Bharleli Bhindi (stuffed Lady Finger)
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Bharleli bhindi (stuffed lady finger) is a specialty dish with lady fingers or bhindi slit lengthwise and stuffed with coconut, sugar, spices and coriander leaves. Shallow fry the stuffed lady fingers with choicest spice powders and serve spicy hot with roti.
- Coarsely grind the coconut, coriander leaves, salt, garam masala and sugar. add the juice of 1 lime to this mixer. mix well. add the finely chopped onion and the lady''s fingers
- Wash and dry each bhendi completely, otherwise they become mushy and sticky during cooking.
- Slit the bottom of each about halfway to the stem. stuff the slits with the coconut filling.
- When all the bhendis are stuffed, heat oil in a flat-bottemed pan.
- Add the turmeric and red chilli powder, then place the bhendis in the pan.
- Cook for 5 minutes before covering.
- Stir occasionally and carefully so as not to force the stuffing out.
- Cook uncovered till the bhendi is done through (about 20 minutes)
This recipe was contributed by vinodsharma on 23 Jan 2001
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