Oats5

Whole wheat and Oats Kulcha

Mint Kulcha final


  • Spices can be personalised as per the taste.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on December 29, 2015, in Indian and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 35 Comments.

  1. Sounds delicious ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ happy new year!!!

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  2. Bhindi looks very delicious, it is my favorite veggie 🙂

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  3. Great masala! Happy holidays!

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  4. Bhindi and Methi what a yummy combo…. love it 🙂

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  5. Unusual and healthy combination, Chitra. Happy New Year

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  6. So healthy this is 🙂

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  7. oh wow this looks seriously good! Happy new year to you !!


  8. So healthy and delicious Chitra….

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  9. Looks good also love the wooden spoon


  10. This sounds very good as always! happy new year!

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  11. I’ve been enjoying okra the last two years since I first had it in New Orleans. Okra is appearing in the stores more now too so it has become a popular veggie. Thanks for sharing Chitra…

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  12. great combination. Love your presentation

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  13. Love this okra recipe Chitra – I don’t have mango powder in my Indian spice collection – will have to look out for it….Happy New Year!

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