Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bharwan Bhindi | Stuffed Okra Curry

Bharwan Bhindi
Bharwan Bhindi or Stuffed Okra Curry is mildly spiced with a combination of spice powders & garnished with cilantro for added flavor.  The spice powder can be customized as per your taste buds. You can replace okra's with brinjal's, simla mirchi, karela/bitter gourd or any other veggie you like.

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Bharwan Bhindi
Prep Time-15mins | Cook Time-30mins | Serves-2people 
14 Bhindi / Okra
1Tbs + 2Tsp oil
Cilantro / Coriander leaves for garnish
Stuffing Powder
1/2Cup besan
1Tbs ginger garlic paste
1Tsp chili powder
1Tsp cumin-coriander powder
2Tsp sesame seeds
1/4Tsp turmeric
Salt to taste
1&1/2Tbs oil
- Wash & towel dry the bhindi's. Keep them aside.
- Heat pan & add besan to it. Fry for 2 to 3 Mins while stirring occasionally.
- You can feel the nice & aromatic smell while you are frying. Switch off heat & allow it to cool.
- In a bowl add besan, ginger garlic, chili powder, sesame seeds, cumin-coriander powder, salt & 2Tbs oil.
- Mix them well & you can feel the stuffing powder getting together.
- Now cut off the edges on 2sides. Slit okra as shown above & stuff them with the powder.
- Heat pan with 1Tbs oil. To that add the stuffed okra & arrange them with out sticking together. Cook on low heat.
- Close with lid & cook for 5mins. Then reverse the okra & cook with a closed lid for another 5mins.
- By now the okra are cooked & perfectly done.
- Add the left out stuffing powder to pan along with sliced coriander leaves.
- Add 2Tsp oil & on medium heat for 2 mins, while stirring once in a while. Switch off heat & curry is ready to et.
***Serve hot with rice, roti & chapati.
- You can customize the stuffing powder as you like.
- Wipe off okra's with a dry towel before slitting & stuffing.
- Use tender okra's, which are small to medium in size.
- Add a additional spoon of oil for frying if needed.
- You can add 1Tsp amchur powder to the filling to add a little tanginess to the dish. 
Bharwan Bhindi
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