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Besanwali Bhindi  Recipe

Crispy and spicy lady finger recipe - Marwari Style

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Besanwali Bhindi

Main Ingredients

Gram flour (besan), Ladyfingers (bhindi)





Level Of Cooking



  • Gram flour (besan)
    1/4 cup
  • Ladyfingers (bhindi) 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


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.

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