Bharwa Bhindi / Stuffed Okra

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Bharwa Bhindi / Stuffed Okra

  • Bharwa Bhindi, Stuffed Okra

Bharwa Bhindi / Stuffed Okra – A Popular Indian Sabzi/side dish made from slit Bhindis/Okra stuffed with spicy masala and shallow fried with Onions. Making Masala for Stuffed Bhindi is a very important part of the recipe. It can be served with Roti or Parathas. Learn how to make Masala Bhindi recipe at home with a step-by-step recipe guide.


  • 150g Small size Bhindi / Okra
  • 4 tbsp Roasted Peanut Powder
  • 4 tbsp Besan (Gram Flour)
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder (Dhania Powder)
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Powder Sugar
  • 2 tsp Sambar Masala
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Medium size Onion Slice


  • Cut Top & Tail of all Bhindis and slit them lengthwise.
  • For Stuffing
  • Take a large bowl, add Roasted Peanut Powder, Gram Flour and add all spices – Coriander Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Sambar Masala, Chaat Masala, Garam Masala, Salt, Powder Sugar.
  • Add Lemon Juice and 1 tbsp Oil and mix all ingredients well.
  • Take each Bhindi and stuff with prepared stuffing.
  • Heat 1-tbsp Oil in a heavy-based or non-stick pan over low flame.
  • When Oil is slightly hot, add sliced Onions and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add Masala filled Bhindis and stir gently.
  • Cover with lid and cook for 2-3 minutes over low flame. If you have used medium or large size Okra, cooking time will increase to 5 minutes.
  • After 3 minutes, stir gently and add 2 tbsp stuffing Masala and mix well.
  • Again cover with a lid and cook for more 2 – 3 minutes.
  • After 3 minutes, switch off the gas and transfer Bharwa Bhindi to a serving bowl.
  • Serve hot.

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