after a long time i made bharwan bhindi. in hindi bharwan means stuffed and bhindi means okra. so in english the recipe translates to stuffed okra…. easy?
this is a no onion-garlic recipe. it is just the spices, okra, salt and oil. thats it….. an easy bhindi recipe. but remember, rinsing, drying and then stuffing the bhindi (okra) does take time.
the spices i use for the bharwan bhindi are the similar with the bhindi do pyaaza that i make. adding dry mango powder makes the okra tangy and sour.
also this is not a spicy bharwan bhindi as i have used red chili powder in moderation. plus the other spice powders like coriander, cumin and turmeric also contribute their flavors and tastes.
there is also no garam masala powder added here. but if you want a little more spiced and aromatic bharwan bhindi, you can add a little garam masala powder.
bharwan bhindi makes for an excellent side veggie dish with rotis and dal. bharwan bhindi can also be served as starters. at home i make this with rotis and curd or dal-rice.
summers are here and i most of the times go for light veggie dishes and yogurt curries or thin dals. this is one such light dish.
step by step recipe of making bharwan bhindi begins:
1: wash the whole bhindi (okra) in water, drain and then wipe them dry with a kitchen towel. keep aside.
2: take all the dry masala powders in a bowl. add salt and mix all the entire dry masala together. keep aside.
3: trim the head and the base of the bhindis. with a knife give a slit on the bhindi without breaking it in to two parts. the whole bhindi (okra) should be intact. stuff the masala in the bhindi one by one with a small spoon or with your hands
4: heat oil in a kadai or wok. add the stuffed bhindi to the oil. gently stir. if any masala remains you can add it to the bhindi. you don’t need to cover the kadai. let the bhindi cook on a low flame. we don’t want the masala to burn hence the bhindi needs to be cooked on a low flame. ensure that you check the bhindi in between and also give a nice stir a few times.
5: once well cooked, serve the bharwan bhindi with chapatis and yogurt or raita. also goes well with a combination of dal and rice. simple indian home food. you can garnish thebharwan bhindi with coriander leaves. i have shown the mint leaves only for photographic purpose.
you might also love to check these bhindi recipes:
- bhindi bhaji
- bhindi do pyaza
- aloo bhindi recipe
- kurkuri bhindi recipe
- mergol de quiabos – goan style bhindi
bharwan bhindi recipe details are given below: