Bharwan Bhindi (Stuffed Okra)

Bharwa Bhindi - Indian Curry ShackBharwan Bhindi (Stuffed Okra) brings a bag full of childhood memories. Especially the summer vacations. This was a must dish in our food boxes along with Poori (Puffed Indian Wheat Bread) whenever we used to go on a long journey. It stays fresh for over a day at room temperature.

Bharwan Bhindi is a traditional North Indian dish and is made with some or the other twist in different households. The recipe I am sharing today is my Mom’s and the one which has been savoured by each family member for years.

Here’s the step by step recipe for you all;

Preparation Time 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time 15-20 minutes
Servings 3-4
Main Ingredients Ladyfingers/Bhindi/Okra
Course Main-course
Level Of Cooking Easy


  • Okra/Lady fingers/Bhindi  500 grams
  • Coriander Powder  2 tablespoons
  • Cumin Powder  2 tablespoons
  • Red Chilli Powder  1 tablespoon
  • Dry Mango Powder (Amchur)  1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric Powder  1 teaspoon
  • Cooking Oil  2-3 tablespoons
  • Salt  to taste


 Bharwa Bhindi - Step 1 - Indian Curry Shack Bharwa Bhindi - Bhindis - Indian Curry ShackStep 1
Wash and wipe lady fingers/okra completely dry. Remove half a centimeter from both ends. Slit and keep aside.

Bharwa Bhindi - Step 2 - Indian Cury ShackBharwa Bhindi - Step 3 - Indian Curry ShackStep 2
In a small bowl, mix coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, dry mango powder, turmeric powder and salt. Stuff the lady fingers/okra with this mix (masala). Keep the leftover mix (masala) aside.

Bharwa Bhindi in the making - Indian Curry ShackBharwan Bhindi - Indian Curry ShackStep 3
Heat oil in a pan (kadhai). Add stuffed ladyfingers/okra. Cook covered on low heat. Stir at intervals. Add rest of the dry masala when lady finger/okra is almost cooked. Cook covered on low heat till lady fingers/okra are fully cooked and tender.

Serve hot with Lachcha Parathas or Plain Parathas or Pooris (Indian Breads) and relish this special okra dish.

Bon Appétit!

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