How to cook okra / bhindi tomato curry

Bhindi tomato curry is popular recipe in south India. Bhindi is also known as lady’s finger. Bhindi contains high amount of potassium that is needed to our body. Bhindi is used to prepare different types of recipe. It is very easy to prepare bhindi tomato curry. Let us see how to make okra / bhindi tomato curry..


  • Okra / bhindi- 250 gms
  • Smashed tomato- 1 cup
  • Red chilli powder- 1 ½ spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil as needed
  • Turmeric powder- pinch
  • Ginger and garlic paste- 1 spoon
  • Chopped onions- 1 cup
  • Green chilli cut into long halves- 3
  • Coriander leaves- ½ cup
  • Mustard seeds- ½ spoon
  • Jeera seeds- ¼ spoon
  • Urad dhal – ¼ spoon
  • Curry leaves- 1 spring


Step 1: Clean each okra / bhindi with cotton cloth and cut into pieces.

Step 2: Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, jeera seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves. Saute them for 2min.

Step 3: Add chopped onions and green chillies and sauté them well till they turn into brown colour.

Step 4: Add ginger and garlic paste and sauté it well.

Step 5: Add okra / bhindi and stir it well. Place a lid and cook it for 5min.

Step 6: Now add chilli powder, salt and smashed tomato and mix it well.

Step 7: Add 1 cup of water and cook the recipe for 10-15min till okra gets boiled.

Step 8: Later off the flame and garnish the recipe with coriander leaves.

Serve in a plate and enjoy taste of recipe with hot rice!!