Stuff it up.. Bhindi

Me and my husband love bhindi (Lady Finger).. I generally cook a bhindi fry but for a change sometimes.. I stuff it up.. Trust me it is delicious.. 🙂

Bharwan Bhindi

Preparation Time:- 20 mins |  Cooking Time:– 20 mins |  Serves:- 2-3 people


  • 250 gms Ladyfinger (Bhindi) washed properly and scrubbed
  • 1 tbsp  Besan (gram flour)
  • 3-4 tbsp  Oil
  • 2 tsp Saunf (fennel seeds)
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder (Dhaniya powder)
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chili powder (lal mirch Powder)
  • ½ tsp Turmeric (Haldi Powder)
  • ½ tsp Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
  • ½ tsp Garam masala
  • 1 inch piece Ginger (Adrak)
  • A pinch of Hing (asafoetida)
  • ½ tsp Jeera (cumin)
  • To taste – Salt


Cut off the tops and tails of the bhindi and make an incision along the length. (Make sure that the bhindis are dried)

In a saucepan, heat 1 tbsp of oil. Add jeera and hing to this. Once the jeera starts crackling add the gram flour and sauté.

Add the other masalas together in a plate. Add all the mixed masalas to the gram flours and sauté for another minute.

Remove from heat. Once this mixture cools down a bit, stuff the bhindis with this masala.

In another saucepan heat 2 tbsp of oil. Put in the bhindis and turn very gently 3-4 times. Cover and cook over a medium flame for 5 minutes.Turn the Bhindis and cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes.Then take off the lid and cook the Bhindis over a high flame for a while.

  • This goes well with hot chapatis/paranthas and curd or raita.


Tasty Cooking..!!


Bhindi Fry

Bhindi (Ladyfinger), this is the first thing I cooked.. So this is special to me because I was hell scared to cook post marriage and when my husband said that it was perfect I did not dare change its recipe till date. 🙂

Ready to Eat..!!

Preparation Time:- 10 mins |  Cooking Time:– 1/2 hour |  Serves:- 3-4 people


  • 250 gms Ladyfinger (Bhindi) washed, strained and chopped in small pieces (1/2 inch)
  • 1 large Onion chopped length wise
  • 1 table spoon Mustard oil (Sarson ka tel)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tea spoon Turmeric powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1/4 tea spoon red chilli powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 2 tea spoon Coriander Powder (Dhania powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 tea spoon garam masala
  • 1 tea spoon Sour mango powder (Amchoor Powder)


Heat the mustard oil  in a pan and add cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle.

Add the onions and fry them till they turn light brown in color. Now add the Coriander powder and fry for one minute.

Add the other masalas and mix properly. Now add the ladyfinger (bhindi) and mix gently so that all the pieces get folded in the masala.

Simmer the stove and allow close the lid for cooking for about 5 mins.

Now remove the lid and start frying the bhindi by mixing now and then. Continue till the bhindi becomes soft and also becomes a bit dark in color.

  • Bhindi goes well with hot chapatis and curd.

Tasty Cooking..!!