Saturday, March 23, 2013

Stuffed Bhindi - Stuffed Okra

Bhindi has been my favorite vegetable since childhood. Though I love its plain non - masala preparation, I also enjoy its combination with besan or the gram flour. Though there are many combinations of spices and flours for stuffing, I am sharing here one of them that I had prepared for lunch this afternoon. 

Below mention ingredients serve 3.


Bhindi - 1/2 kg cut into half if long and slit enough to make space for stuffing

Onion large - 1 Julienne
Green Chili - 2 slit and cut into halves  
Mustard Oil or any other cooking oil 
Red chili powder
Turmeric powder
Amchoor/ dry mango powder 
Zeera/ cumin powder 
Garam masala powder 
Dhania/ coriander powder   
Gram Flour - 1 bowl 
Zeera/ cumin seeds - 1 tbsp


In a bowl, add 2.5 tbsp salt, 3 tbsp red chili powder, 4-5 tbsp coriander powder, 1.5 tbsp turmeric powder, 1.5 tbsp amchoor powder, 2.5 tbsp zeera powder, 1 tbsp garam masala and 3 tbsp mustard oil.  Mix this well and stuff the slit bhindi with this mixture.


  • Heat 3 tbsp mustard oil in a pan. Once it is hot enough, add zeera seeds. 
  • After the zeera seeds sputter, add onions to it and saute until translucent pink. 
  • Now add gram flour to this and stir for 2-3 minutes on low flame. 
  • Add all the stuffed bhindi to this, mix well, cover the lid and let it cook. Do NOT add water to this as Bhindi itself has moisture and it will cook in steam. 
  • Let it cook for 5 minutes and then add 1 tbsp coriander powder, a pinch of salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, zeera powder, garam masala and amchoor powder to this. Mix well, cover the lid and let it cook. 
  • Keep checking and stirring this every 5 minutes so that Bhindi does not stick to the pan.
  • Your Besan Bhindi will be ready in 20-25 minutes. 
This goes well with ghee roti or pratha. Hope you will like it!!

Happy Eating :)


  1. The spices are amazing. I will love to try this unique plate. Have a nice day :)

    1. Thank you Mari do try it and tell me how was it :)