Cook's Hideout: Bhindi Masala Curry (Spicy Stuffed Okra Curry)

December 17, 2015

Bhindi Masala Curry (Spicy Stuffed Okra Curry)

Blogging Marathon# 59: Week 3/ Day 1
Theme: Stuffed Dishes
Dish: Stuffed Bhindi Masala Curry
We are starting a new week of blogging marathon today and my theme for the week is 'Stuffed Dishes'. First up is a delicious stuffed bhindi/ okra in a tomato gravy recipe.
Recipe is from a Telugu cooking show. It looked like a show stopper and I noted it down in my book. As I was looking for dishes to make for this week, this one looked very tempting and luckily I was able to buy some nice looking okra too.

Okra/ bhindi are first sauteed until tender, then stuffed with the spice powder. When ready to eat, the stuffed bhindi are served along with a simple tomato gravy. This dish goes well with both rice and roti.

Stuffed Okra Curry
  • 12~15 Okra/ Bhindi
  • 1tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2tsp Coriander seeds
  • 2~3 Dry red chilies
  • 1tbsp Dry grated coconut
  • 2tbsp Roasted peanuts
  • 2tbsp Oil
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Green chilies, slit
  • 1tsp Ginger+garlic paste
  • 1cup Tomato Puree
  • ¼tsp Turmeric
  • 1tsp Red Chili powder (adjust per taste)
  • To taste Salt
  1. Make the Spice powder: Dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, dry red chilies until fragrant. Add dry grated coconut and roast until lightly browned. Cool and grind along with the roasted peanuts until a coarse powder forms.
  2. Prep Okra: Heat 1tbsp oil in a pan, add the okra/ bhindi and saute till tender, about 12~15 minutes. Remove from the pan and wait till cool enough to handle.
  3. Make a slit in the center of each okra making sure not to cut all the way through. Stuff with spice powder and set them aside.
  4. Make Tomato gravy: Heat the remaining 1tbsp oil in a pan, add onion, green chilies, ginger+garlic paste and cook till the onions are lightly golden, about 5 minutes.
  5. Next add the tomato puree, turmeric, salt and red chili powder; cover and simmer for 6~8 minutes or until oil starts to separate around the edges.
  6. To Serve: Take the gravy in a serving bowl, add the stuffed okra and serve.

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 59.


  1. Simply love the colour of this curry, and those stuffed bhindi are super irresistible.

  2. Drooling over your pics and I am scrolling up and down like crazy.I have never cooked okra in gravy.This sounds super delicious.You should start giving photography tutorials Pavani.

  3. Looks so crisp and tasty! Love the pics too

  4. okra is one of my favorite veggies - this is another fantastic way to try them

  5. Awesomely cooked it.....

  6. Wow ! that is a very new way of serving the okra.


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