Oil-Free Okra | Stuffed-; Okra |Masala Bhendi | Bharwa Bhindi

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Learn how to make OIL-FREE Stuff Okra/ Bhendi. This steam stuffed Bhendi is a very tasty and nutritiously healthy authentic recipe. Especially it is a very good recipe for the people who are suffering from heart disease. The zero oil use in the recipe and Bhendi’s low calories & high dietary fibre property make this recipe more favourable for the people who want to lose weight.

Indian Spiced Stuffed Okra is a lip smacking entry dish, with a dramatic combination of spices and groundnuts powder filled delicately into fresh slit okra. Stuffed Okra never fails to be a mealtime pleaser, and your family will love you for serving this up.

This recipe is quick and easy to make. Must try!

Oil-Free Stuffed Okra

Preparation Time: 10 Mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Serve: 4 People

Type: Main Course

Oil-Free Stuffed Okra


  • 150 Gms Ladyfinger/ Okra
  • 2 tbsp Dry Roasted Coconut
  • 2 tbsp Roasted Groundnut Powder
  • 2 tbsp Gram Flour
  • 1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • Coriander Leaves

Method of Preparation:

How to make Stuffing:

  • In large mixing bowl; add Dry roasted Coconut (or desiccated coconut powder) and crush it with hands.
  • Add Roasted Groundnut powder, Gram Flour, Ginger-garlic Paste, Dry Mango Powder, Turmeric, Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Sugar, Salt, Asafoetida and Coriander Leaves.
  • Mix everything up well and stuffing is ready.

How to Stuff Okra:

  • Wash the Okra (Bhendi) and let it dry.
  • Then cut ends of Okra and make a slit in each Bhendi lengthwise without cutting through the entire length.
  • Cut all the Okra’s.
  • Take Okra and stuff the prepared masala into it.
  • Repeat the process and stuff all the Okra’s with masala.

How to Steam Okra:

  • Add Water in Steamer.
  • Put all Stuffed Okra on steamer plate.
  • Cover with lid and let it steam for 10 minutes or cook it until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Garnish with Coriander Leaves and serve hot with Roti, Chapati or enjoy with Khichdi.

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