Jan 26, 2012

Rajasthani Bhindi / Okra with Spiced Gramflour Stuffing / LadysFinger Fry- Rajasthan Style– No Onion & No Garlic Recipes

Me and my sisters are very fussy eaters when we were kids, especially when it comes to vegetables..So Amma used to tell us lots of stories of people who become intelligent and strong by eating vegetables, so we will get some interest in those. Ladys finger is one of those, Amma used to tell us that we will get huge brains and we will get 100 mark in mathematics if we eat ladysfinger..And think about me, I was even ready to eat it raw at those time..HA HA..


But now things have changed and everyone in my house loves ladysfinger..Amma makes it like a simple poriyal always and I loved it..She often make rasam and vendaikai poriyal when she has no time to cook..This combo takes a place in our menu atleast once a week..But after trying this recipe, I am in total love with it..I loved the unique flavour of so many spices coming from this dish. This taste great when it is mixed with hot rice along with a spoon of ghee drizzled on top..Totally YUM..It is so quick to make too so perfect for any weekday too..This is my DAY 4 recipe for BM which falls in the theme Seven days of Rajasthani Recipes….Hope you like it and let me know what you think..

Recipe Source: From my Kitchen to yours


Ladysfinger / Okra / Bhindi / Vendaikai – 20

For Stuffing:
Gram Flour / Kadalai Mavu / Besan – 1 cup
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi – 1 tblspn
Amchoor Powder / Dry Mango powder – 1tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera Powder – 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi -1 tsp
Oil – ¼ cup or as needed to make a paste
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:
Oil – 2 tblspn
Nigella Seeds / Kalonji / Karum Jerakam– 1 tsp
Green Chilli – 2 chopped
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam -1 tsp


Mix all the ingrediants given for stuffing together till it forms a thick paste.

Now take the ladysfinger and wash well. Cut them in to long pieces and slit them in the center.

Take a spoonful of stuffing and stuff the ladysfinger with this and set them aside.

Heat oil in a kadai or a frying pan and add cumin, kalonji, green chillies and mix well.

Add in the stuffed ladysfinger and mix well.

Cover the pan and let it cook for 5 mins on medium heat..Mix often.

Open the lid and cook it  till it gets crispy on outside, be careful not to mush it up..

Serve hot with rice and dal.

Take all your ingrediants
First start by making the stuffing..Take a bowl
add gram flour in this
add all spice powders
add salt
now it is ready to mix
form into a smooth paste
take your fresh okras
cut the top off
cut in halfs
slit open in the middle
stuff the filling in
all stuffed
heat oil add kalonji in
add cumin seeds
add green chilli and ladysfinger
mix well
cover and cook for 5 mins
untill half cooked
now cook on high till the okra gets crisped on outside
A close look


Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

One more yummy dish dear, the ladysfingers look so adorable..

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting and spicy bindi..thanks for sharing

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy recipes....mouthwatering

DD said... Best Blogger Tips

Curry looks so mouth watery dear!!!!

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...irressistible okra recipe...superb

meena said... Best Blogger Tips

great aarthi.. u took me back to my childhood and my mom used to make same bharwan bhindi( stuffed bhindi) dont think she used kalonji and i cant remember but rest is same.. my mom is old now she cant cook much but yes she made this same dish before..

we used to call it sambhariya

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

That's a new way of making okra... I love okras but normally make it with onions and potatoes.

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

okra looks fabulous

vaishali sabnani said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious!!..they sure are a treat...

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow this looks so nicely fried...luv it

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks like a great way to fix vegetables! I need to tell my kids that they will do better in school if they eat more :-)

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!!!looks so tempting,your picture makes me drool...nice recipe.

Harini said... Best Blogger Tips

love this kind bharwa bhindi!

Usha said... Best Blogger Tips

I love okra.. I do make stuffed okra once in a while but I don't add besan. Will try next time.

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

hey never made stuffed bhindi before. was never sure how to stuff. ur photos are very helpful. will try now

Sayantani said... Best Blogger Tips

love bhindi cooked this way. tangy sweet and with lots of crunch.

