Stuffed Bhindi | Bharwa Bhindi is a delicious and tasty recipe of Bhindi / Okra stuffed with spices. Though Stuffed Bhindi recipe originates from Punjab , it is quite common throughout India . And each family has their own preferences of spices for stuffing . This recipe of mine is easy and simple with No Onion and NO Garlic.

Stuffed Bhindi

For making this stuffed Bhindi , Dry coconut , puffed gram and spices are blended and then stuffed inside Bhindi and cooked . The only time time consuming job here is drying the bhindi after rinsing it with water. Its very important for bhindi to be completely dry before stuffing the the spices or else it may become very slippery.

Bhindi| Okra is one of my favourite vegetable. Not because it is extremely nutritious but I love the taste of this vegetable. Its known that okra is a high fiber food. But how does this fiber helps ? Okara has soluble fibres in the form of pectins which helps in lowering bad cholesterol levels. Also fiber intake is highly recommended for patients with diabetes because it boosts digestion and also keeps satiated for a long time. Also folate in Okra is beneficial during pregnancy.

Always try using tender and fresh okra for making this Stuffed Bhindi.One more Bhendi Recipe which I often do at home is Tangy Stir Fried Okra . As 5 types of vegetables is recommended per day , try adding wide varieties of recipes in your diet. So that you don’t get bored of eating same taste and crave to eat restaurant food often.

Other Vegetarian Side Dishes recipes on blog are Aloo Methi , Brinjal Fry ,Tangy Okra , Sauteed Spring Onions and Palak Paneer Bhurji

RECIPE CARD FOR STUFFED BHINDI
Stuffed Bhindi | Bharwa Bhindi
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Stuffed Bhindi / Stuffed Okra is a delicious vegetable side dish where Okra is stuffed with spices and cooked in open pan .

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: No Onion , No Garlic
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 123 kcal
Author: Muktha Gopinath
Ingredients
  • 250 grams Okra / Bhindi
  • 2 Tbsp Dry Coconut
  • 2 Tbsp Fried Gram
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1.5 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Jeera Powder / Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Kitchen King Masala or Garam Masala
  • 3/4 Tsp Salt or as required
  • 1.5 – 2 Tbsp Mustard Oil or any cooking oil
Instructions
  1. Rinse and Wash bhindi/ okra , wipe it completely dry using a soft kitchen towel. Its very important orelse okra will be slippery.

  2. Trim the edges of the okra, slit okra lengthwise without breaking or cutting into 2 halves , set aside.

  3. In a blender , add dry coconut , roasted gram , red chilli powder , coriander powder , turmeric powder , jeera powder , dry mango powder , salt and garam masala powder . Blend to fine powder.

  4. Fill the blended spice powder inside the slit bhindi.

  5. Heat 1-2 Tbsp of mustard oil , arrange the spice stuff bhindi .

  6. If any extra spice is remaining just sprinkle it over the bhindi and cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes.

  7. With the help of spoon or spatula , turn the bhindi / okra to other side and continue to cook for another 8-10 minutes or till done.

  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon wedges.Serve it hot as a side dish along with Rice-sambar , Dal Chawal , Khichdi or Roti Dal. 

Step by step directions on making of Stuffed Bhindi :

Rinse and Wash bhindi/ okra , wipe it completely dry using a soft kitchen towel. Its very important orelse okra will be slippery.

Trim the edges of the okra, slit okra lengthwise and set aside.

In a blender , add dry coconut , roasted gram , red chilli powder , coriander powder , turmeric powder , jeera powder , dry mango powder , salt and garam masala powder . Blend to fine powder.

Fill the blended spice powder inside the slit bhindi.

Heat 1-2 Tbsp of mustard oil , arrange the spice stuff bhindi .

If any extra spice is remaining just sprinkle it over the bhindi and cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes.

With the help of spoon or spatula , turn the bhindi / okra to other side and continue to cook for another 8-10 minutes or till done.

Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon wedges.Serve it hot as a side dish along with Rice-sambar , Dal Chawal , Khichdi or Roti Dal.

Stuffed Bhindi

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