Sunday 25 September 2016

Rajsthani Besanwali Bharwa bhindi

Indian cuisine encompasses a wide variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to India. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines vary significantly from each other and use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also heavily influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. Cooking in Rajasthan, an arid region, has been strongly shaped by the availability of ingredients. Because water is at a premium, food is generally cooked in milk or ghee, making it quite rich. Gram flour is a mainstay of Marwari food mainly due to the scarcity of vegetables in the area. 

These Stuffed lady fingers are also one of them, This is quite easy and no fuss recipe. This Bhindi recipe requires Some regular spices, Roasted Gram Flour and Onions ( Optional), and your spicy and crispy Bhindi is ready to serve. Being a Rajsthani, My mom used to make this Besanwali Bharwa Bhindi. I love to enjoy it with Some Boondi ka Raita or with simple yogurt with bit of Sugar in it. As Nowadays I could not enjoy that Garma garam Roti with this super tempting sabzi, which my mom used to serve me. :( Priorities change the life, As Now its more important for me to serve my husband and daughter. very rarely i got chance to enjoy some hot phulkas or parathas, In fact the chances are Nil. Though many times Himanshu used to tell me let me make something whatever you want, well, it was a weekend yesterday, and he was telling me let me make some Upma for you in breakfast, I will find the recipe on Youtube ;) Lol...I told him, Ohhh really, Then Why Youtube? Your Blogger wife is here, ask me...hahahah...and he was like, ya ya Blogger madam ;) and he made nice Upma, though I helped him, But had a fun. Then I was asking him that what to make in lunch? 

As We #foodiemonday People are going to make some #Stuffedveggies for our this Monday Bloghop Event, and I was not at all ready that what to make in next event. I was thinking to make some stuffed brinjals, That small Brinjals, But couldn't find them fresh and quality was not good. So I had some fresh Okra or ladyfingers or Bhindi in my Fridge, and I was all set for next bloghop. Ohh yess, So I was telling that I asked himanshu that what to make in lunch, and then I made these stuffed Besanwali Bharwa Bhindi with Garma Garam Roti, and We enjoyed our lunch, These Bhindi are stuffed with Some regular spices and then cooked with roasted gram flour, and the the use of kalaunji is good to make the Bhindi more delicious. Ohh yes this time Prisha's mention is not in my today's post, As she is sick again with tonsillitis. and have to bear with Antibiotics once again which I don't want at all :( But she is all Ok now. So You guys Enjoy this Besanwali Bharwa Bhindi recipe below and Enjoyy :)


 1/4 Cup Gram Flour, Roasted
 500 gm Bhindi (Ladyfingers)

 1/2 tsp Onion seeds, Kalonji
 1 Onion, sliced chopped
 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
 1 tsp Garam masala powder 

 11/2 tsp Roasted cumin powder
 11/2 tsp Fennel seeds, crushed    

 1/2 tsp Red chili powder to taste
 1 Tbsp  Coriander powder
 4 Tbsp Oil 

 Salt to taste 


1. Clean the Bhindi with the help of wet cloth and Trim them and make a slit on one side without cutting through.

2. Take salt, turmeric powder, Garam Masala powder, roasted cumin powder, fennel seeds, red chili powder and coriander powder in a small bowl and mix.

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

4. Heat the re
maining oil in a pan, add Onion seeds and saute till fragrant. Add Onions and saute for one minute.

5. Add gram flour and saute for a couple of minutes. Add the stuffed Bhindi and mix.

Lower the heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, till the Bhindi get cooked and turn crisp. Serve hot with Roti or Paratha, Daal or Raita.

Recipe adopted from: Sanjeev kapoor's kitchen.


  1. anything with okra i am in...lovely share

  2. These okras look spicy and delicious....very inviting 😊

  3. Okra looks so spicy and yummy Waagmi. Superb share. Loved the use of kalonji.

  4. Love stuffed bhindi. Different stuffing so will try it out. Waagmi, my hubby''s excuse for not cooking for me is he doesn't know! He cooks non veg. Says he can't follow recipes:)

  5. Lovely and tempting recipe share Waagmi! The ingredients are quite similar to a stuffed veggie recipe I make often except for few of them. Bookmarking this recipe.

  6. I am a big fan of bharwa bhindi and this looks killer.. .Super share!