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Bhindi Masala: Crispy Stir-Fried Okra [Vegan, Grain-Free]

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A Bhindi Masala is a simple, flavorful take on okra; the key being a good crispy okra nicely coated with a tomato-based plethora of spices. This is a great, easy dinner to whip up anytime.

Bhindi Masala: Crispy Stir-Fried Okra [Vegan, Grain-Free]




  • 2 pounds tender okra, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon powdered cumin
  • 1 teaspoon red cayenne powder
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Place the okra in a single layer in a large baking sheet and drizzle with a tablespoon of oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt and the turmeric.
  3. Place in the oven and cook for about 7 to 10 minutes until the okra begins to brown on the edges. Watch this with care, as the okra does burn easily.
  4. In the meantime, place the remaining oil in a skillet and add the onion, ginger and garlic and cook for about 7 minutes until the onion softens and begins to turn softly golden.
  5. Add in the powdered cumin, red cayenne powder, and the remaining salt with the chopped tomato until the tomato softens. This will take another 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Fold in the roasted okra.
  7. Sprinkle with the lime juice and cilantro and serve hot.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 323 | Total Carbs: 73 g | Total Fat: 2 g | Total Protein: 19 g | Total Sodium: 3250 g | Total Sugar: 17 g







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