Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bharvaan Bhindi (Stuffed Okra)

Lunch was a very sober affair with Dal and Rotis! To spice up the dreary afternoon the bhindis got a zippy makeover. Stuffed with a variety of spices and shallow fried in a Tava till golden brown the Bhindi was in its sizzling best and a runaway hit. 

Here's how this dish was put together by me ----

  • Fresh Bhindis - 250gm
For The Stuffing----
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
  • Ground Fennel Powder - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
  • Dry Mango Powder (Amchur) - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Asafoetida  - 1/2 tsp

To shallow fry ----
  • Oil - 2 to 3 tsp or as required

Wash the bhindis well and pat them dry with a clean cloth. 

Remove the ends and make a slit through the length of each bhindi to make a pouch  for the filling. Set aside

Now mix all the ingredients for the stuffing in a bowl. Let your taste buds improvise on the spices. You can add or remove any spice to zip up the taste.

Stuff this dry masala in to every single bhindi.

Now in a tava (flat skillet/iron pan/dosai kal), add oil and place the stuffed okras. Let it cook on low to medium heat. Keep turning them once in a while till they become a very lovely shade of brown.

Serve hot with rotis/chapatis/rice with lentil of your choice.

To make the Bhindi's even more interesting, chopped onions and tomatoes along with a few garlic pods can be sauted separately in a kadai along with a little dry masala and this can be garnished over the okras. Different variations can be given to this lovely vegetable by dipping the stuffed okras in Besan (Gram Flour) or Corn flour and deep frying it. Go ahead and bring sizzle to your plate.



  1. anything with okra is super hit for me ..this bharva bhindi looks very delicious Priya!

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  2. looks yummy.i miss being there :(

  3. sounds so good, thanks for sharing it

  4. WOnderful looking bharvaan bhindi, my fav..