How to make Chatpati Bhindi - Crisp ladyfingers, cooked just the way kids would like them.

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

Main Ingredients : Ladyfingers, Shallots (शैलट)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Chatpati 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 Chatpati Bhindi checkout Bhindi Masala, Achari Dahiwali Bhindi, Spicy Bhindi Andhra Style, Bhindi Aur Oats Sabji . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Hara Choliya Dahi Ka Chounk, Jain Pitla, Matlo Undhiyo, Gobhi Keema.

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Chatpati Bhindi
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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chatpati Bhindi Recipe

  • Ladyfingers 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

Method

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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