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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Stuffed Bhindi / Ladyfingers / Okra (Bharli Bhendi)

Every time I go to my mom's place, I have a long list of  'Mom specials' for her to make. The stuffed Ladyfingers / okra / bhindi or as we call it in marathi 'Bharli Bhendi' is one of them. It just tastes amazing with the chapatis. Takes up a little more oil than the usual stir fry but the end result is worth it.
Stuffed Bhindi / Ladyfingers / Okra (Bharli Bhendi)
Stuffed Bhindi / Ladyfingers / Okra (Bharli Bhendi)

Stuffed Bhindi / Ladyfingers / Okra - Recipe
Bhindi / Ladyfingers / okra - 1/2 Kg
Tomato - 1 medium sized (chopped)
Coconut - 1/4 cup grated
Garlic - 8-10 cloves
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander leaves - few sprigs
Asafoetida powder, Salt and oil

1. Clean and dry the okra. See that they are completely dry before cutting.
2. After cutting both the ends, cut each okra into 2 pieces (for the ones too long, make it 3). Then make a vertical slit into each of them.
3. Now for the stuffing, make a paste of grated coconut, tomato, garlic, coriander leaves, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt. Then add almost a teaspoon of oil to the mixture.
4.Stuff the bhindi / okra with this paste.
Ladyfingers / Okra stuffed with the Spice paste
Ladyfingers / Okra stuffed with the Spice paste

5. Heat oil in a pan and temper with asafoetida powder. Then add the stuffed okra .
6. Cover and cook. You might need to add some additional oil couple of times while cooking, unless you are using a nonstick pan.
Serve with chapatis, pooris or parathas.


Stuffed Bhindi / Ladyfingers / Okra (Bharli Bhendi)
Stuffed Bhindi / Ladyfingers / Okra (Bharli Bhendi)


Some variations:
1. If you are running out of time you can skip the stuffing of the paste and simply stir fry the okra along with the masala (spice paste) and then cover and cook.
2. You can add ginger, green chillies or garam masala powder to the stuffing.

33 comments:

  1. pics are really good... love to have it with chapati..

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  2. delicious n tasty it looks
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  3. Wow looks so nice .

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  4. Stuffed Bhindi is a fav of my dad's, and hence, i love it too! :)

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  5. looks so easy to prepare and delicious...mouthwatering!

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  6. Super tempting and delicious stuffed bhindi..loving it.

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  7. wow, wonderful recipe looks great! Bet it would have tasted great too!

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    1. Thanks Akila, will participate in your event.

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  9. Yumm I love okra fry and this one makes me drool :) Nicely done dear

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  10. wow delicious looking stuffed bhindi recipe.

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  11. Yummy yummy bhindi..lovely colour.

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  12. Love okra,this is a yummy masala,love it

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  13. Love ur pic n recipe...looks yummy n inviting :) will try this way..

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  14. Mouthwatering... i've gotta try this soon!

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