Monday, July 18, 2011

Bhari Bhindi ( Tangy Stuffed Okra )

Bhari Bhindi ( Tangy Stuffed Okra ) ... This is a delicious side dish, okra stuffed with raw mango & spices and then cooked. Enjoy it with chapati / roti or paratha. It sounds like a lot of effort to stuff each okra , but the end result is totally worth it.

Bhari Bhindi ( Tangy Stuffed Okra )

* Prep. Time : 30 minutes
* Cook Time : 25 - 30 minutes
* Serves : 3 - 4

Ingredients :
  • 500 gm. Okra / lady finger ( Bhindi )
  • 1 small ( about 100 - 125 gm. ) raw mango, peeled & chopped
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds ( saunf ), crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. nigella seeds ( kalonji )
  • 1/4 tsp. carom seeds ( ajwain )
  • 1 tsp. fenugreek seeds ( methi dana )
  • 3 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup oil
Method :
  • Wash the okra and pat dry with absorbent paper ( it should be dry to cut or they will become slimy).
  • Slice of tops and and ends and discard. Slit lengthwise on one side ( not all the way through ) so that it can be stuffed, keep aside.
  • Grind / blend raw mango & cumin seeds with little water until you get a smooth paste.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add all the remaining ingredients for stuffing; mix well.
  • Gently open the okra at the slit, stuff little stuffing into the slit with a spoon.
  • Repeat this with the rest of the okra.
  • Keep aside the left over masala, if any.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan / wok. Place okra in a single layer.
  • Cook on low heat, stirring occasionally till they starts to turn brown( about 15 minutes ).
  • Add the remaining masala, cook on low heat, stirring occasionally until okra is tender.
  • Serve hot with roti / chapati or paratha.

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. Mmmmmm....bhindis are a favorite in our house...a very flavorful and yummy going to try this very soon

  2. tangy and crispy okra is delicious lov the stuffd okra

  3. Thank you Pushpa, Kaveri & Santosh for your quick comments :)

  4. Stuffed bindi is my favorite. BTW want to contact you with details for an event. what is your mail id.

  5. Looks so yummy... Would be a great starter too...

  6. hmmm..yummy!!
    i hope you will share more yummy recipes in Ramadan..InshaAllah

  7. Spices and the masala looks very delicious. Thank you for sending it to Iftar Moments :)

  8. Spicy and crispy okra..looks so delicious.

  9. Bindi masal looks so crispy and delicious dear. Sure its worth the effort.

  10. Very tempting and spicy okra fry. Great preparation.


  11. Woww.. thats one yummy looking dish.. looks so yum :)

  12. I love stuffed bindi's.. Loved ur style too..Slurp

  13. Healthy and tasty fry..Looks great!

  14. Very tasty stuffed bindi's,nice recipe.

  15. Beautiful work, looks delicious.

    Trail to find my latest updates at my new blog

  16. Delicious bhindi recipe ~ stuffed ones are my all time fav, very nice blend of masalas!
    The new look of your blog is really fun n playful!
    US Masala

  17. Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful comments :)

    Malar: So glad to see you. Will surely check your blog :)

  18. they are my fav ambreen and they look well done !

  19. They are perfectly done. Bhindis are one of my fav. looks very yummy.

  20. my dad's fav vegge. I will tell this recipe to my mom thnX for posting dear!

    Happy Blogging!!!!
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  21. yummy looking fabulous way to have okra

  22. Stuffing is new to me! looks delicious!

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  24. hi ambreen, okra is simply delicious. in malsia we call it by the name bendi or lady's finger..
    your recipe here is quite different from mine -yours is rich in spices.
    we fry with some onions and anchovies.. or boil and eat with dip as a side dish with rice.
    i will try yours and eat with roti :))))

  25. First on your Blog,You have very nice collection of recipes :)
    Am hosting my first Event on my blog love your recipes would love to have your recipes.

  26. Thank you all of you for your lovely comments :)

    DD, Maznah: Hope you will try it someday! Let me know how they turned out :)

    Roha: Welcome & thank you for your kind words. Would love to send my recipes to your event :)

  27. I love bhindi in any form and this looks super delicious! perfect with rotis..YUM!

  28. Yummy bhindi..Loved the addition of raw mango..

  29. Yum Yum.. Tangy okra.. new preparation for me.. :)

  30. I have never made stuffed bhindi.. but have heard my friends rave about it.. will try soon


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