Stuffed Okra

Stuffed Okra /Ladies finger / Bhindi / Bendakai is a dry type of curry. You can make it crispy by frying it on low to medium heat with a little “Extra” oil. I usually prepare this when I get baby okras. Normally served as a side dish along with dal and rice.
Prep Time
15 Minutes
Cooking Time
20 Minutes
3-4 People
Okra / Bendekai
Peanuts (optional)
Ginger Garlic Paste (optional)
Lemon / Lime Juice
1 Small
1 Tbsp.
1 Tsp.
To Taste
To Taste
To Taste
1 Tbsp.
For Stuffing
Gram Flour / Besan
Red Chilli Powder
Coriander Cumin Powder
Garam Masala
2 Tsp.
To Taste
½ Tsp.
½ Tsp.
½ - 1 Tsp.
Cumin seeds
Sesame seeds
Curry Leaves
½ Tsp.
1 Tsp.
1 Tsp.
1 Tbsp.
A Few
A pinch
1.     Mix the above dry ingredients in “For Stuffing” in a bowl and set aside
2.     Cut the top and the bottom tips of the okra and make a lengthwise slit, so that you can fill in some masala. (Do not slit it into half)
3.     Slice the onion lengthwise.
4.     Fill in the masala into the slit portion of okra and set it in a microwave safe plate.
5.     Drizzle a tbsp. of oil on top of the masala filled okra and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes.
6.     Keep checking after every minute of microwave heating. Set aside.
7.     In a broad pan heat oil and make the seasoning.
8.     To this add peanuts and roast lightly on a medium flame. Add sliced onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes, now add ginger garlic paste and cook till the raw smell goes away. Add salt and sugar to taste and cook for 1-2 minutes more.
9.     Now add the microwaved okra’s and the sprinkle the masala (only if the masala is left) over the okra cook till done.
10.  Squeeze lime juice and mix well. Switch off the stove.
Note: You can use dry mango powder to taste instead of lime juice.
The dry mango powder (Amchoor powder) should be added with the stuffing ingredients.


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