Chatpati Bhindi Recipe - Crisp ladyfingers, cooked just the way kids would like them.

This recipe is from the book Fun Food For Fussy Kids.

Main Ingredients : Ladyfingers (bhindi), Shallots

Cuisine : Delhi

Course : Main Course_Veg

Chatpati Bhindi

Chatpati Bhindi Recipe - How to make Chatpati Bhindi


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Ladyfingers (bhindi) 200 grams

  • Shallots 8-10

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Chaat masala 3 teaspoons

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) crushed 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Gram flour (besan) 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Trim the lady’s fingers and make a slit on one side without cutting through. Place the turmeric, garam masala, roasted cumin, red chilli and coriander powders, salt, one teaspoon chaat masala and fennel seeds in a small bowl and mix.

Step 2

Fill this mixture into the slits of the lady’s fingers. Sprinkle the remaining mixture (if any) over the lady’s fingers and add a tablespoon of oil. Mix and set aside. Heat the remaining oil in a non-stick kadai, add the shallots and sauté for one minute.

Step 3

Add the gram flour and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add the stuffed lady fingers and mix. Lower the heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, till the lady’s fingers get cooked and turn crisp.

Step 4

Garnish with the fresh coriander, sprinkle the remaining chaat masala and dried mango powder and serve hot.

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