Bhindi Sambhariya ~ Gujarati Style Stuffed Okra



We are fortunate to get tender bhindi in our part of the world all through the year. And its a must buy vegetable on each visit to the Rythu Bazaar (Farmer’s Market).

One of the best vegetarian recipe I have had in a long time is a stuffed okra with its origins in Gujarat. Tarla Dalal’s recipe for a Gujarati stuffed bhindi is simply out of the world. I am not exaggerating. Those who hate okra will definitely fall in love with it when they try Bhindi Sambhariya.

Bhindi Sambhariya

Be sure to use tender okra and add enough stuffing in each okra. Its all the in the stuffing. The combination of ingredients that go into the stuffing are extremely flavorful hence do not skimp of the quantity of stuffing used for each okra.

Bhindi with stuffing ready to be stir fried

Bhindi Sambhariya Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 45-50 mts

Serves: 4

Cuisine: Gujarati

Source: Adapted from Tarla Dalal Cookbook

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Ingredients:

1/4 kg tender okra/bhindi/bendakayalu

1 tbsp oil

1/4 tsp hing/asafoetida/inguva

few curry leaves (optional)

For stuffing:

1 1/2 tsps ginger green chili paste

1/2 tbsp roasted coriander pwd

1 tsp roasted cumin powder

pinch garam masala powder

1/2 tbsp white sesame seeds

3-4 tbsps fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped

3 tbsps fresh coconut, grated

2 tsps brown sugar or jaggery or white sugar

2 tbsps coarsely powdered peanuts

1/2 tbsp oil

salt to taste

1 Mix all the ingredients meant for stuffing in a bowl. Keep aside.
2 Wash and pat dry bhindi. Make a slit length wise in each bhindi (as shown in the image above) and stuff 1 1/2 tbsps of stuffing in it. Stuff all the bhindi and keep aside
3 Heat oil in a vessel. Once hot, add asafoetida and curry leaves and saute for few seconds. Add the stuffed okra and spread them around the vessel in a single layer. Add any left over stuffing and cook on low medium flame without lid. Every few minutes turn the okra to allow even cooking on all sides. Slow roasting of the okra can take at least 30 minutes.
4 Turn off heat. Serve with rice or roti.

Bhindi Sambhariya ~ Gujarati Style Stuffed Okra

  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:
  • Serves: 4

Main Ingredients:

  1. bhindi
  2. peanuts
  3. coconut
  4. coriander leaves

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One of the best vegetarian recipe I have had in a long time is a stuffed okra with its origins in Gujarat. Tarla Dalal’s recipe for a Gujarati stuffed bhindi is simply out of the world. Those who hate okra will definitely fall in love with it when they try Bhindi Sambhariya.

Sailu

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  • Sowjanya

    Hi Sailu,

    The receipe photo itself looks soooo mouth watering…hmmm…. will definitely try this weekend.

  • http://paaka-shaale.blogspot.com Nishi

    Wonderful recipe. I love Okra in any form. Will try this soon :)

  • http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com Krithi

    Just washed some okra for making bhindi fry… Plan change.. Gonna try this now! Thanks for sharing and fabulous clicks…

  • Sharada

    Hello,
    Shilaja garu,

    The recipe sounds different and may be tasty. I am going to try it. When ever I need to fry I use electric skillet and it turns out great. Thanks for a new recipe.

  • Padma

    It looks yum. Since I don’t have bhindi at home, can I use the same stuffing with Karela or do I need to add anything else in order to reduce the taste of bitterness.

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      You can de-seed the karela, place in a cup of buttermilk and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder for about 15 mts. Drain and follow rest of the procedure. I have not tried with bitter gourd. Do let us know how it turns out.

  • http://www.asankhana.com Notyet100

    Will try this some time,recipe is new for me

  • http://tadkapasta.wordpress.com Tadka Pasta

    The filling sounds so good, and no need to roast and grind! We’ll try this the next time bhindi is on the menu. thanks!

  • http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com Priya

    Just makes me hungry, wat an incredible stuffed okras..

  • http://vegetableplatter.blogspot.com Deesha

    I have actually never tried making stuffed okra. This looks so so good.

  • Meghana

    Sailu,
    Great addition to your recipes. Just wanted to point out that we gujaratis (at least my family) use besan for stuffing along with all the other masalas. Tastes delectable and can be used for making stuffed capsicums and mirchis as well. :)

  • lalitha

    really its good, I never seen stuffed okra. I will try definitely. Thanks to sailu garu.

  • http://thecuisine.blogspot.com Hari Chandana

    Wow.. such a delicious and lovely recipe.. looks gr8 :)

  • http://www.madhurrecipes.blogspot.com Madhu

    I tried out your recipe of stuffed okras today. They were delicious … I never knew okras could taste that good. You were actually not exaggerating when you said that it was one of the best vegetarian recipes.

  • sneha

    really very delicious, i have tried n came out a winner recipe. thanx lot sailu garu..

