Stuffed Okra / Bhendi

My husband loves stuffed okra so I thought of making it when his friends came over few days back for dinner and they all loved it, I had stored few stuffed okra in the fridge and cooked it the other day for tiffin my office friends also loved the sweet / spicy taste. So here is my mother’s Gujarati style recipe for stuffed okra / bharela bhinda.


Bhendi / Okra – 250 gm
Besan / Gram flour – 1 cup
Corriander powder – 2 tsp
Salt – as per taste
Sugar – 2 tsp
Red chilly powder – 3 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
Amchur – 1 tsp (optional)
Tomato Ketchup / Tomato puree – 2 tsp
Ginger & Garlic Paste – 1 tsp (optional)

You can stuff the Okra and store it in the fridge in an air tight container and cook it next day or few days later


  1. Mix  Gram flour with all the ingredients (Corriander powder,Salt,Sugar,Red chilly powder,Turmeric Powder,Cumin Powder,Tomato puree,Amchur,Ginger & Garlic Paste) in a bowl. (You can dry roast the mixture in a pan with 1 tsp of oil but I didnt do it its optional )
  2. Make the stuffing spicy , as it will bring out the taste.
  3. Add 1 tsp of oil, mix it well.
  4. Stuff each Okra with the mixture  by slitting it with knife.
  5. Heat sufficient oil in a pan, add Cumin and Mustard add all the stuffed Okra and cook it on low flame with lid closed.
  6. In between open the lid and stir it, if required add 1 tsp of oil and sprinkle 1 tsp water in between.
  7. Add the remaining Gram flour left on the Okra when its fully cooked and sprinkle 1 tsp water and cook for 1 min.IMG_20160725_144300

Please Note

  1. Do not add water while cooking.
  2. Wash and dry okra before using.
  3. Add a tsp of sugar for better taste.
  4. Choose soft , small and tender okras , never go for the big and hard ones.

Serve it hot with fulkas


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