bharli bhendi recipe, how to make bharli bhendi

bharli bhendi recipe - stuffed okra with a spiced coconut-peanut filling.
RATE RECIPE
4.63 from 16 votes

bharli bhendi recipe with step by step pics – stuffed okra or bhindi with a spiced coconut-peanut filling.

bharli bhendi recipe

this is a dry bhindi recipe from the maharashtrian cuisine and one which my friend shared with me. in marathi the word ‘bharli’ means ‘stuffed’ and ‘bhendi’ is ‘okra’. hence the name bharli bhendi.

this is a simple bhindi recipe to make. cooking the okra does not take much time. its the preparation and stuffing that takes some time. but fairly easy to make. the recipe uses goda masala. but if you do not have goda masala, then just skip it and add garam masala powder instead. amount of garam masala is mentioned in the recipe box below.

the stuffing is made with coarsely ground roasted peanuts and fresh coconut along with spices. you can use desiccated coconut instead of fresh coconut too. garlic and fresh coriander leaves used in this recipe give a really good taste and flavor to the stuffing. if you like stuffed bhindi, then you can also have a look at this bharwa bhindi recipe.

bharli bhendi goes very well as a side dish with chapatis, parathas and even bread. you can also serve along with dal-rice, curd rice, varan bhaat.

if you are looking for more bhindi recipes then do check:

bharli bhendi recipe

Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:25 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes
Course:side dish
Cuisine:maharashtrian
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
4.63 from 16 votes
bharli bhendi recipe
bharli bhendi recipe - stuffed okra with a spiced coconut-peanut filling.

INGREDIENTS FOR bharli bhendi recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

main ingredients for bharli bhendi

  • 200 grams okra (bhindi or bhendi or lady finger) Or 20 to 22 small to medium sized okra
  • 3 tablespoon oil for sauteing okra
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • a few chopped coriander leaves for garnish (dhania patta)

stuffing masala (to be ground coarsely)

  • 2 to 3 garlic chopped + ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta) + ¼ cup roasted peanuts (moongphali) + 1 green chili, chopped

other ingredients to be added in the stuffing masala

  • ¼ cup tightly packed grated coconut or ¼ cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 2 teaspoon goda masala or ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon lime or lemon juice or add as per taste
  • ½ teaspoon sugar or powdered jaggery or add as per taste (optional)
  • salt as required

HOW TO MAKE bharli bhendi recipe

preparation for bharli bhendi recipe

  • heat a pan and add 1/4 cup peanuts.
  • on a low flame, roast the peanuts till they are crunchy and golden. keep aside and allow them to cool.
  • rinse 20 to 22 medium sized bhendi (okra or bhindi) in running water for a couple of times. 
  • then dry them with a clean kitchen towel or dry them naturally by spreading them in a plate.
  • slice off the crown and base tip of the bhendi. with a knife give a slit on one side. make slits on all the okra and keep aside.

preparing stuffing for bharli bhendi

  • in a grinder jar, add the roasted peanuts along with 1 green chili, 2 to 3 garlic, and 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves.
  • without adding water coarsely grind and keep this mixture aside.
  • in a plate or mixing bowl, take the ground mixture along with 1/4 cup tightly packed grated coconut, 1/2 tsp cumin powder, 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 2 tsp goda masala or 1/2 tsp garam masala powder, 1/2 tsp lime or lemon juice and 1/2 tsp sugar or salt as per taste.
  • mix the stuffing mixture very well.
  • now stuff this mixture in each bhindi very well.

