Stuffed lady’s finger fry | stuffed bhindi fry / okra fry recipe

Stuffed lady’s finger learnt from my moms kitchen. This recipe is one if my favorite recipe during my child hood days. Me and my brother loves this fry very much. This stuffed lady’s finger goes well with lemon rice and curd rice the best lunch box side dish. It also goes well with roti. Today I prepared this recipe to share with you people. I got the best comments from my colleagues and am very happy to share this recipe for them. And also my husband’s colleagues gave good comments. Thanks all for your support and motivation.

Stuffed lady's finger
Stuffed lady’s finger

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Stuffed lady's finger | stuffed bhindi / okra recipe
  1. In a pan add 2 tbsp peanuts and dry roast. Make sure you have removed the skin.
  2. Add 1 tsp fennel seeds.
  3. Add 3/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  4. Add 1 tsp mixed channa dal and urad dal
  5. Roast everything well in low flame and switch off the stove.
  6. Cool completely and grind to a coarse mixture in a mixie
  7. Add 1 tsp salt and mix well
  8. Wash and clean small sized lady's finger. Use small and even sized so that it cooks evenly and fast. Remove both ends and cut along the length but do not go deeper.
  9. Now stuff the mixture inside the lady's finger with a spoon.
  10. Repeat for all lady's finger and rest for half an hour.
  11. After resting time mix well by hands and let us start frying.
  12. In a pan add 2 tbsp oil.
  13. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds
  14. Add few curry leaved and 1 finely chopped onion.
  15. Add 1/2 tbsp chilly powder and 1 tsp coriander powder
  16. Add 1 tsp ajwain or Omam
  17. Place the stuffed lady's finger in the pan
  18. Add leftover mixture if any to the pan
  19. Close lid and cook. I placed a plate and pour little water on the plate so that the veg cook soon and do not burn. Cook in low flame till the end.
  20. Add 1 tsp garam masala powder
  21. Add a pinch asafoetida
  22. Remove lid and check in between. Add 1 chopped tomatoes when the veg is half done.
  23. Close lid and cook again
  24. The tomatoes will become mushy.
  25. Once the veg is cooked stir well and switch off. It takes around 15 mins in low flame.
  26. Stuffed lady's finger fry is ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

Important instructions to follow

  1. Choose lady's finger which is fresh, small and even sized
  2. For stuffing mixture do not add more fenugreek seeds than mentioned otherwise you would taste bitter
  3. Do not burn the veggies or the masala cook in low flame
  4. Add tomatoes only when the veggies are half done

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