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

  Prepare time:
 Cook:
 Serves: 4

 Main Ingredients:

  •  bhindi
  •   peanuts
  •   coconut
  •   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 DalalÒ€ℒs 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.

60 thoughts on “Bhindi Sambhariya ~ Gujarati Style Stuffed Okra

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

  3. 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. πŸ™‚

  4. 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.

  5. 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 πŸ™‚

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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…:-)

  12. 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…:-)

  13. 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…:-)

  14. Sailaja garu! Ee recipe chala baga vacchindi. Nenu leta sanna bendakayalu teesukini, mottham kaya ki gatu petti stuff chesi, kayani veginchanu. simply out of this world!
    Thank you so much!

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