HM’s Bharleli Bhindi

What do you cook for Mother’s Day when you’re not prepared and there’s only bhindi (okra), cabbage and bottle gourd at home? You cook HM’s Bharleli (stuffed) Bhindi!

Super simple, super quick and super yummy.
What you need:

  • 1/2 kg bhindi or okra 
  • 4 onions
  • Pinch of mustard seeds, cumin, hiing 
  • Chopped coriander (fistful)

For the stuffing:

  • 1 teaspoon of chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, chaat masala, salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of tumeric


  • Wash the bhindi and pat dry
  • Make a slight slit along the length without cutting the bhindi into two
  • Mix all the stuffing ingredients in a bowl and coat the bhindi inside the slit as well as outside
  • In an iron skillet (or any skillet), add some oil. When the oil is hot, add mustard and cumin seeds, and then the the chopped onions
  • Mix until they are translucent
  • Add the stuffed bhindi in the skillet and give it a gentle stir
  • Let it simmer for 20 minutes, but make sure you continuously stir it every few minutes
  • Once the bhindi is cooked, add the coriander
  • Ready!

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