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Monday, July 28, 2014

Bharwan Bhindi | Stuffed Okra

Bharwan Bhindi or Stuffed Okra is a delicious side dish that can be served with steamed rice or parathas.This is a simple stuffing but you can always play with spices and make it more relishing.Okra is also known as 'lady's finger' in India- a more charming name.These vegetables are low calorie food and also has vitamin A,vitamin C,vitamin K and folates.Do give this popular dish a try and enjoy !!


Adapted Vah Reh Vah
Ingredients
okra(*tender ones) 20 small
coriander powder 1tbsp
kashmiri chilly powder 2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
coriander leaves 2tbsp
salt to taste
oil 1tbsp + 4 tbsp

to temper
cumin seeds 1 tsp
hing 1/4 tsp


Method
  • Wash the okras,pat dry with kitchen towel or paper towel.Snap the head and then cut it open (vertical slit) but don't separate the two halves.Keep aside.
  • Make a paste using the chilly powder,coriander powder,ginger garlic paste,salt and oil (1tbsp).Using hands,stuff each okra with the stuffing and keep aside.
  • Heat oil (4tbsp) in a pan and add cumin seeds when hot.When it sizzles add hing and then add the stuffed okras.Swirl the kadai or pan so that all the okras are soaked in oil evenly.Cook on low medium flame covered.Add a pinch of salt after 5 minutes of cooking.Turn both sides of okra to get it nicely cooked.Switch off flame when oil is absorbed and the okra gets cooked.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve warm with chapathis/parathas/steamed rice.Drizzle a tsp of lemon juice if you love a tangy flavor else serve just like that.
NOTES
* You can add 1/4 tsp amchur powder too if you love the flavors. 
* I love the masala slightly browned up(over cooked) but you can always switch off flame at your desired point of cooking.

Finally,

TIP FOR SELECTING TENDER OKRAS
Snap the tail (pointed end)of each okras,If it snaps easily then its fresh and tender.If it bends and retracts,this means its fibrous and over matured.It will not cook properly.Always select tender ones.



15 comments:

Reni said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very delicious !

priya satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

aww..I love this with curd rice anytime... spicy and yummy !

Amrita Roy said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect side dish...visit my space too

Ramya Venkateswaran said... Best Blogger Tips

inviting okra.want to grab the whole

Marisa G said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't know these vegetables but only seeing the photos and reading the TEXT, confirm that the recipe is fantastic. YUM YUM
Cheers, dear JULIE

Mythreyi said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy Looking, I ever tried this style Bhindi! will try soon!

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

deliciously presented

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

wow tempting stuffed okra fry!!!

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

looks perfect.. I am yet to try stuffed Okra.. should try soon

Sony P said... Best Blogger Tips

Bharwa bhindi looks tempting........ Love it!!

beena stephen said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum yummy . Will try soon

Sona S said... Best Blogger Tips

Bharwan bhindi looks delicious..

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Okra is one vegetable which my kids like..and this stuffed okra looks too tempting Julie

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

This stuffed bhindis is my all time favourite, just a bowl of rice is enough for me to enjoy them.

Priya Ranjit said... Best Blogger Tips

I always wanted to try stuffed orka and Julie your recipe looks awesome, I must try this.