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Stuffed Bhindi (Okra) Pan Fry

Stuffed_Bhindi_Okra_Pan_Fry_1 Okra is known as Bhindi in Hindi and as Vendakkai in Tamil. Okra can be used to prepare Sambar, Kootu, Podi Kari, Stir Fry. Here is one more delicious dish – Pan fried Stuffed Bhindi (Okra). Though it is little time consuming to prepare, everyone at home will enjoy it.

Serves: 4

Cooking time: 30 minutes approximately


  • Okra – 16 to 20 no
  • Onion – 1 no chopped
  • Green chilli – 2 no chopped
  • Red chilli powder – ¾ tea spoon
  • Coriander powder – 1 table spoon
  • Gram flour (Kadalai Mavu in Tamil, Besan in Hindi) – 1½ table spoon
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tea spoon
  • Amchur powder (dry mango powder) – ½ tea spoon
  • Roasted cumin powder – ½ tea spoon
  • Garam masala powder – ¾ tea spoon
  • Asafetida – pinch (optional)
  • Salt –as per taste
  • Oil – 2 table spoon

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  • Masala mix preparation for stuffing bhindi:
    • Chop green chilli and onion nicely.
    • Heat a pan with one tea spoon of oil; add chopped onion, green chilli and fry well.

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    • Add all dry powder except Bengal gram powder and fry for few seconds; add Bengal gram powder and fry in low flame for few seconds.

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    • Now masala mix for stuffing bhindi is ready.

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  • Wash and wipe okra dry with a cloth; slit okra lengthwise (do not remove the seeds).
  • Now stuff carefully all okras with masala mix.

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  • Heat a pan with half tea spoon of oil; place 5 to 6 okras on the pan and cook in low flame; gently turn okras to all sides to cook evenly; cook till okra is soft; the colour of okra will change from green colour to light brown as it is cooked.

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  • Repeat the process for remaining okras also.

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  • Serve with Rice or Chappati.



  • Use firm and tender okras.
  • Dry mango powder can be replaced with lemon juice.

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • nithya January 16, 2010, 10:09 pm

    wow.. this is yummm.. I like anything with ladiesfinger and this one is really interesting .

  • Shivani February 5, 2013, 1:02 pm

    I tried out this recipe and it came out awesome… I loved it and am going to cook it again and again!!! Thank you for introducing such a lively dish!!!

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