I first ate this Stuffed Bhendi at a friend's place about 7-8 years back. But somehow never got to make it at home. When we went to the market to get the usual veggies, S challenged me to make something interesting with bhendi as all the regular stuff with okra was getting boring. 

So I googled to look for varieties which can be made using okra. In many places I saw the recipe for stuffed bhendi which reminded me of the recipe which I had noted down from my friend. So these stuffed bhendi appeared on our dining table as a pleasant surprise! My kids also liked it as it was mildly spiced. I thought they could be served as appetizers too! We loved to pop them as is but they were better to eat as an accompaniment to dal and rice.

Stuffed Bhendi

Ingredients - 

Bhendi/Bendakaya/Okra about 1/2 lb or 250 gms
Dhania/Coriander Seeds 1 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeera 1 Tbsp
Mirchi Powder 1/2 tsp (or as per taste)
Amchur Powder 1 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Hing / Asafoetida couple pinches

Oil 1 Tbsp (or more if desired)
Onions finely chopped 1/2 cup
Stuffed Bhendi

Method Of Preparation - 

Wash, wipe and chop off the ends of bhendi/okra and set aside.

Grind coriander and cumin to a fine powder or use store bought dhania and jeera powders. 

In a bowl, add dhania powder, jeera powder, mirchi powder, amchur powder, salt, turmeric, hing and mix them well.

Now make vertical slits in all the bhendis. Take care not to completely cut the bhendi. Leave about one centimeter on either ends when making slits.

In each of the slits, carefully spoon the masala and set aside.

In a heated wok/kadai add 2 tsp of oil and saute the finely chopped onions. Transfer the sauteed onions onto a bowl.

In the same kadai, add 2 tsp of oil and saute gently arrange the okras. Fry them until they are slightly crispy. Keep stirring them carefully so that they get cooked evenly.

It should be done in anywhere between 15 - 20 min.

Stuffed Bhendi

Remove from flame and serve as an accompaniment to rice and dal.

Preparation Time 20 min + Cooking Time 20 min 
Serves 2-3 Adults
Posted by Harini on Friday, February 18, 2011


  1. looks delicious. love it.. masala seems to have been well absorbed by bhindi... nice recipe...

  2. divya Says:
  3. wow looks awesome and too tempting clicks...

  4. Stuffed Okra looks so delicious and yummy. Great preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. I can't resist stuffed okras...looks yummy!

  7. Unknown Says:
  8. Looks amazing dear.

  9. aipi Says:
  10. I loooove stuffed okras..very delicious looking dear!

    US Masala

  11. the stuffed bhindi looks very delicious and tempting.

  12. My fav okra dish..

  13. looks delicious dear :)

  14. Kannan Says:
  15. Your blog is fine.

  16. Pari Vasisht Says:
  17. Love the stuffed bhindi anytime, looks so good.

  18. Priya Suresh Says:
  19. Yum,yum, am addict to these stuffed bhindi,love it anytime..

  20. Preety Says:
  21. looks so spicy and crispy..yumm

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