Stuffed Bhendi

Stuffed vegetables make great accompaniments. Although ,they involve  a lot more efforts ,it is worth it. Stuffed bhendi is tasty and can be prepared for lunch.

Bhendi or ladies finger ,popular as okra to many is extensively used in our daily cooking. It is a wonderful vegetable filled with pyridoxine,minerals as vitamin A,B ,C and K also iron, manganese  and potash. It is suggested that one needs to include more of this veggie in their diet to prevent alzeihmers. It  is low in calorie and ideal for those with diabetics . Try to include in different. Here is the recipe of stuffed bhendi for you.


A) To make you need

  • bhendi or ladies finger 1/2 kg
  • oil

Choose tender and small garden fresh  bhendis for this vegetable.

B)  To be ground to a paste:

  • onion 2
  • tomato 1
  • ginger 1/2 inch
  • green chilly 2
  • coriander 1/2 bunch
  • cumin 1/4 tsp
  • chilly powder 1 tsp
  • fresh coconut 1bowl
  • salt

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Method :

  • Wash the okra and pat dry.
  • Trim the edges
  • Make a slit in the centre with a sharp knife.
  • Grind all the ingredients to a fine paste.
  • Slowly fill into it . Take care, as you may break open it further.
  • Keep aside.
  • Repeat for all the bhendi
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Slowly add the stuffed bhendi and let cook on a slow flame.
  • Saute once in a while,lest they do not mess up.
  • Add the remaining paste.
  • Cook for five more minutes.
  • Remove from fire, serve with chapati or roti.

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bhendi trimmed

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bhendi slit

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stuffed with the paste

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Related post of capscicum can be found here :

I found on my blogging friend VidyaLakshmi Chandrahasa’s  website the  kind of vegetable that we usually make and thought of sharing it here :

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Stuffed Capsicum (microwave cooking)

Stuffed vegetables are relished by all and they make good accompaniments with nan or chapatis. Capsicum have always been used numerously in vegetables and rice dishes,but stuffed one makes an ideal meal. Here is a microwave cooking  with a step by step picture. Do let me know what you feel.

The ingredients that you need 

Capsicum 6 large ones


For the stuffing :

boiled potatoes 4

onion finely cut 2

chilli powder 1 tsp

cumin powder 1/2 tsp

garam masala 1/4 tsp


coriander leaves


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Method :

Take the capsicum and scoop it at the top  with a knife. Remove the seeds.

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Make the filling with the boiled potatoes. Mash the potatoes, add the cut onions,chilli powder,garam masala,salt and coriander leaves. Mix well.

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Fill into each one of the capsicum.

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Take oil in a microwave safe dish and heat it.

Keep the stuffed veggies in it and microwave for ten minutes.

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It takes about fifteen minutes to be done in the microwave. Change the temperature and keep it for maximum of four minutes, Repeat again

I hope  this is new to you and have you liked this version of stuffed capsicum of mine. ? Do let me know.

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