North Indian Curry


stuffed bhindi

Today i have for you all a… popular North Indian side dish / Subzi that is very common in most of the restaurant menu card , dhabha and north Indian house. There are many ways one can make ” Stuffed bhindi or Bharwan Bhindi “. The recipe that i am sharing today is almost like Bhindi do pyaza . A combination of spices stuffed inside the Bhindi not only tastes awesome but is also simple and easy to make .Addition of fennel powder gives a unique characteristic flavor . As in my home we all are bhindi fans , i keep making lot of varieties from bhindi . Even in this stuffed bhindi there are 2-3 different recipes that i do but for today its the simplest one . Do give a try and i am sure you will love it.. Here you go…


Smitha Kalluraya
Bharwan Bhindi is actually stuffed lady's fingers .The stuffing can vary. This a delicious recipe where spice powders are stuffed inside ladys finger to get yummy masala bhindi . Enjoy it with roti or dal ...
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine north indian
Servings 4 serving


  • 500 gms bhindi / ladys finger
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • 1 big onion, chopped
  • 4-5 tbsp Oil


  • 3 tbsps Coriander powder / Dhania powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Powder/ Jeera powder
  • 3 tsps Fennel powder / Saunf powder
  • 2 tsps Dry Mango Powder / Amchoor
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala powder
  • 2 tsps red chili powder, ( based on your spice level )
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • To taste Salt


  • Wash the bhindi and wipe them dry with a clean kitchen towel. Remove the cap and the bottom part.
    stuffed ladysfinger
  • Make a slit in the bhindi lengthwise. Take care not to cut it fully .
  • Take all the dry masalas in a bowl .
  • Mix them well .
  • Take each bhindi and stuff the dry masala mixture into the slit made in them . Stuff all the bhindi's similarly .
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds .
  • Once it splutters add sliced onions. Saute for 2-3 mins .
  • Next add the stuffed bhindis and mix well. Saute for 2-3 mins .
  • Add the remaining masala powder if any . Reduce the flame to low and cover and cok the bhindi until they are tender .This may take around 15 mins . Turn them in between 3-4 times to avoid burning .
  • Serve hot stuffed bhindi with parathas or roti or with Dal . I am sure you will enjoy this simple yet flavorful bharwa bhindi .


  • Pick small tender bhindis .
  • Don't cut the oil much for this recipe. It won't taste that great ..
  • I prefer shallow heavy pan or non stick pan for this dish rather than kadai .
If you want some more recipes from bhindi do check HERE
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Love ~Smitha

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  • Reply
    August 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    bhendi stuffing looks very delicious…

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    jeeny weasly
    August 30, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Its really quick and easy..loving it.

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    Amina Khaleel
    August 30, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    nice recipe.. thanks for sharing… I am hosting an event in my blog. Please participate an send your entries soon…

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    Antonet Roajer
    September 2, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Mouthwatering bhindi recipe. Yummy!!

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