February 4, 2016

Bharwan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra


Bharwan bhindi is most popular Gujarati dish made by stuffing okras with aromatic spices.  Tender Okra's are used for this preparation.  Addition & quantity of spices can be adjusted depending upon our family preference.  I like to use small onions which makes this dish finger-licking!!!


Ingredients :
  1. Ladies finger - 500 gas
  2. Oil 
  3. Ginger - 1 tsp
  4. Garlic - 1 tsp
  5. Coriander leaves 
  6. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  7. Small onion - 15 nos (or onion - 1 no)
  8. Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  9. Red chilly powder - 2 tsp
  10. Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  11. Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  14. Dry mango powder - 1 tbsp
  15. Chaat masala - 1 tsp
  16. A pinch of hing
Method :

1.  In a bowl, mix together turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, garam masala, dry mango powder, chaat masala & hing.  

2.  Clean and dry the ladies finger.  Slit them lengthwise and stuff them with the above mixture.

3.   Heat oil in the heavy bottomed pan, add cumin seeds, ginger, garlic and small onions.  Saute.

4.   Add the ladies fingers & cook them over them low heat till done.  Garnish it with coriander leaves.


Serve hot.

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