Bharwan Bhindi (भरवां भिन्डी )

Few veggies are liked by most of the people in various age groups. भिन्डी/Lady finger/ Okra is one such vegetable . Whatever be the way of cooking  or whatever be the spices , the authentic taste of bhindi is just irresistible. You can make Bharwan Bhindi in many ways- with onions and lots of spices ,with mashed potatoes, with Amchur powder and the list goes on. The one which i had made for dinner is with besan stuffing. This way the sabzi can be stored in the fridge for 4-5 days .All you have to do is to microwave or Tava heat it for few minutes  it and enjoy with Paratha or Roti. Take a look at the recipe:

  • 250 gms Ladyfinger (medium sized and smooth)
  • Gram Flour (बेसन ) -1 small katori
  • Coriander Powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric Powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Salt and Red Chilli Powder to taste
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 1/2 teaspoon
 For Tadka :
  • Oil- 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
Preparation Time:20-25 minutes

Serves: 4

  • Wash the ladyfinger and strain the water. Dry them with kitchen towel.
  • Cut of the two ends and make a lengthwise slit without cutting through it.Keep it aside.
  • For the stuffing, dry roast the besan till brown.
  • Add turmeric powder, salt , chilli powder , coriander powder and cumin seeds.
  • Fill each slit bhindi with this masala and keep aside.
  •  Heat oil in a pan. Add asafoetida and mustard seeds. Let them splutter then add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder.
  • Add the stuffed bhindi and cover it.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes turning in between.
  • Serve hot with Chapati and daal. 
  • You can also have these as starters.

Try it today .Happy Cooking !!

Chandana Mungre Kashid
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  1. Hi I was just curious should the bhindi be cooked in a non stick pan to avoid burning ...because besan atta turns brown fast...will the bhendi be crispy or soft

  2. Hi Ashwini ..Thanks so much for the comment. You can cook the bhindi in non-stick as well. But you don't have to worry even as Bhindi has ample water content.So use a bit more oil to fry it. Happy Cooking !

  3. thanks chandana ...


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