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Stuffed Okra

| March 18, 2013 Comment

stuffed okra

This stuffed okra recipe is simple and easy to make. This bhari bhendi curry is a great way to add some spice and crunch to your vegetarian meals. This curry tastes best when made with fresh okra.

Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • 30-35 okra (bhendi), small or medium
  • 10-12 tsp vegetable oil

For Masala

  • 1 1/2 cups besan (split bengal gram flour/chickpea flour)
  • 4-5 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tsp vegetable oil


  1. Make 1/4 inch-long slits on both ends of the okra and keep aside.
  2. For the masala, in a bowl, mix besan, red chilli powder and salt with a little oil. Taste it to make sure salt and chilli are to your taste.
  3. Stuff the okra with this mixture ( in the slit ends).
  4. Heat oil in a wide nonstick skillet. Place the stuffed okra in the oil, sprinkle a little salt and water. Cover and cook on medium heat for about 4 minutes until the vegetable is cooked, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove the lid, add some oil and sprinkle 2 tsp of masala and saute the okra on medium high, turning the individual pieces until they are evenly browned and slightly crunchy.
  6. Serve the curry with rice and plain dal and ghee (clarified butter).

Cooking Tip

To prevent the okra from becoming sticky, instead of washing the okra, wipe them with a cloth or paper towel before cooking.

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