  • http://kalyaniplatter.blogspot.com/ Kalyani

    very innovative and delicious recipe ……..

  • Archi

    Hi Sailu, I have been trying out the recipes from your website for quite sometime. But never commented. All your recipes are excellent. Yesterday, tried out your stuffed okra & it was awesome!!So, couldnt resist myself from leaving a comment. Thanks for the wonderful recipe :)

  • sarita

    Hi

    this is regarding cakes

    when you say 1 cup butter used in cake recipes can you give the measurement in grams
    how do you measure the butter
    do you melt the butter to liquid of just make it soft or do you just chop it to small pieces and fill the cup

  • Kanchana

    Hi sailu

    Ur receipe looks yummy can we actually do it oven because I think it might roast well in oven

  • http://mysoorean.blogspot.com Vani

    This sounds and looks amazing! Have bookmarked. Thanks :)

  • SiriN

    Hey, I’ve been following your recipes for sometime now and must say that your measurements are spot on… perfect taste!

    I tried this above recipe and it was so delicious…. I loved the taste of the stuffing, So, I did my own spin on it the second time. I mixed the stuffing as per your recipe and then I chopped up potatoes and then mixed them together and slow cooked it in a kadai. I must say it worked brilliantly with potatoes too.

    Thanks a ton and keep up the good work. Cheers!

  • Krithi

    Sailu, I tried this as I told… Was awesome simply out of the world (I am not exaggerating).. Even people who dont like okra would definitely love this…
    I have posted on my space…
    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/09/bhindi-sambhariya-stuffed-okra-gujarati.html

  • Dori Thurmond

    Wow, wow, wow… I’m going to make this soon!

  • Dori Thurmond

    Wow, wow, wow… I’m going to make this soon!

  • Dori Thurmond

    Wow, wow, wow… I’m going to make this soon!

  • Dori Thurmond

    Wow, wow, wow… I’m going to make this soon!

  • Dori Thurmond

    Wow, wow, wow… I’m going to make this soon!

  • Dori Thurmond

    Wow, wow, wow… I’m going to make this soon!

  • Dori Thurmond

    Wow, wow, wow… I’m going to make this soon!

  • Dori Thurmond

    Wow, wow, wow… I’m going to make this soon!

  • Dori Thurmond

    Wow, wow, wow… I’m going to make this soon!

  • Dori Thurmond

    Wow, wow, wow… I’m going to make this soon!

  • Dori Thurmond

    Wow, wow, wow… I’m going to make this soon!

  • Dori Thurmond

    Wow, wow, wow… I’m going to make this soon!

  • Dori Thurmond

    Wow, wow, wow… I’m going to make this soon!

  • Dori Thurmond

    Wow, wow, wow… I’m going to make this soon!

  • MizAngelWolf

    This tastes amazing!

  • MizAngelWolf

    This tastes amazing!

  • MizAngelWolf

    This tastes amazing!

  • Fazela

    Hi Sailu, I made this bhindi fry tonite. Got super nostalgic, coz my mom used to make it just like you have the recipe. It turned out super!!!!
    Thanks so much!

  • Fazela

    Hi Sailu, I made this bhindi fry tonite. Got super nostalgic, coz my mom used to make it just like you have the recipe. It turned out super!!!!
    Thanks so much!

  • http://www.veg-indian-recipes.com/ Mansi

    Bhindi Sambhariya looks very yummy and tasty. it is very famous in gujarati dishes. i will try it soon. thnx for sharing with us.

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  • Kavs

    Hi Sailu! Iam a big follower of your recipes! And i tried this out last week. It was the HIT of the thanksgiving weekend! Everyone loved it. Thanks to you for sharing these lovely recipes. Thanks a bunch…:-)

  • Kavs

    Hi Sailu! Iam a big follower of your recipes! And i tried this out last week. It was the HIT of the thanksgiving weekend! Everyone loved it. Thanks to you for sharing these lovely recipes. Thanks a bunch…:-)

  • Kavs

    Hi Sailu! Iam a big follower of your recipes! And i tried this out last week. It was the HIT of the thanksgiving weekend! Everyone loved it. Thanks to you for sharing these lovely recipes. Thanks a bunch…:-)

  • http://www.smsjokes.pk/Birthday-SMS/ birthday sms

    I really like to try this at home

  • Dhanniartist

    Definitely the tastiest version of bhindi. follow your recipies regularly. Put up more of Gujarathi recipes please

  • jharna

    One of my favorite vegetable lady finger, but was unaware of this recipe.
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  • Bcwebwise12

    Just want to know can we prepared this recipe with green chutney

  • anal

    mouth watering!!!

  • anal

    mouth watering!!!

  • Ren

    Wow that was the best bhindi I’ve ever had! Thank you!

  • Edwin Sequeira

    Superb.

  • poorni

    Hi, Do you use fried peanuts or raw peanuts?