Oct 14, 2008

Stuffed Bhindi/Okra


We love Okra and we love almost anything with it. But stuffed bhindis is a special one on the list and we never get tired of eating it. Yes, its a little cumbersome to get the whole dish done, from the slitting and stuffing, but all worth in the end ;)...So, here goes...

Ingredients

Bhindi/Okra/LadiesFinger, small tender ones - about 20 - 25
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Haldi powder/ Turmeric powder - a pinch
Jeera/Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Besan - 3 tbsp
Amchur powder/Mango powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp (optional)
Salt - to taste
Oil

Method

- Wash the bhindi, pat completely dry. Cut the stalk portion of it and make a shallow slit lengthwise such that the bhindi still remains intact as one whole.
- Mix the besan, cumin powder, coriander powder, amchur powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder & salt.
- Stuff a generous amount of this mixture into the slit bhindis. Pour the lemon juice over the stuffed bhindis.
- Heat a wide non-stick pan, drizzle little oil all over the pan, and place the stuffed bhindis evenly so that the bhindis are directly on the pan and not on one another.
- Keep the flame on very low, cover the pan and let them cook. Keep turning the sides every once in a while to avoid them getting burnt and evely fried on all sides.
- Enjoy hot.

Note :

- Lemon juice is optional. I did not add it this time, but the mango powder gave it a nice tang and was enough.
- I usually add a little bit of garam masala powder also to the stuffing mixture. But you can leave it out and it tastes just fine too.
- I like to sprinkle the leftover stuffing mixture over the bhindis in the pan so that they would get caoted with it also.
- A great way to enjoy these stuffed bhindis are to soak them for a minute in a bowl of yogurt and then have them with rotis or just like that.

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20 Comments:

Jayashree said...

Looks good. Try adding a little bit of saunf along with the stuffing. It really gives the dish a different taste.

Happy cook said...

I am not a okra fan, but this looks really yumm

Meera said...

I love okra too. This stuffed one looks amazingly delicious.

Usha said...

I love okra and this sounds like a fabulous way to make it...

Priyanka said...

the bhindi has come out perfectly cooked...i usually make stuffed okra too but with the addition of some garam masala, sesame seeds and jaggery

Sagari said...

bendi looks deleciousss maya

Sangeeth said...

i luv oakra and ur recipe rockz

ANJALI J. said...

I didnt know ant this dish.. sounds good.

Vanamala said...

will try it your ingredients..looks spicy...i love okra

Bhawana said...

Looking tasty and okra is my favourite veggie. looking very nice and party stuff for me.nice one.

Shilpa said...

I absolutely love stuffed bhindi. Haven't found good ones here in last few days. Have to look for them.

Mansi said...

yumm! that looks pretty inviting:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Maya...
This is a very nice recipe. Nice and clear pictures... YUM!

Uma said...

Yum! I got this recipe from my sis long back, but never tried at home. Thanks for reminding. Looks absolutely delicious.

Purnima said...

My family's fave veggie! Loved your way of bharva bhindi! With dahi..mmmm..it must b very yummy! Tks for sharing!

Vaishali said...

Bhindi is one of my favorite vegetables. This looks so very delicious, Maya. Just gorgeous.

LG said...

I am a big fan of Okra..stuffed ones are looking awesome

Divya Kudua said...

Oh oh...okra/bhindi is not a much liked veggie..but your stuffed bhindi is looking delectable..!!

Uma said...

Wishing you and your family a happy diwali!

Meera said...

Happy Diwali to you and yours.