Bharva Bhindi…

As a part of my new year plan of making new recipes… here is Bharva Bhindi or stuffed bhindi / okra



Besan/ gram flour: 1 cups
Bhindi: 500 gms
Saunf: crushed: 1 tbsp
Dhania / Jeera powder : 1-1.5 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
Chilli powder:according to taste
oil for frying
salt according to taste


1. Heat oil in a kadai. Add saunf , besan, little water and masala powders and saute till the raw smell of the besan goes away. Add a little salt and saute for some more time…
2. Once the raw smell from the mixture goes away, remove and keep aside.
3. Slit the bhindis vertically and stuff the besan mixture into the bhindis.
4. Take a shallow kadai and heat oil (2-3 tbsp) in it…
5. Once the oil is heated, place the stuffed bhindis one by one and cook on low heat.
6. Add salt and cook till the bhindis are completely cooked and a little crisp…
7. Remove from the flame and serve hot with rotis…

~ by priyaskitchen on February 20, 2008.

10 Responses to “Bharva Bhindi…”

  1. Never tried Bharva Bhindi, looks like a bit more work, so I don’t even try. Looks great, love the soft chapatis too!:)

  2. Wow! Nice dish. Am sure it would be very flavorful with rotis! 🙂

  3. yumm!! My mom used to make this quite regularly. Love this. thanx for the recipe…

  4. Hi.
    You can add amchoor powder t give it a zing. I sometimes dont add besan, only dry masalas.

  5. I love stuffed vegetables and I like this as there is no coconut. I am sure this must have yummy with saunf!

  6. Asha:ya it is a lil bit of work…tastes good with chappatis
    Kalai: 🙂
    Ramya: do make it and let me know if you like the taste…
    Vimmi: oh have to try amchoor powder…
    Red chillies: saunf also gives such a good aroma in the whole house…

  7. My mom prepared the same bhendi but ofcourse without the basin…. Addition of basin sounds interesting…

  8. Sooooooooo colourful priya…….

  9. hegde: 🙂

    Annu: Thank you…

  10. Both the rotis and the okra look tempting. Okra is the favorite vegetable for my husband and son and I’m always looking to cook it differently. I have to try this one.

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