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The Healthify Food Library




Bharwa, commonly known as Bharwa Bhindi in India, is a popular and traditional Indian dish that is a stuffing of spices in okra (lady's fingers). Each okra is filled with a special blend of spices making it a delightful and flavorful side dish. It is frequently seen in regular home cooking as well as festive meals across various Indian states.

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bhindi (okra)

250 grams


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

cumin powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 tablespoon

amchur (dry mango powder)

1 teaspoon

asafoetida (hing)

A pinch



Step 1:

Wash and pat dry the okra. Make a slit on each piece without cutting through completely.

Step 2:

In a small bowl, mix salt, turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder, amchur and asafoetida.

Step 3:

Fill each okra with the spice mixture.

Step 4:

Heat oil in a pan and add the stuffed okra. Cook on a medium flame until okra is cooked and crispy.

Step 5:

Serve the Bharwa Bhindi hot with plain roti or dal-rice.

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