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Bharleli Bhendi (Stuffed Lady's Finger) Recipe

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On :
Monday, 10 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Starter Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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  • ½ kg - even sized, tender lady's finger
  • 2.5 tbsp - fresh grated Coconut
  • 1 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • ¾ tsp - Coriander seed powder
  • ¾ tsp - Cumin seed powder
  • 3 tbsp - oil for seasoning
  • 2 tbsp - besan (gram flour)
  • 1 tsp - goda masala
  • a pinch Turmeric
  • a pinch asafetida
  • 1.5 tsp - oil for the filling
  • salt, Sugar to taste
  • How to Make Bharleli Bhendi (Stuffed Lady's Finger):

    1. For filling:
    2. Mix the besan, goda masala, red chilli powder, coconut, coriander and cumin seed powders, salt and sugar with the oil to get a granular filling.
    3. For Lady's Fingers:
    4. Wash and dry the lady's finger thoroughly.
    5. Leave the stems on and cut a 1 -inch slit in the bottom of each bhendi. Stuff each.
    6. For Cooking:
    7. When all the bhendis are stuffed, heat oil in a medium-sized wok.
    8. Pop the asafetida and turmeric in and stir. Add the bhendi to the wok and saute gently.
    9. When the lady's fingers are evenly coated with oil and spice; put the remaining filling over them and cover.
    10. Cook on a slow flame, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes till the bhendis are tender.


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