Stuffed(Bharva) Bhindi

1 lb Bhindi(lady finger), washed
1 large onion , sliced finely
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
For stuffing:
1 1/2 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp amchoor
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp saunf(fennel)
2 tsp dhania powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
Salt to taste
  1. Make one slit on each bhindi and set side.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil and fry the stuffing masala till well browned. Not more than a minute.
  3. Stuff each bhindi with this masala and keep the remaining aside.
  4. Heat the remaining oil, add the cumin seeds and when they splutter add the sliced onions.
  5. When the onions start browning, add the remaining masala and the bhindi pieces.
  6. Sprinkle some water and salt and cook covered on a low flame for 30 minutes.
  7. Keep turning occasionally.
  8. When the bhindi is done, take off the stove top and sprinkle the lemon juice.Mix well.
Serve hot with chappatis/rice and dal.
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