Bharwan Bhindi

Bharwan Bhindi

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian


  • 450 gms lady's finger (okra/bhindi)
  • 2 onions
  • 2 green chillies
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mango powder(amchur)
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek powder(methi dana powder)


  • Wash the lady's finger and green chillies. Wipe them dry with a kitchen towel.
  • Trim off the ends of lady's fingers.
  • Make vertical slits in the lady's fingers and green chillies.
  • Mix all dry ingredients and stuff them through the slits.
  • Heat the oil in a kadai or wok.
  • Toss in the stuffed lady's finger.
  • Saute for a few minutes. Do not cover the kadai.
  • Toss in the onions.
  • Stir occasionally and cook about 10 minutes on medium flame. Do not allow it to become mushy.
  • Serve immediately with roti, parantha or naan.


  • Lady's finger should be thoroughly dried before cooking.
  • For crunchy vegetable cook it uncovered. Putting a lid on the kadai makes the lady's finger sticky.