Friday, 23 August 2013

Bhindi or ladyfinger is a widely used vegetable all over India. It is been cooked in a variety of manner in different parts of the country. Some people like it in dry form, some with lots of spices, some with gravy and everyone have there own way of cooking it. The recipe which i am sharing today is quite common in name, but lots of people ask how to cook that? Even i dint knew how to cook it for a long time, unless my mother in law shared this recipe with me. I always thought that it requires lot of effort and ingredients but it is quite simple and can be made with the everyday spices used in the kitchen.

lets look at the ingredients used:-

Stuffed Bhindi
  1. Bhindi 250gm
  2. Onion 1 chopped
  3. Oil 3tbs
  4. Jeera/cumin seeds 1tbs
For stuffing
  1. Salt as per taste
  2. Red chili powder 2tbs
  3. Turmeric powder 2tbs
  4. Dhania powder 3tbs
  5. Garam masala powder 2tbs
  6. Dry mango powder 2tbs

Looking at the step by step process:-
First of all take bhindis and chop off both the ends, Make a slit on one side ensuring that the knife does not pass through the other side. One can see in the image below how slit is made. 

Then take all the spices as mentioned and mix them together to make filling for the bhindis. 

Fill the mixture in the slit which was made earlier. One can see in the image how bhindis look like after stuffing in the mixture.

After that take oil in a pan/kadhai, add jeera and chopped onions saute it till golden brown in colour.

Then add bhindis in the kadhai, stir in with the onion and cover it. Keep the flame on slow and stir after 10-15 minutes.

It takes about 20 minutes to cook the bhindis properly and they will turn golden brown in colour when ready.

Bharva Bhindis can be enjoyed with roti or naan and is mostly used as side dish during lunch or dinner. 

Benefits of ladyfinger/bhindi :-
  1. The fiber and mucilage found in Bhindi helps adjust blood sugar by regulating its absorption.
  2. It helps lubricate large intestine due to its laxative property.
  3. It helps to prevent constipation.
  4. It is good for summer heat treatment.
  5. It is good for preventing diabetes.
  6. It is ideal vegetable for weight loss and is store house of health benefits provided it is cooked on low flame.



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