Stuffed lady’s finger or stuffed bhindi (okra) recipeTweet
Stuffed lady’s finger is a very easy to do recipe and makes for a perfect and delicious side dish for rotis and naans. It is made with lady’s finger which is stuffed with spices and then shallow fried.
- Lady's finger- 250 gms
- Salt to taste
- FOR THE STUFFING
- Bengal gram flour (besan) - 3 teaspoons
- Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
- Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
- Dry mango (amchur) powder - 3/4 teaspoon
- Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- Garam masala powder - 1 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
- Cooking oil - 1 teaspoon
- FOR THE SEASONING
- Cooking oil - 1/4 cup
- Cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/2 teaspoon
- Saunf - 1 teaspoon (optional)
HOW TO MAKE STUFFED LADY'S FINGER/BHINDI RECIPE Wash the ladies finger and pat it dry thoroughly with a clean kitchen napkin.
Cut off the two ends of the bhindi and make a vertical slit on one end and keep it aside.
Dry roast the bengal gram flour (besan) on a low flame till the raw smell goes away. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, add roasted besan, coriander powder, cumin powder, amchur powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and mix well. Add 1 teaspoon of oil and combine together
Stuff the bhindi with this masala mixture and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and saunf and once it splutters, add stuffed bhindis, remaining masala mixture and salt as required, as salt is already added to the stuffing.
Cover the pan with a lid and cook on a low flame till lady's finger are fully cooked and becomes tender. Stir occasionally to ensure that they get cooked evenly.
NOTES: Choose the lady's finger which are small and equal sized and tender. They get cooked evenly and also tastes better.