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Bharwa Bhindi recipe - stuffed okra fry

Bharwa Bhindi Recipe - Stuffed Okra Recipe

Learn to cook tasty stuffed okra bhindi sambhariya recipe. Bharwa bhindi masala.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people
Calories 150 kcal


  • 500 grams Okra or Ladies finger 
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric 
  • 2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Jeera powder
  • 1
    tbsp Sambar powder
  • 1 tsp Dry mango powder
  • 3 tbsp Roasted peanut powder

For Garnishing:

  • 1 tbsp Roasted cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp Roasted sesame seeds


  • Wash the okra thoroughly under running water. Pat dry and keep aside.
  • Cut the okra into 1 ½ inch pieces. Now give a vertical slit in each of the pieces for the stuffing of the masala.
  • In a mixing bowl, take roasted peanut powder, red chilli powder, salt, turmeric, coriander powder, jeera powder, sambar powder, dry mango powder and mix well. Keep aside.
  • Take half of the above mixture in a bowl, and add 1 tbsp of water or as needed so as to make a thick paste.
  • Stuff this paste into these okra pieces and keep aside.
  • In a thick bottomed pan, heat oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, place all these stuffed okra in the pan evenly. Sprinkle some salt over the okra so as to adjust the seasoning.
  • Cook on medium-low heat till the bhindi is cooked.
  • Flip the bhindi pieces after 10 mins.
  • Cook for another 10 mins with the lid closed.
  • Now open the lid, sprinkle the leftover masala mixture on the top and gently toss so that all the pieces are covered with the bharwan masala.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and garnish with roasted cashews and sesame seeds.


* There are many versions of these bharwan bhindi recipe. Roasted peanut powder is to enhance the taste. By any chance, you do not want to use roasted peanut powder can be avoided and you can go ahead with the recipe with remaining spices.
** If you want to use lemon instead of dry mango powder, you can use it instead of the water to make a paste of the bharwan bhindi. In such case, also sprinkle some lemon juice in the last over the cooked bhindi. 
*** Prefer using tender okra for this recipe. 
**** You can also try your own blend of spices for this recipe like substituting sambar powder with garam masala. Such type of permutations and combinations will help you in mastering the art of cooking.
Keyword Bharwan Bhindi, bhindi masala, dry sabzi, gluten-free, vegan