Bharva Bhindi


  • 1 lb Bhendi, washed
  • 1 large onion , sliced finely
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

For stuffing:

  • 1 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp amchoor
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp saunf(fennel)
  • 2 tsp dhania pwd
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • Salt to taste


  • Make one slit on each bhendi and set side.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of the oil and fry the stuffing masala till well browned. Not more than a minute.
  • Stuff each bhendi with this masala and keep the remaining aside.
  • Heat the remaining oil, add the cumin seeds and when they splutter add the sliced onions.
  • When the onions start browning, add the remaining masala and the bhendi pieces.
  • Sprinkle some water and salt and cook covered on a low flame for 30 minutes.
  • Keep turning occassionally.
  • When the bhendi is done, take off the stovetop and sprinkle the lemon juice.Mix well.
  • Serve hot with chapati/rice and dal.

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