Stuffed lady’s finger or stuffed bhindi (okra) recipe

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
  • 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
  • Cooking oil - 1/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds (jeera) - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Saunf - 1 teaspoon (optional)


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE STUFFED LADY'S FINGER/BHINDI RECIPE Wash the ladies finger and pat it dry thoroughly with a clean kitchen napkin.

Step 2

Cut off the two ends of the bhindi and make a vertical slit on one end and keep it aside.

Step 3

Dry roast the bengal gram flour (besan) on a low flame till the raw smell goes away. Set aside.

Step 4

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

Step 5

Stuff the bhindi with this masala mixture and keep it aside.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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.

Step 8

Serve stuffed lady's finger hot with rotis or naans. IMG_3582

Step 9

NOTES: Choose the lady's finger which are small and equal sized and tender. They get cooked evenly and also tastes better.

2 Responses to Stuffed lady’s finger or stuffed bhindi (okra) recipe

  1. Shirisha says:

    Very nice way eat more bindi!!! Nice recipe!!!

  2. Shrikant says:

    Thanks…. Very nice

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