Sambar with Stuffed Bhindi

Sambar with Stuffed Bhindi

Ingredients for Sambar

Cooked dal 2 cups
Tamarind juice 1 cup
Water 1 cup
Tomatoes 1
Onion 1 small
Green chillies slit 3
Curry leaves few
Ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder 1/2 tsp
Sambar powder 1/2tsp
Cumin & Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp each
Red chillies 2
Salt to taste


In a kadai add oil, cumin & mustard seeds and once they start to splutter add curry leaves, red chillies. Let them fry for a minute, now add sliced onions, green chillies, gg paste. Once the onions change colour add tomatoes, chilli powder, sambar powder and salt. Cover with lid and let it cook for few minutes. When you see oil floating on top add tamarind juice, water and cook for another 5 minutes. Add cooked dal and cook on low flame for 10 minutes. Add more water as per your consistency. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with steamed ricd and some papad!!

Ingredients for Stuffed bhindi

1/2 kg tender bhindi (Okra)
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Cumin powder 1 tsp
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Chopped coriander 2tsp
Aamchur powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil 2tsp


Wash and pat dry bhindi. Cut off the tip and the crown. Make a long slit and keep it aside. For stuffing add all the masala powders together with chopped coriander. Now stuff this masala in the slit bhindis with small spoon or hand.

In a non stick pan add oil and carefully place bhindis one by one. Cover with a lid and cook on low flame for 15 to 20 minutes. Keep checking in between and turn them slowly each side.

Once bhindi is cooked all sides, serve hot with roti or rice.

You can add some lemon juice in the stuffing.
Besan(2tsp) can also be mixed in the stuffing

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