Bharleli Bhendi (Stuffed Lady's Finger)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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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)

  • For filling:
  • 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.
  • For Lady's Fingers:
  • Wash and dry the lady's finger thoroughly.
  • Leave the stems on and cut a 1 -inch slit in the bottom of each bhendi. Stuff each.
  • For Cooking:
  • When all the bhendis are stuffed, heat oil in a medium-sized wok.
  • Pop the asafetida and turmeric in and stir. Add the bhendi to the wok and saute gently.
  • When the lady's fingers are evenly coated with oil and spice; put the remaining filling over them and cover.
  • Cook on a slow flame, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes till the bhendis are tender.