Bharwan Bhindi (Stuffed Okra) brings a bag full of childhood memories. Especially the summer vacations. This was a must dish in our food boxes along with Poori (Puffed Indian Wheat Bread) whenever we used to go on a long journey. It stays fresh for over a day at room temperature.
Bharwan Bhindi is a traditional North Indian dish and is made with some or the other twist in different households. The recipe I am sharing today is my Mom’s and the one which has been savoured by each family member for years.
Here’s the step by step recipe for you all;
Preparation Time 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time 15-20 minutes
Main Ingredients Ladyfingers/Bhindi/Okra
Level Of Cooking Easy
- Okra/Lady fingers/Bhindi 500 grams
- Coriander Powder 2 tablespoons
- Cumin Powder 2 tablespoons
- Red Chilli Powder 1 tablespoon
- Dry Mango Powder (Amchur) 1 tablespoon
- Turmeric Powder 1 teaspoon
- Cooking Oil 2-3 tablespoons
- Salt to taste
In a small bowl, mix coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, dry mango powder, turmeric powder and salt. Stuff the lady fingers/okra with this mix (masala). Keep the leftover mix (masala) aside.
Heat oil in a pan (kadhai). Add stuffed ladyfingers/okra. Cook covered on low heat. Stir at intervals. Add rest of the dry masala when lady finger/okra is almost cooked. Cook covered on low heat till lady fingers/okra are fully cooked and tender.