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Bhendi Masala Maharashtrian Style

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Bhendi Masala Maharashtrian Style Recipe, How To Make Bhendi Masala Maharashtrian Style Recipe

A typical Maharashtrian style Spicy Bhindi masala with fried okra, cashew nuts, freshly grated coconut, peanut powder and a variety of aromatic and flavourful spices combined together.

Bhendi Masala is a traditional Maharashtrian style spicy bhindi masala made with okra that is deep fried and added to a spicy and tangy spice mix powder that makes the okra delicious, flavourful and mouth-watering. The fried cashew n... Read More..

About Recipe

How to make BHENDI MASALA MAHARASHTRIAN STYLE

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Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
25 mins
Total time
30 mins
BHENDI MASALA MAHARASHTRIAN STYLE
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Okra & Bhendi
Servings : 2 persons
Published date : March 08, 2019


Ingredients used in BHENDI MASALA MAHARASHTRIAN STYLE
• Goda masala - 1 tea spoon.
• Garam masala powder - pinch.
• Turmeric powder - 1 pinch.
• Amchur powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Jeera powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Coriander powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Roasted peanut powder - 1 tablespoon.
• Red chili powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Sesame seeds - 1 tablespoon.
• Oil - 1 tablespoon.
• Cashew nuts (halved) - 1/4 cup.
• Okra (slited) - 250 grams.
• Salt - to taste.
• Sugar - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Coconut (freshly grated) - 1 tablespoon.
• Coriander leaves (chopped) - 1 spring.
• Oil - to fry.
Method:
  • Just slit on one side of the small okras and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry the okras, when the oil is enough, deep fry the okra pieces until crisp. Remove, drain the oil and shift into a bowl. Keep aside.
  • Take some cashew nuts and deep fry until slightly golden in colour. Remove and add this to the okra.
  • In another pan, add 1 tablespoon of oil and add sesame seeds, saute and when they sizzle, switch off the flame.
  • Add red chilli powder, roasted peanut powder, coriander powder, jeera powder, amchur powder, a pinch of turmeric and garam masala, goda masala, salt to taste, sugar, freshly grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Mix all these ingredients well.
  • Add the fried okra and cashew nuts to this spice masala and mix well (add little oil if required).

Serve hot.






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Bhendi Masala is a traditional Maharashtrian style spicy bhindi masala made with okra that is deep fried and added to a spicy and tangy spice mix powder that makes the okra delicious, flavourful and mouth-watering. The fried cashew nuts added to this dish enhances the flavours and gives crunchiness to the dish.Bhindi is an excellent vegetable and bhendi masala is a popular main course dish made with bhindi cooked with spices and served with chapatti or roti. The name of the dish itself gets juices flowing in the mouth as bhindi is one of the favourite vegetable among many especially kids. 

Bhendi Masala Maharashtrian Style

Dry, shallow fried, spicy masala filled bhindi is a heavenly experience in every bit and it’s a choice food during special occasions and festivals. Bhindi or Okra is a wonderful vegetable which is found in several parts of the world and called by various other names such as Lady’s finger, Okra, Bamia, Gumbo, Bendakaya, Vendakkai or bendai etc. It is said that the name ‘Okra’ is of West African origin. Bhindi or Okra is popular in Indian and Pakistani cuisines. They are either stir-fried with spices, pickled, salted or added to gravy based preparation such as Bhindi gosht, add in sambar (in southern India), stuffed with masala (gutti bendakaya kura), made into a spicy chutney (bendakaya pachadi), added to stews etc.

Other very popular recipes of bhendi are Bhindi – Prawn pulusu, Bhindi Jaipuri, Bharvan bhindi etc. In Middle Eastern countries and other parts of the eastern Mediterranean regions, Okra is widely used in thick stews made with vegetables and meat. Okra has a unique flavour and thickening properties makes this vegetable a suitable addition for soups and stews.

To prepare this bhendi masala, it is best to choose for tender and small variety of okras. Wipe them with a damp cloth and allow it to dry completely before cutting.  For this preparation, you just need to slit one side along the length to create a pocket for the filling.Be sure to use tender okra and add enough stuffing in each okra. The highlight of this dish is all in its stuffing. The combinations of ingredients that go into the stuffing are extremely flavourful hence do not skimp of the quantity of stuffing used in for each okra.

For preparing this appetizing and mouth-watering Bhendi Masala, firstly just slit on one side of the small okras and keep aside. Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry the okras, when the oil is enough, deep fry the okra pieces until crisp. Remove, drain the oil and shift into a bowl and keep aside.Take some cashew nuts and deep fry until slightly golden in colour. Remove and add this to the okra. In another pan, add 1 tbsp of oil and add sesame seeds, sauté and when they sizzle, switch off the flame and add red chilli powder, roasted peanut powder, coriander powder, jeera powder, amchur powder, pinch of turmeric and garam masala, goda masala, salt to taste, sugar, freshly grated coconut and chopped coriander. Mix all these ingredients well.

Add in the fried okra and cashew nuts to this spice masala and mix well (add little oil if required). Serve hot. Best serve with phulkas, parathas, or rotis and any kind of thick dal on the side.

Tips: Add half fried onion pieces and mix with the okra and spices. This enhances the taste and flavour of the Bhendi masala. Choose small and tender okras for fast cooking and better taste. Do not choose those with hard seeds. Never add water while cooking bhindi otherwise curry will turn sticky. Use wide bottomed non-stick pan (kadai) to make it crispy and cook faster.

Add 2 teaspoon sugar while preparing stuffing for balanced sweet, sour and salty taste. You can also prepare stuffing in advance and store it in airtight container in refrigerator and use it for up to 7 days. There are several health benefits of eating Okra.Okra is a popular health food as its high in fibre, vitamin C and folate content. Okra is also known for being high in antioxidants and is also often eaten as part of a weight loss diet since it is both fat-free and cholesterol-free. Okra is also a good source of calcium and potassium. .

It is also a good source of Protein and Dietary Fiber. It contains Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus, Copper, Calcium, Folic b, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese etc. Okra is high in nutritional value and must be included in our daily diet.  Do try this recipe and gain the benefits from this humble vegetable.

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Pervin Shastri Posted on Fri Mar 17 2017

lai changla.Tell me what is ghoda masala made of.

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sondanielshah Posted on Thu Aug 16 2012

Awesome! Bhendi is my favorite veggie

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adi19tp Posted on Thu Aug 16 2012

Which part of Maharashtra did u learn it from?

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Subbu K Posted on Thu Aug 16 2012

Sanjay You are absolutely great and inspiring!!

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jaszzy26 Posted on Thu Aug 16 2012

u sound like a gujrati ,... anyways whats a GODA masala?? REcipes please

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allencrider Posted on Thu Aug 16 2012

How can I keep my bhendi from getting slimy when it cooks?

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Ja'Marris Carter Posted on Thu Aug 16 2012

Did anyone see they bug fly past the camera !?

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Michael Buschmann Posted on Thu Aug 16 2012

Yes...it happens about 0:41 seconds. But I still like this chef and the great food he cooks.

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srilakshminaidu Posted on Thu Aug 16 2012

hehhe i guess you are the person who disliked this vd..

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adi19tp Posted on Thu Aug 16 2012

Yes. Because I am a Maharshtrian. And We dont do it this way. So I was curious where do they do like this.....

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adi19tp Posted on Thu Aug 16 2012

put kokam

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Chris George Posted on Thu Aug 16 2012

will surely try !! looks yummy!!

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