Tuesday 13 September 2011

Stuffed Okra ( Bharwa bhindi )

Stuffed Okra or 'bharwa bhindi' as it is more commonly known, recipe that I have tried, and can vouch for :)

Bharwa Bhindi (Stuffed Okra)

Serves 4


Okra (bhindi) - 1/2 kg
Mustard seeds - pinch
Oil - 3  table spoon

For the mixture
Gram flour (Besan) - 7 and ½ table spoon
Garlic (crushed) - 4 cloves
Chili powder - 2 teaspoon
Garam masala - 1 and ½ teaspoon
Cumin powder (Zeera) - ½ teaspoon
Coriander powder (Dhania) - 1 and ½ teaspoon
Turmeric powder (Haldi) - ½ teaspoon
Sesame seeds (til) - 2 teaspoon
Lemon juice - 6 table spoon
Salt (to taste)
Oil - 2  teaspoon

  1. Wash the okra- dry and slit them vertically.
  2. Mix all the above mentioned ingredients to form a mixture and stuff it into the slit okra.Keep the remaining mixture aside.
  3. Heat oil in a wide skillet. Add mustard seeds to it. When they pop, add the stuffed okra to it, cover and cook on a slow flame.
  4. Keep turning them over every 5-10 minutes taking care not to char or over-burn them till they turn crispy. Add the remaining mixture, cook for another 10-15 minutes- covered on a slow flame.

  5. Serve with Roti.