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January 29, 2016

Bharwan Bhindi Recipe - Stuffed Okra Fry

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Bharwan bhindi recipe
I love to try fry recipes with stuffed vegetables.Usually i made Stuffed brinjals like this.But its purely of South Indian style.So i was looking for a typical North Indian style stuffed vegetable fry recipe.This morning I came across Bharwan( meaning stuffed in English) bhindi i.e stuffed Okra masala fry in my favorite Vahrehvah Vahchef’s youtube video. The recipe for masala was so simple with besan & less oil.Its a no onion no garlic Jain recipe and it looked mouth watering too.So without any second thought,i went for this recipe by making some small changes as per my family’s taste buds.It came out really well and got thumbsup from SendhilDancing.As the chef says,the masala used in this recipe can be used to make Bharwa Shimla mirchi, Bharwan Karela and even stuffed tindora.And this stuffed bhindi fry would be a great side dish for roti/chapathi , simple Veg pulao or any paratha. But i loved to have it as a snackWinking.Lets see how to cook bharwa bhindi recipe with step by step pictures.

Bharwan bhindi recipe

Bharwan Bhindi Recipe / Stuffed Okra fry

Bharwan Bhindi Recipe / Stuffed Okra fry How to make Bharwan Bhindi fry - stuffed okra fry recipe for rice & roti
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes

  • Bhindi/Okra/Lady's finger - 15 nos ( medium sized)
  • Water - to sprinkle on okra while cooking
For stuffing
  • Cooking oil - 1.5 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Sambar powder - 3 tbsp
  • Besan flour - 2 tbsp
  • Aamchur powder - 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Dessicated coconut/dry coconut -1 tbsp ( optional)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chat masala - 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Lemon jucie - as needed
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish

  • Wash and pat dry the okra in a cloth.Chop the head portion and slit the middle part of okra.Keep aside ( Refer Pics)
Bharwan bhindi recipe
Bharwan bhindi

  • In a bowl,take all the spice powders,besan flour,salt & sugar.Mix well.Add lemon juice and water to make a thick paste.Masala for stuffing is ready.
Bharwan bhindi
  • Stuff the bhindi with the masala and reserve the remaining masala if any.
Bharwan bhindi
  • Heat oil in a kadai and when it gets heated , add cumin seeds and arrange the stuffed okra/lady’s finger by keeping the slitted part facing upwards.If  the masala part faces down,masala may ooze out in oil.So keep it upwards.Keep the flame completely low.Sprinkle some water all over the okra and close it with a lid.
Bharwan bhindi
  • When the bottom part is sauteed well to golden brown color,flip the okra and fry the masala for sometime.Sprinkle some water and close it with a lid.Keep the flame low.Okra will be cooked well and soft with a nice smell.Sprinkle some lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves.Switch off the flame and serve hot with rice,pulao,roti !
Bharwan bhindi

  • Check the taste of masala before you stuff in the okra.Adjust salt & spices.
  • You can use the same masala to stuff in tindora,brinjal,karela/bittergourd and even capsicum.
  • I found some recipes with peanut powder and dessicated coconut. But i don't think its a typical North Indian style.
  • If you want to add garlic and onion,add chopped garlic along with cumin seeds in oil.Then add the stuffed okra.After the okra is cooked well,add the thick onion slices,saute well and serve.
Easy,yummy suffed okra masala fry is ready to serve with pulao & roti !
Stuffed okra fry

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