How to make Rajasthani Bhindi -

Lady fingers cooked with fresh indian spices in rajasthani style.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Ladyfingers (bhindi),

Cuisine : Rajasthani

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Rajasthani Bhindi

Rajasthani Bhindi Recipe Card


Hindi: bhindi
Also called as okra and gumbo in the rest of the world, ladyfingers are had best when cooked fresh. Stuff with a tangy masala, deep-fry to crisp with peanuts, serve in raita or batter fry as pakoras, this finger is definitely an all-rounder!  It even takes the sour of lemon or dry mango powder very well. When buying, look for young pods free of bruises, tender but not soft, and no more than four inches long.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Rajasthani Bhindi Recipe

  • Ladyfingers (bhindi) 250 grams

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 3 teaspoons

  • Green chillies chopped 4

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Snip off the two ends of the ladyfingers and slit on one side. Mix together bengal gram flour, chopped green chillies, one teaspoon fennel seeds and all other dry masalas except cumin and onion seeds. Add a tablespoon of oil and salt and mix well. Stuff this masala into the ladyfingers.

Step 2

Heat three tablespoons of oil, add the remaining fennel seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies and onion seeds, fry for a minute. Add ladyfingers and saute for five minutes, cover and cook stirring till they are cooked. Uncover and saute till the ladyfingers are crisp. Serve hot.

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