sauteing and making bharli bhendi

  • heat 3 tbsp oil and crackle 1/2 tsp mustard seeds first. use a shallow frying pan.
  • lower the flame and then add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and a pinch of asafoetida.
  • stir very well and then add the stuffed okra. stir the okra well.
  • now cover the pan tightly with a lid and cook the bhindi.
  • do check in between and if the mixture looks dry or getting too browned, then sprinkle some water (about 1 to 2 tbsp water). stir, cover and continue to cook.
  • when the okra is half done, add the remaining ground stuffing masala.
  • stir. sprinkle some water if required. cover and cook.
  • it takes about 15 to 18 minutes for the bhindi to cook on a low flame. this is a dry bhindi sabzi when cooked. so there should be no water in the bhindi.
  • garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve bharli bhendi with chapatis or a side dish with dal-rice or varan-bhat.
GOOD KARMAall our content & photos are copyright protected. a lot of time and effort is spent in researching, developing, testing and photographing recipes. please do not copy. as a blogger, if you you want to adapt this recipe or make a youtube video, then please write the recipe in your own words and give a clickable link back to the recipe on this url.
TRIED THIS RECIPE ?i would love to hear from you. if you have made this recipe then rate the recipe or leave a comment below. if you like this recipe then do share the recipe link on facebook, twitter & pinterest. for instagram mention @vegrecipesofindia or tag #vegrecipesofindia

preparation for bharli bhendi recipe

1. heat a pan and add ¼ cup peanuts.

peanuts for bharli bhendi recipe

2. on a low flame, roast the peanuts till they are crunchy and golden. keep aside and allow them to cool.

peanuts for bharli bhendi recipe

3. rinse 20 to 22 medium sized bhendi (okra or bhindi) in running water for a couple of times. then dry them with a clean kitchen towel or dry them naturally by spreading them in a plate.

bhindi for bharli bhendi recipe

4. slice off the crown and base tip of the bhendi. with a knife give a slit on one side keeping about 0.5 to 1 cm space at the top and base. the whole bhindi (okra) should be intact. make slits on all the okra and keep aside.

bhindi for bharli bhendi recipe

5. in a grinder jar, add the roasted peanuts along with 1 green chili (chopped), 2 to 3 garlic (chopped) and ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves.

masala for bharli bhendi recipe

6. without adding water coarsely grind and keep this mixture aside.

masala mixture for bharli bhendi recipe

7. in a plate or mixing bowl, take the above ground mixture along with ¼ cup tightly packed grated coconut, ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, 2 tsp goda masala (or ½ tsp garam masala powder), ½ tsp lime or lemon juice and ½ tsp sugar or jaggery and salt as per taste.

spices for bharli bhendi recipe

8. mix the stuffing mixture very well with a spoon or with your hands. check the taste and add more of salt, sugar, lemon juice or spice powders if required.

mixture for bharli bhendi recipe

9. now stuff this mixture inside each bhindi. stuff very well.

stuffing masala for bharli bhendi

10. stuff the masala in each bhendi and keep aside. there will be some leftover masala which we will use later.

making bharli bhendi

making bharli bhendi

11. in a frying pan heat 3 tbsp oil and crackle ½ tsp mustard seeds first. use a shallow frying pan and not a deep one.

mustard for bharli bhendi recipe

12. lower the flame. then add ¼ tsp turmeric powder and a pinch of asafoetida.

turmeric for bharli bhendi recipe

13. stir very well and then add the stuffed okra.

bhindi for bharli bhendi recipe

14. stir the okra well.

making bharli bhendi recipe

15. now cover the pan tightly with a lid and cook the bhindi on a low flame. if you want you can sprinkle some water (1 to 2 tbsp) at this step before covering the pan.

preparing bharli bhendi recipe

16. do check in between and if the mixture looks dry or getting too browned, then sprinkle some water (about 1 to 2 tbsp). sprinkle all over and stir. cover and continue to cook.

making bharli bhendi recipe

17. when the bhindi is half done, add the leftover stuffing masala.

masala for bharli bhendi recipe

18. stir. sprinkle some water if required. cover and cook.

cooking bharli bhendi recipe

19. it takes about 15 to 18 minutes for the bhindi to cook on a low flame. this is a dry bhindi sabzi when cooked. so there should be no water in the okra.

cooking bharli bhendi recipe

20. garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve bharli bhendi with chapatis or a side dish with dal-rice or amti dal or varan.

bharli bhendi stuffed okra


POPULAR RECIPES

GET NEW RECIPES

Enter your Email Address

dassana amit

Founder, Chef, Recipe Developer, Food Photographer >> MORE ABOUT US

namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. We moderate comments and it takes 24 to 48 hours for the comments to appear. We thank you for your understanding and patience. If you have made the recipe, then you can also give a star rating.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

57 comments/reviews

shares