Rajani said... Best Blogger Tips

I know I sound repetitive, but really, the okra looks awesome! Would love to have this :)

சிநேகிதி said... Best Blogger Tips

அருமையாக இருக்கு... படங்களை பார்க்கும் பொழுது செய்யும் ஆர்வம் வருகிறது

hemalata said... Best Blogger Tips

Stuffed Lady fingers fry looks delicious, spicy n yummy. Thanks 4 sharing...

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

bhendi looks yum n spicy..me fav..thnax

Sayali said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect ...even I have posted a bhindi recipe ..its a different version...I always like to eat this bharwan bhindi..we also add dry coconut in the masala

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting dish..

VineelaSiva said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow yummy curry.I try this recipe with dey masala.Love this recipe.

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi aarthi, your okra dish looks very delicious and spicy, never seen this recipe before..great to try out and thanks dear for sharing. have a nice day.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Best Blogger Tips

wow lovely bhindi...
yummy blog!

Lizzy said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never thought of stuffing okra, but I know it must be marvelous! And I love your Amma's tactics to get you to eat healthy foods :)

Latha said... Best Blogger Tips

Okra looks delicious......

Cool Lassi(e) said... Best Blogger Tips

That is truly mouth-watering!

Ann said... Best Blogger Tips

I have never seen Okra prepared like this...and it's amazing!

Purabi Naha said... Best Blogger Tips

Everyone loves bhindi at our home, and I am bored of trying out the same recipes again and again. Haven't tried the Rajasthani version yet, and this looks intriguing!

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Aww, nice recipe with step by step picks!

Gayathri Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Stuffed okra looks absolutely inviting...

Cham said... Best Blogger Tips

Okra and math story existed in our home too.We all love okra,this looks crispy and spicy!

Poonam Borkar said... Best Blogger Tips

simply superb..bhindi looks super tempting..mouthwatering!!

sushma said... Best Blogger Tips

Made this last week for BM. Loved the flavour

Srivalli said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very tempting Aarti..love bindi this way!

Athisaya Divya said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks super spicy and should pair well with some dal and rice!

Hema Nova said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy and mouthwatering

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Thats a new and interesting dish to me. Must taste yum

suhaina aji said... Best Blogger Tips

bhindi is my weakness.. cannot take my eyes off from the screen..looks fabulous.

The Pumpkin Farm said... Best Blogger Tips

i was rather opposite, i could eat bhindi anytime as a kid, have lost the apetite since i started making them on my own, but this looks worth trying

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

oh..my...wat a tasty treat..;)
Tasty Appetite

spuppala said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely dish..I already made this...with garam masala pastee,,hav to try with gram flour

Jill | Dulce Dough said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great combo of ingredients!

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome and such a tempting one. Luv it

Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

i never had okra this way before...and I love okra so will be trying it!

Susan and Abraham said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting and spicy bindi..thanks for sharing

Kurryleaves said... Best Blogger Tips

looks really tempting....need to try this one soon...

veena krishnakumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very tempting Aarthi!!!

Suma Gandlur said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks very delicious!

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Gosh, my favourites! Often wondered how to make these... now I can try it myself; thanks dear :)

Hemavathi Murari said... Best Blogger Tips

i just saw this in one more blog in blogging marathon. great to see it as rajasthani recipe here once again. i must try it out.

foodiliciousnan said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks yummy arathi :) This one's comfort food for me as my mom makes parval (potol) curry in a very similar way :) Check out the post i wrote on preparing Kundru(ivy gourd/kovakka/tindora/dondakaya) in a similar way:


durga kalyan said... Best Blogger Tips

very nice recipe.want to try this today.
can i use peanut powder instead of besan coz besan upsets tummy. and if i use peanuts then are there any changes in the ingredients.


Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@durga kalyanAdd peanut powder and some rice flour. Rice flour will hold the masala

SUSMERA VJ said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi, I am a avid follower of you blog. Love your reciepes and I have tried many. I liked this one and I tried it today. as mentioned in the above comment, I used peanut powder. But the bhindis were not frying. It was too sticky and in the process of getting them eatable, all the bhindis broke. On the whole it was a disaster. Taste was good but it did not turn out as expected. I want to know how exactly it will cook as the paste is a bit sticky and bhindis were in a lump. Please reply. Where do you think I went wrong.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@SUSMERA VJu have to cook this on a low heat for manu minutes..it will cook slowly from inside and gets crispy on the outside