Bharwan Bhindi | Stuffed Ladysfinger Fry

Bharwan Bhindi | Stuffed Ladysfinger Fry, a traditional and richest curry variety in many parts of Northern India. Okras are stuffed with spices and then shallow frying them in oil makes them crispy and yummy dish. Bharwan Bhindi is a perfect dish which would be liked by all. By using a non-stick wide pan, we can use very less oil to fry the okras. There are many variations available for the stuffing that we can use for this dry curry. I am using simple sambar powder which has all the key masalas for the stuffing. This Bharwan Bhindi (Stuffed Ladysfinger Fry) would be a perfect dish for any parties to treat our special guests and relatives!

Bharwan Bhindi | Stuffed Ladysfinger Fry
Bharwan Bhindi | Stuffed Ladysfinger Fry

Preparation time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins

Bharwan Bhindi | Stuffed Ladysfinger Fry
Bharwan Bhindi | Stuffed Ladysfinger Fry

Tender Ladysfinger250gms
Sambar Powder*2 Tablespoon
Amachoor Powder (Mango Powder)1/4 Tablespoon
Besan flour (Gram flour)1 tablespoon
Lemon Juice1/4 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste
Oil1 tablespoon
Chopped Coriander Leaves1 tablespoon

* We can alternate sambar powder with rasam powder or idli milagai podi (Gun Powder) also


  1. For Bharwan Bhindi (Stuffed Ladysfinger Fry), always use tender ladysfinger. Wash and dry pat each ladysfinger. Chop the heads of the ladysfinger. Cut each ladysfinger into 2 halves but not till the end as shown in the picture. 

  2. Take a bowl and add sambar powder, amchoor powder and besan flour and mix well. Add salt and mix well. Finally add lemon juice and sprinkle some water and make it to a thick paste

  3. Take each ladysfinger open up the cut portion and using your point finger, apply little masala and close it. Repeat the same for rest of the ladysfinger 

  4. Heat a pan and place each ladysfinger making sure the open cut end stuffed with masala facing upwards as shown in the picture. We are keeping the ladysfinger in this position particularly to prevent the masala getting disintegrating in the oil. Add tablespoon of oil and sprinkle little water and cover the pan with a lid. Keep the flame low and allow the ladysfinger and masala to cook for 4-5 minutes

  5. Then again open the lid and toss the ladysfinger so that they get flipped to other side. Sprinkle very little water and again cover the pan with the lid and allow it to cook for 5 minutes. Repeat this for another 2 times so that all the ladysfinger gets evenly cooked on all sides and masala gets cooked nicely with ladysfinger

  6. Finally add thinly sliced onions and finely chopped coriander leaves and saute them with ladysfinger till the onions turns slightly brown color. Remove the Bharwan Bhindi from flame

  7. Serve this irresistible Bharwan Bhindi | Stuffed Ladysfinger Fry with Pulao or any rice varieties of your choice and enjoy!
  8. Bharwan Bhindi | Stuffed Ladysfinger Fry
    Bharwan Bhindi | Stuffed Ladysfinger Fry

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