Curried Okra - Bhindi Masala - Oil Free

Indian style okra stir fry with onions, tomatoes and spices! This version uses no oil, and yet has an amazing aroma and flavour. It's vegan and gluten-free.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword vegan, gluten free, whole food plant-based, oil-free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Active Vegetarian


  • 2 cups Bhindi / Okra / Ladies Finger
  • 1/2 Onion chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 inch Ginger grated
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala


  1. Wash and pat dry the okra. Slit each piece lengthwise.
  2. In a blender or magic bullet grind the tomatoes, garlic, ginger and cumin seeds into a paste. Do not use water to grind.
  3. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and add in the tomato/spice paste. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add in the chopped onions and continue cooking on medium/low heat for 3-5 minutes. 

  5. Add in the okra, turmeric, coriander and salt. Cook on for additional 10 minutes adding some water if necessary. Do not cover the pan with lit. Keep in low to medium heat but turn the mix over very gently without breaking the okra, ONLY when required.

  6. Once the okra is cooked, remove from the heat and mix in garam masala.
  7. Your Bhindi Masala is ready to be served! Try this curry with our Indian style cauliflower rice. Yum!