Bharwan Bhindi/Stuffed Okra

Bhindi is my first love. I have fond memories of loving the bhindi that my school friend’s , Nupur, mom used to pack in her lunch box. I can never make it her way even if I want. šŸ™‚

Today I got up super early with the husband who had a flight to catch. Bangalore Airport’s distance is such a pain I tell you šŸ˜¦

Anyway. Here is my fav concoction for the bharwaan bhindi.

You shall need: (Serves 2)

250-300 gms… Fresh medium/small size Okra/Ladies finger/Bhindi (wash them and wipe with a cloth to soak them. Cut the ends and keep)

1 tbsp… Sesame seeds/Til

1 tbsp… Cumin/Jeera powder

1 tbsp… Dhaniya powder/Coriander powder

1/2 tbsp… Amchoor powder/Chat masala *optional

1/2 tbsp… Anardana powder

Salt and red chilly powder to taste

1 tbsp… oil

1 tsp… jeera/ cumin seeds


  • Slit the bhindi length wise making a pocket to stuff the masala.
  • In a small bowl, add all the masalas and mix well.
  • Carefully fill the bhindi with the masala, generously.
    If a little masala is left, it is good šŸ™‚
  • Once they are all done, heat oil in a pan and add the jeera.
  • Once it browns a little, reduce the heat to low-medium.
  • Add the bhindi one at a time and lay them properly in the pan.
  • Let them cook on one side for a few min.
  • Toss them gently and let the other side cook.
  • Sprinkle the extra masala on top and mix with a light hand.
  • The bhindi shall be done once it changes color to dark green.
  • Serve with roti/bhakri/paratha.



3 thoughts on “Bharwan Bhindi/Stuffed Okra

  1. How much I love okra! And this is absolutely delicious I’m sure… I make this often, with a bit difference in method… But will give it a try this way sometime for sure šŸ™‚

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