Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra

Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra is a rich and delicious dish made by stuffing small okra with a spiced and flavored filling made with roasted chickpea flour, peanut, sesame seeds, ginger garlic paste, spices. The stuffed okra are then cooked in a generous amount of oil and served with roti, dal or kadhi , rice for a complete meal. This vegan dish is popularly served in many Gujarati restaurants and in the wedding lunch or dinner.

Few points while making the recipe:

  1. Always use small tender okra or lady fingers or bhinda. The okra should be washed and then wiped and dried with kitchen towel.
Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra

2. A generous amount of oil is needed to make the recipe.

3. The stuffing prepared with roasted chick pea flour, peanuts, sesame seeds, sugar, salt , spices and oil can be mixed and refrigerated for a month or freezed for 3 months. So this way you can make the stuffing in big batches ahead and store and use when needed. It saves lots of time when making the recipe. This stuffing can be used to make stuffed brinjal or stuffed karela.

Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra

4. I prefer using a non stick pan to make the recipe. Place the stuffed okra in a single layer in the pan while cooking. This will ensure that the okra gets evenly cooked and not stick to each other.

Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra

5. If you do not have time to stuff the okra/lady finger/bhinda, then you can cut them into small length and cook them. Once they are cooked add the prepared stuffing and cook till the stuffing is nicely coated with the cooked okra.

6. Always leave some extra stuffing after filling the okra. This will prevent the stuffing from burning while cooking and also will give a rich taste and texture to the dish. Once the okra is fully cooked add the leftover in it. This will give good colour to the dish and make it more delicious.

Friends do make this recipe and I am sure it will be liked by all at home.

Khao dilse, khilao dilse aur banao dilse…

Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
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Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra

Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra is a rich and delicious dish made by stuffing small okra with a spiced and flavored filling made with roasted chickpea flour, peanut, sesame seeds, ginger garlic paste, spices. The stuffed okra are then cooked in a generous amount of oil and served with roti, dal or kadhi , rice for a complete meal. This vegan dish is popularly served in many Gujarati restaurants and in the wedding lunch or dinner.
Course dinner, festivalfood, lunch, Main Dish, vegan
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian, Kathiawadi
Keyword bharela shaak, bhinda, chickpeaflour, dinner, ladyfinger, luncbox, lunch, okra, peanut, stuffed vegetables
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 371kcal

Equipment

  • bowl
  • spoon
  • knife
  • nonstick pan
  • spatula

Ingredients

Stuffing

  • 1/2 cup chickpeaflour besan
  • 3 tbsp peanut
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds til
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder haldi
  • 3 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp dry mango powder amchur
  • 1.5 tsp garam masala
  • 1.5 tbsp coriander cumin powder dhania jeera powder
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida hing
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp coriander washed and chopped
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • salt to taste

To stuff and stir fry okra/ lady finger/bhinda

  • 30 okra I have used fresh small baby okra or lady finger or bhinda. Wash and pat them dry with kitchen towel.
  • 3 tbsp oil peanut oil is more preferrable or you can use oil of your choice
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida hing
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric haldi
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp water to sprinkle
  • 1 tbsp coriander washed and finely chopped to garnish and sprinkle.

Instructions

Stuffing

  • In a pan roast the chickpea flour on low heat for 7-8 minutes or till aromatic.
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
  • In a mixture jar add peanuts and sesame seeds.
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
  • Crush them together coarsely.
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
  • In a mixing plate add roasted chickpea flour, crushed peanuts, sesame seeds, asafoetida, turmeric, red chili powder, coriander cumin powder, garam masala, dry mango powder (amchur), sugar.
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
  • Add salt and oil.
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
  • Mix well. (This mixture can be freezed for three months or refrigerated for a month. You can hence make it in a big batch and store).
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
  • Add ginger garlic paste and mix well.
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
  • Add washed and chopped coriander and mix well..
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
  • The stuffing is ready to use.
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra

To stuff and stir fry okra/ lady finger/bhinda

  • Wash and pat dry the lady finger with kitchen towel. Cut the front and tail of the lady finger. Slit the lady finger from middle. Fill the stuffing into the slit. Keep the remaining stuffing to sprinkle at the end.
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
  • Heat oil in the pan. Add turmeric powder and asafoetida.
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
  • Add the stuffed bhinda and salt needed for the bhinda/okra (keep in mind the stuffing has salt). Cover and cook on medium heat for 7-8 minutes.
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
  • Cover the bhinda and cook further for more for 5-7 minutes.
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
  • Remove the lid and cook the bhinda for further 5-7 minutes till they are nicely cooked and turned soft.
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
  • Now add the remaining stuffing. Mix well and cook for further 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle some water on it.
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
  • Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra
  • Sprinkle chopped coriander and mix well. The bharela bhinda/bharwaan bhindi/stuffed okra are ready.
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  • Remove the bharela bhinda/bharwaan bhindi/stuffed okra in a serving bowl. Sprinkle coriander and serve it with chapati / bhakri/ rice flour roti and simple moong dal or gujarati kadhi. This subji can be refrigerated and stored for 3-4 days.
    Bharela Bhinda / Bharwaan Bhindi / Stuffed Okra

Nutrition

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1416IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 4mg

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