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Stuffed Steamed Bhindi

Photo credits: Asha Sreedharan


  • ½ kg ladies’ finger (bhindi)
  • 1 cup grated fresh coconut
  • ¼ cup Bengal gram flour (besan)
  • 2 tsp cumin (jeera) powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp dry dates (kharek) powder
  • 1 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ tsp unrefined salt
  • ⅛ tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • ⅛ tsp dry mango powder (amchur)


Wash and dry the bhindi. Slit lengthwise.

Mix the rest of the ingredients together to make the stuffing.

Stuff this into the bhindi (the more you stuff, the better).

Place the stuffed bhindis in a steamer and steam until cooked. Serve hot.

Serves 5-6



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