Friday, 14 August 2009

Bharwan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra

I hardly make this dish because we don't get the lovely tender Okra here in London. Last week, I managed to spot some good looking Okra in Wembley and decided to make my favourite 'Bharwan Bhindi'.
Okra / Bhindi / Ladies Finger, as we call it, is a super veggie with very low calories (approximately 25 calories in half a cup) and a powerhouse of nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium and Fiber. So, those of you hitting the Treadmill to loose weight, include this wonderful vegetable in your diet.


Tender Okra / Bhindi / Ladies Finger
2 tsp Red chilly Powder
2 tsp Coriander Powder
2 tsp Amchur Powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Besan / Gram Flour / Chickpea Flour
2 tsp oil
Salt to taste

Wash the Okra and pat dry. Cut the edges on both sides and make a vertical slit. Keep this aside.
Put all the spices mentioned above in a bowl. Add little besan and a little oil to bind the masalas together and mix well.
Stuff the Okras with this mixture. Keep the remaining mixture aside.
Heat oil in a pan and saute the Okra. Do not put any water. Once the Okra is cooked, add remaining mixture and salt to the sauteed okra. The Okra should be crisp, do not overcook to avoid loss of nutrients.
Serve your spicy Okra with hot Chapatis!!!
This entry goes to 'Side dish for Chapati' event hosted by Viki's Kitchen.


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