Quick Bharwa bhindi

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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: Easy

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  • 500 g - lady's finger/bhindi/okra
  • Onions, thinly sliced
  • Coriander leaves
  • Oil
  • For the masala:
  • 1-2 tbsp - besan/gram flour
  • 2 tsp - amchoor powder
  • 2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - tamarind pulp or 1 tsp - tamarind pieces without seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - hing or asafoetida
  • 2 tsp - dry desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1 tsp - cumin powder
  • Salt
  • curry leaves
  • turmeric powder, pinch
  • 1/2 tsp - sugar
  • 3 tsp - peanuts
  • Chopped cashew nuts, optional

How to Make Quick Bharwa bhindi

  • For the masala: Heat 1 tsp oil and lightly roast peanuts, besan/gram flour, red chilli powder, cumin and coriander powder, hing, curry leaves, dry desiccated coconut, amchoor powder, turmeric powder, sugar, chopped cashew nuts for about 5 mins.
  • Remove from flame and allow to cool a bit, then add sugar and tamarind pulp or seedless tamarind pieces and grind to a smooth paste.
  • Slit the bhindi vertically and fill in with the ground masala.
  • Deep fry the stuffed bhindi and keep aside.
  • In a another pan, heat oil, saute the onions until golden brown and add coriander leaves and salt and some red chilli powder.
  • Cook for a while and finally add the fried lady's finger/bhindi.