How to make Besanwali Bhindi - Crispy and spicy lady finger recipe - Marwari Style

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Main Ingredients : Gram Flour, Ladyfingers

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Besanwali Bhindi Recipe Card

Besanwali Bhindi

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Besanwali Bhindi checkout Zunka Bhakar, Kanda Peet Perun, Besan Ke Nimboo, Zhunka . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Pressure Cooker Aloo Sabzi, Methi Alu, Kaale Chane Aur Laal Saag Ki Subzi, Dahi Wala Bhein Aloo .

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Besanwali Bhindi Recipe

  • Gram Flour 1/4 cup

  • Ladyfingers small 400 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 1 1/2 teaspoon

  • Amchur powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) crushed 1 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder to taste

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Shallots 8-10


Step 1

Trim the lady fingers and make a slit on one side without cutting through.

Step 2

Take salt, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, roasted cumin powder, amchur, fennel seeds, red chilli powder and coriander powder in a small bowl and mix.

Step 3

Fill this mixture into the slits. Sprinkle the remaining mixture (if any) over the lady fingers and add a tablespoon of oil. Mix and set aside.

Step 4

Heat the remaining oil in a kadai, add onion seeds and sauté till fragrant. Add shallots and sauté for one minute.

Step 5

Add gram flour and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add the stuffed lady fingers and mix.

Step 6

Lower the heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, till the lady fingers get cooked and turn crisp. Serve hot.