bhindi masala


bhin·​di masala ˈbin-dē- How to pronounce bhindi masala (audio)
: an Indian dish of okra cooked with spices and often other vegetables (such as onions or tomatoes)
David helped himself to the food first, heaping rice and bhindi masala onto his plate, and began to eat.Irina Reyn, What happened to Anna K.: A Novel, 2009

Word History


borrowed from Hindi bhiṇḍī masālā, literally, "okra with spices"

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bhindi masala was in 1983

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“Bhindi masala.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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