Monday, January 11, 2010

Stuffed Masala Okra Fritters (Stuffed Masala Bhindi Fritters/ Masala Bhendaa Phodi)

A simple dish which is truly delightful and soul warming. Okra is an excellent vegetable, fosters effect digestion, aids in quick stomach relief, keeps the stomach bacteria (bad) free. Okra is either loved by many or hated by many. Its one vegetable which if consumed, offers plenty of health benefits to the individual. I pepped this dish up by adding a spice powder stuffing to it. It tasted nice and crispy.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Okra (sliced horizontally) - 5
Rice flour/ Rava - 3 tablespoon
Oil (approx ~ 2 tablespoon) - For frying
Salt - as per taste

Spice powder -
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Cumin powder - 1/3 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1/3 teaspoon
Red Chilli powder - 1/3 teaspoon
Pepper powder - 1/3 teaspoon
Mix all of them together

Wash the Okra thoroughly and slice them horizontally. Apply some salt and keep them aside for 5 minutes. Pick each of the piece and stuff the spice powder, dredge them in Rava/ Rice Flour and pan-fry with oil on the sides. Fry both the sides completely, as the Okra needs to be cooked completely on all the sides. Serve hot as a side dish.


  1. Love stuffed bhindi..My MIL makes this often for me and I love to have it with pej aur white rice with Dal.. divine food

  2. @ Uj - Thanks. I love stuffed Bhindi too. The taste is simply out of world, ain't it?? What better way than combining with Paej.

  3. I did not know about this type of phodi. Anything with bhaand gets my vote.
    Happy Sankranti to you and your family Ashwini.

  4. @ Supriya - Bhaand always rocks! Thanks for the festive wishes.

  5. favorite...i love it..thanks for stopping by my too have a great space here..

  6. @ Deepa - Thanks dear. Happy Blogging!!


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