Stuffing is prepared with besan / gram flour. Lady’s finger or okra is stuffed with prepared besan mixture. They are then fried in oil along with spices till golden in color. The flour stuffed bhendi tastes good with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: 4 Servings Flour Stuffed Bhindi
Bhendi 15 – 20
Besan / Gram Flour 4 Tbsps
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Plain Thick Yogurt 1 Tbsp
Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to Taste
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Oil 2 tsps
Method of preparation:
Wash thoroughly and pat dry bhendi.
Remove ends and slit the bhendi vertically keeping the ends intact.
In a mixing bowl, mix together besan, yogurt, lemon juice, ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, red chili powder and salt.
Prepare the mixture into thick paste. Adjust yogurt or besan if necessary.
Stuff the bhendi with the prepared besan paste.
Heat oil in a wide pan on medium heat, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, carefully add the stuffed bhendi.
Cook covered for around 5 minutes until bhendi pieces turn little soft.
Uncover and fry the cooked bhendi until it gets light golden all around the edges.
Roast bhendi to the required preference and remove from heat.
Serve flour stuffed bhendi with plain steamed rice, or with roti or chapathi.
Notes:Make sure to scrape the bottom of the pan to avoid burning of any stuffing.
Suggestions: If bhendi feels raw, put back in stove and fry till cooked.
Variations: Use any fresh herbs to finish the stuffed bhendi, Bhendi and Fritters Curry, Okra Caldinha, etc…
Other Names:Besan Stuffed Okra, Flour Stuffed Bhindi, Bendakaya Senaga Pindi Gutti Kura.