bharwa bhindi recipe | stuffed bhindi recipe | stuffed okra fry recipe

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bharwa bhindi recipe | stuffed bhindi recipe | stuffed okra fry recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. basically okra’s are slit and stuffed with chickpea flour and other grounded spices. it is typically served as a side dish to dal rice or sambar rice, but can also be served with roti’s and chapathi’s.
bharwa bhindibharwa bhindi recipe | stuffed bhindi recipe | stuffed okra fry recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. an ideal lady finger side dish recipe, which is stuffed with besan and spices. it is later stir fried with very little oil with onions and chilies. it is served as a side dish in accompaniment with steamed rice, jeera rice and sambar, dal or with roti as a sabzi.

okra recipes are always my favourite recipes, and i try to prepare and mix and match several different cuisines with ladies finger. recently i had posted kurkuri bhindi recipe which is a deep fried recipe. but i wanted to post a healthier version of bhindi recipe with less oil and yet not compromising on the taste. bharwa bhindi recipe or stuffed bhindi recipe is one such recipe which is stuffed with spices and stir fried. i have prepared this recipe without any gravy, but this can also be prepared with tomato onion gravy.

stuffed bhindi

even though stuffed okra fry recipe is a simple recipe, but some important tips to make it perfect. firstly, always buy a tender and small okra or bhindi, as it tastes great and cooks faster. remove the large seeds of bhindi before stuffing into okra. these seeds makes bhindi sticky and does not add any value to the taste. moreover, i have cut the okra’s at the center into two pieces. alternatively, you can stuff the entire lady finger and then fry. lastly, do not add any water or dry out the moisture in bhindi’s before cooking.

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Recipe type: side dish
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 2 Servings
Ingredients
for stuffing:
  • ¼ cup besan / gram flour / chikpea flour
  • ¾ tsp kashmiri chili powder / lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • salt to taste
  • ¾ tsp coriander powder / dhaniya powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder
  • 1 tsp aamchur powder / dry mango powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • ¼ tsp ginger paste / adrak paste
other ingredients:
  • 10 bhindi / okra / lady finger
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • 10 curry leaves / kadi patta
  • 2 green chilli / hari mirch, slit lengthwise
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
stuffing / spice mix recipe:
  1. firstly, in a small mixing bowl take all the ingredients listed in for stuffing.
  2. further, crumble, mix and keep aside.
bharwa bhindi recipe:
  1. firstly, slit the bhindi and stuff the prepared spice mix powder
  2. keep all the stuffed bhindi aside.
  3. further, heat oil in large kadai and splutter cumin seeds.
  4. add in curry leaves and wait for 30 seconds.
  5. also saute onions and green chili till they shrink in size.
  6. further, place the stuffed bhindi into the kadai.
  7. add leftover masala over the bhindi and give a gentle mix.
  8. furthermore, cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
  9. saute in between till the bhindis get cooked completely.
  10. finally, serve bharwa bhindi / stuffed bhindi with rice or roti.


how to make bharwa bhindi or stuffed okra fry with step by step photos:

stuffing / spice mix recipe:

  1. firstly, in a small mixing bowl take ¼ cup besan.
    bharwa bhindi
  2. further add all dry spices chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder, aamchur powder, garam masala, hing, salt  and ginger paste.
    bharwa bhindi
  3. crumble and mix well.
    bharwa bhindi

bharwa bhindi recipe:

  1. firstly, cut the head and tail of bhindi. wash and wipe of bhindi atleast 1 hour before chopping. else they will turn sticky.
    bharwa bhindi
  2. further chop into 1 inch size or use it whole.
    bharwa bhindi
  3. also slit them lengthwise without cutting them into 2 halves.
    bharwa bhindi
  4. now stuff the prepared spice mix powder well into the slit bhindi.
    stuffed bhindi
  5. keep all the stuffed bhindi aside.
    stuffed bhindi
  6. further, heat oil in large kadai and splutter cumin seeds. do not reduce the amount of oil, else the spices will burn.
    stuffed bhindi
  7. add in curry leaves and wait for 30 seconds.
    stuffed bhindi
  8. also saute onions and green chili till they shrink in size.
    stuffed okra fry
  9. further, place the stuffed bhindi into the kadai.
    stuffed okra fry
  10. add leftover masala over the bhindi and give a gentle mix.
    stuffed okra fry
  11. furthermore, cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
    stuffed okra fry
  12. saute in between making sure the spices do not burn and bhindis cook from all the sides.
    stuffed okra fry
  13. again cover and simmer for 5 minutes
    stuffed okra fry
  14. or till the bhindis get cooked completely.
    bharwa bhindi
  15. finally, serve bharwa bhindi / stuffed bhindi with rice or roti.
    stuffed bhindi


notes:

  • firstly, select small and tender okras for faster cooking.
  • also as a variation, the bharwan bhindi can be added to curry and serve as bharwan bhindi curry.
  • furthermore, make sure to cook on very low flame else the spices will burn.
  • additionally, do not add any water as the turn bhindi sticky.
  • also adjust the spices according to your preference. make sure the spice mix is spicy and tangy.
  • finally, bharwa bhindi / stuffed bhindi taste great when prepared with small and tender okras.

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