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bhindi ka salan recipe, ladies finger curry recipe

this bhindi ka salan is a simple and easy recipe with a homely taste. this is a one pot recipe of bhindi salan.

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total time:
40minutes

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bhindi salan recipe

there are many variations of making bhindi salan. the recipe of this bhindi ka salan is a simple and easy recipe with a homely taste. here in this recipe, the gravy has onion and tomatoes. a bit of tamarind is also added for some sour taste in the gravy.

i also add potatoes in bhindi salan, but you can skip them if you want. however potatoes gives a good taste in the dish. another recipe where i have used both aloo and bhindi is this aloo bhindi recipe which is a sabzi (dry dish). i would suggest to use bhindi which are tender to get the best taste.

bhindi salan can be served with chapatis or plain paratha or steamed rice.

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bhindi ka salan recipe, ladies finger curry recipe
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bhindi ka salan

this bhindi ka salan is a simple and easy recipe with a homely taste. this is a one pot recipe of bhindi salan.
course main course
cuisine hyderabadi, south indian
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
total time 40 minutes
servings 4
rough calories per serving 146 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 150 grams lady finger (bhindi or okra) OR 2 cups chopped bhindi
  • 100 grams onion OR 1 large onion OR ¾ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 100 grams tomatoes OR 1 large tomato OR ¾ cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 6 to 7 curry leaves - kept whole or chopped
  • 1 to 2 green chilies - slit
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 80 grams potatoes OR 1 small to medium potato, chopped in small cubes
  • salt as required
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind
  • ¼ cup hot water for soaking tamarind
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 2.5 to 3 cups water or add as required

how to make bhindi ka salan

preparation for bhindi ka salan

  1. first rinse 150 grams bhindi very well. then wipe them dry with a clean kitchen towel or spread them on a plate and let them dry naturally.

  2. the bhindi should be completely dry, before you chop them. slice off the crown and tail part of the bhindi and discard them.

  3. then chop the bhindi in 2 to 2.5 inch pieces. you will need 2 cups chopped bhindi. cover and keep aside. 

  4. also finely chop 1 large onion and 1 large tomato.

making bhindi ka salan

  1. heat 3 tablespoons oil in a pan. add ¾ cup finely chopped onions.

  2. begin to saute them on low to medium flame till they turn translucent.

  3. then add 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste and saute till their raw aroma goes away.

  4. next add ¾ cup finely chopped tomatoes.

  5. mix well and saute tomatoes on low to medium flame till they become pulpy and soften.

  6. next add 6 to 7 curry leaves and 1 to 2 green chilies (slit). mix well.

  7. then add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon cumin powder, 1 teaspoon red chili powder and 1 teaspoon coriander powder. this bhindi salan gravy is little on the spicier side. so you can add less red chili powder. 

  8. mix very well and saute this mixture till you see oil releasing from the sides.

  9. then add 1 small to medium potato, chopped in small cubes.

  10. add 2.5 to 3 cups water or add as required and mix well. you can add less or more water as per your liking.

  11. season with salt and mix again.

  12. cover the pan with a lid and on a low to medium flame simmer till the potatoes are just half cooked.

  13. when the potatoes are cooking, in a small bowl, take 1 teaspoon tamarind and ¼ cup hot water. soak tamarind for 20 to 25 minutes in the hot water. later squeeze the tamarind pulp in the water. keep the tamarind pulp aside.

  14. do check in between when the potatoes are cooking. simmer till the potatoes are half cooked.

  15. once the potatoes are half cooked, then add the chopped bhindi and mix well.

  16. next add the tamarind pulp straining it through a strainer. mix very well. if you do not have tamarind, then add 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice.

  17. cover the pan with a lid and simmer till the bhindi is cooked. cooking bhindi takes about 15 to 20 minutes.

  18. do check at intervals.

  19. once the bhindi has been cooked, then add ¼ teaspoon garam masala. mix well.

  20. switch off the flame and add ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves. mix again.

  21. serve bhindi salan with rotis, phulkas or steamed rice.

recipe notes

  • instead of regular red chilli powder, you can also use kashmiri red chili powder.

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how to make bhindi ka salan recipe:

1. first rinse 150 grams bhindi (okra) very well. then wipe them dry with a clean kitchen towel or spread them on a plate and let them dry naturally.

bhindi to make bhindi salan recipe

2. the bhindi should be completely dry, before you chop them. slice off the crown and tail part of the bhindi and discard them. then chop the bhindi in 2 to 2.5 inch pieces. you will need 2 cups chopped bhindi. cover and keep aside. also finely chop 1 large onion and 1 large tomato.

bhindi to make bhindi salan recipe

3. heat 3 tablespoons oil in a pan. add ¾ cup finely chopped onions.

making bhindi salan recipe

4. begin to saute them on low to medium flame.

making bhindi salan recipe

5. saute the onions till translucent.

making bhindi salan recipe

6. then add 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste.

making bhindi salan recipe

7. saute till the raw aroma of ginger and garlic goes away.

making bhindi salan recipe

8. next add ¾ cup finely chopped tomatoes.

making bhindi salan recipe

9. mix well.

making bhindi salan recipe

10. saute tomatoes on low to medium flame till they become pulpy and soften.

making bhindi salan recipe

11. next add 6 to 7 curry leaves and 1 to 2 green chilies (slit). mix well.

making bhindi salan recipe

12. then add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon cumin powder, 1 teaspoon red chili powder and 1 teaspoon coriander powder. this bhindi salan gravy is little on the spicier side. so you can add less red chili powder. instead of regular red chilli powder, you can also use kashmiri red chili powder.

making bhindi salan recipe

13. mix very well and saute this mixture till you see oil releasing from the sides.

making bhindi salan recipe

14. then add 1 small to medium potato, chopped in small cubes.

making bhindi salan recipe

15. add 2.5 to 3 cups water or add as required. you can add less or more water as per your liking.

making bhindi salan recipe

16. mix well.

making bhindi salan recipe

17. season with salt and mix again.

making bhindi salan recipe

18. cover the pan with a lid and on a low to medium flame simmer till the potatoes are just half cooked. do check in between when the potatoes are cooking.

making bhindi salan recipe

19. when the potatoes are cooking, in a small bowl, take 1 teaspoon tamarind and ¼ cup hot water. soak tamarind for 20 to 25 minutes in the hot water.

making bhindi salan recipe

20. later squeeze the tamarind pulp in the water. keep the tamarind pulp aside.

making bhindi salan recipe

21. simmer till the potatoes are half cooked.

making bhindi salan recipe

22. once the potatoes are half cooked, then add the chopped bhindi.

making bhindi salan recipe

23. mix well.

making bhindi salan recipe

24. next add the tamarind pulp straining it through a strainer. mix very well. if you do not have tamarind, then add 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice.

making bhindi salan recipe

25. cover the pan with a lid and simmer till the bhindi is cooked. cooking bhindi takes about 15 to 20 minutes. by the time the bhindi is cooked, the potatoes will also be completely cooked.

making bhindi salan recipe

26. do check at intervals.

making bhindi salan recipe

27. once the bhindi has been cooked, then add ¼ teaspoon garam masala. mix well.

making bhindi salan recipe

28. switch off the flame and add ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves. mix again.

bhindi salan recipe

29. serve bhindi salan with rotis, phulkas or steamed rice.

bhindi ka salan recipe

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i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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