Okra Subzi (Maharshtrian style)

Easy and tasty okra (bhindi) recipe

Recipe by Prachi of Dublin, US

I learned this from my mother-in-law.

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 250 gm - Okra
    • 5 (medium size) - Garlic cloves
    • 3-5 (or as per taste) - Green chilled (medium chopped)
    • 1 tsp - Turmeric powder (haldi)
    • 1 pinch - Asafoetida (Hing)
    • 4 - 5 - Curry Leaves
    • 3/4 tsp - Goda Masala (optional)
    • 1-2 tbsp - Fresh Grated coconut
    • 2-3 tbsp - Oil
    • Salt to taste
    • 3/4 tsp -  Sugar


    1. Wash okra and dry it.
    2. Cut it along the breadth to form small circular pieces.
    3. Take Garlic in a mortar and pestle and crush it well.
    4. Now add oil to a heavy base pan and put in on medium heat.
    5. After the oil has heated, add the crushed garlic and green chilles and fry till garlic starts getting brown in colour and can be smelt.
    6. Now add the washed curry leaves, turmeric and hing.
    7. Add the choppped okhra and mix well.
    8. Add goda masala (optional) and salt and mix well.
    9. Allow to cook without the lid, on medium heat with frequent stirring.
    10. After the okhra is semi-cooked, add the grated coconut and sugar and mix well.
    11. Allow to cook with frequent stirring till okhra is cooked (subzi will look grren with tinge of brownish shade).
    12. Serve subzi with roti.




    5 Cardamom (Elaichi) 1/2 inch stick Cinnamon (Tuj/Dalchini) 5 Cloves (Lavang) 2 Bay Leaf (Tej Patta) 1 tsp Oil 2 tsp White Sesame seeds (Til) 2 tsp Coriander seeds (Dhania) 4 tsp flaked Coconut (Nariyal) 10 Black Pepper corns (Kalimirchi) 5 Cassia Buds How to make goda masala: Remove the cardamom seeds from their husks. Saute the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaves in the oil until the cloves swell. Dry-Roast the rest of ingredients over a low heat until the coconut is dark brown. Cool and grind with sauted spices until fine. Store in an air tight container. this is mahashtrian goda masala recipe. hope it helps. it's sort of like garam masala. a little different.

    jean chaurasia

    The recipe sounds good, but can you explain what is 'goda masala' or give a substitute. Thanks

    Would you plz tell us what a "Goda Masala". How we can prepare it?