Shahi Bhindi Recipe | Okra In Creamy Cashew Sauce

Shahi Bhindi Recipe | Okra In Creamy Cashew Sauce

This Shahi Bhindi recipe is from my sister and it's one of her hit recipe.  It's a perfect recipe for any get-together or party, fried okra in creamy cashew sauce does wonder and never fails to impress people, it's finger licking good trust me when I say that.  Pair it with any paratha or poori and your simple meal can be a grand affair.

If you are bored of your usual paneer butter masala, Chole, Navratan Korma, Mix Vegetable Kurma etc then try this simple, quick and delicious shahi bhindi and wow your family, friends & guests.  Since Holi is approaching I thought it's right time to post this recipe which you can try for your Holi parties, also after posting my homemade kitchen king masala recipe lot of people asked me to post recipes using kitchen king, so this shahi bhindi is one of those recipes.  But incase you don't have kitchen king with you and you are not making one too then replace it with garam masala.

Ingredients for Shahi Bhindi 

[Serves 3-4]

Okra/Bhindi - 300 gms or 2 Cups
Onion - 2 Large
Tomato - 1 Large
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Kitchen King Masala - 1 tsp {or garam masala 1 tsp}
Kasoori Methi - 1/2 tbsp
Salt - To Taste
Oil - 3 tbsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeera - 1 tsp
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1/2 tbsp
Water - 1 Cup
Cilantro - 2 tbsp [chopped]

To Grind
Whole Cashew nuts - 15
White Sesame Seeds - 1 tbsp
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp


1. Soak Cashew in little water for 15 minutes and grind together with sesame and fennel seeds into smooth paste, keep aside.

2. Wash bhindi/Okra pat dry well and cut both ends of okra, cut into 2" pieces.
3. Finely chop onion, tomato, cilantro.
4. In a pan heat 1 tbsp oil and fry okra until golden brown, keep aside.

5. In the same pan add remaining oil and add cumin seeds, allow to splutter.
6. Add onion and saute for a minute. Now add ginger-garlic paste, little salt and cook until onion becomes soft.
7. Add chilli, turmeric and kitchen king powder along with crushed kasoori methi, mix well and cook for a minute.

8. Add tomato, salt stir cover and cook until tomato gets mashed.

9. Add fried okra/bhindi and mix well to coat okra with masala. Add cashew paste.

10. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.  Add 1 cup water, mix gently.

11. Adjust salt if required, keep flame to slow and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until oil will float on top.  Garnish with cilantro and off flame.

Serve warm with paratha/poori or pualo.

Notes ~

  • This Shahi Bhindi will get thicken fast so serve it warm or if using it later add little water and warm it again.  
  • You can replace kitchen king masala with garam masala.

Have a nice day ~~