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Besan wali Bhindi- Okra in Gramflour

Bhindi or Okra can be cooked in different ways.You can keep it simple or add the indian masala to make the spicy masala bhindi. I have made this bhindi using besan (gramflour) and a pinch of hing (asafoetida) and the mixed foran which is also known as panch foran in India.The Panch Foran is a mixture of 5 different seasonings in one pack and each of the ingredients in this adds a flavor to this dish in its unique way !


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Here goes the step by step recipe to cook okra or bhindi with besan and panch foran.


  • Gram Flour /Besan 3 tablespoon
  • Bhindi 500 gm
  • Hing/Asfotedia – 1 teaspoon
  • Panch Foran 1 teaspoon
  • Dry spices- Coriander, Red chili, turmeric and cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Refined oil

Pre Prep

Wash and dry the bhindi and cut this into slits



In a kadhai add oil ,hing ,  panch foran and chopped onionsDSCN1868

  • When the onions turn pink add besan and raost this mixture till its turns golden brownDSCN1869
  • Keep it aside in a plateDSCN1873
  • In the same kadhai add oil and add the chopped bhindi and let this cook for 5 minutes on medium heat without the lid(bhindi should turn soft)DSCN1876
  • Add the dry spices and mix well and let this cook for 5 more minutesDSCN1877
  • Now add the besan masala prepared earlier to this mixture and mix wellDSCN1878

Cook this for 10 -15 minutes on low heat till the bhindi gets cooked (Keep the flame low and stir this with spoon)DSCN1883

Serve this with chappati or parathaDSCN1887

You Besan Bhindi is ready to serve!

 Happy Cooking 🙂

Cheers !


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