Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bhindi Sambhariya / Stuffed Okra - Gujarati Style

The day I saw this awesome and attractive Gujarathi Style Stuffed Okra (Bhindi Sambhariya) in Sailu's space I made this. I had washed some okra and had placed it over the kitchen counter for chopping. When I was engaged in my usual morning routine of blog-hopping, came across this eye-catching tantalizing dish. I have made it twice since then and have loved it more each time. 
Ingredients:
Preparation time - 20 mins; Cooking time - 30 mins;
Okra/Bhindi/Lady's Finger - about 30 - 35 tender ones
Oil - 2 tbsp
Asafoetida/Hing - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Sending this to Susan's Black & White Wednesday
For the stuffing:
Green chilli - 3
Ginger - 1" piece
Roasted Coriander powder - 1/2 tbsp
Roasted Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - less than 1/4 tsp
White/Brown Sugar - 1 tsp
Grated Coconut - 3 tbsp
Coriander leaves - from 4 twigs - finely chopped
Peanuts - roasted and crushed coarsely to a powder - 2 tbsp
White Sesame seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Oil - 1/2 tbsp
Salt - to taste

Method:
Grind green chillies and ginger to a paste adding a tsp or so of water. In a small bowl mix ginger-green chilli paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, sugar, coconut, coriander leaves, ground peanuts, sesame seeds, salt and oil. 
Cut the head and ends of the okras and use a paring knife to make a slit vertically from the top to upto three-fourth of the way down. Take care that you do not split it open. Take about a tsp size of stuffing and stuff in the okras. Heat oil in a wide mouthed pan and add the hing and curry leaves. Place the stuffed okras on the pan without overlapping each other. Cook in med-low flame turning over once in a couple of minutes until all sides are done. It takes about 30 mins to cook through. Serve as a side for rice or roll it in a roti for okra khatti rolls. Great as a appetizer/finger food too.
Note: When you check for taste in the stuffing, the mixture should be salty because we are not going to salt the okras separately.
I am sending these to Bookmarked recipes - Every Tuesday event by Aipi & Priya. Also to Life is Green by Shilpa and Food Palette Finale - Rainbow Colors by Akheela.



54 comments:

  1. I love okra.Nver tried to stuff it but will certainly try.Thanks for the great idea:)

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  2. oooo .. the bhindi looks lovely!

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  3. That looks SO delicious! I have made a similar stuffed curry I need to blog soon :) Esp like the tally mark picture :)

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  4. wow...wonderful stuffing and very yummy fry...looks so tempting..

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  5. Oh my god looks soooooooo tempting. Love okra in any form ..stuffing type is my fav and this looks stunning.

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  6. Very delicious curry.. I'm a big fan of it.

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  7. wow very tempting version and the stuffing is really fab...Have to try it...Delicious Stuffed okra!!!

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  8. thank you for linking this delicious colourful okra

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  9. Stuffed bhindis look simply delicious and inviting. Lovely preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. Luv anything with bhindia..looks so flavourful n yum

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  11. Same pinch! Check my last blog post :)

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  12. Looks so delicious!!!Have not tried this stuffing.Will soon do it.

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  13. stuffed bhindis looks delicious ......

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  14. Wow!! Okra looks very delicious and superb..

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  15. I love okra in any form and the stuffed okra is very tempting.

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  16. Love this and the stuffing is so good. ..never tired this way ..yum

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  17. Love okra .. I have a stuffed okra in my drafts .. someday will publish it :)

    Vardhini
    Event: Herbs and Flowers - Garlic

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  18. irresistable version...thanks for sharing dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  19. OMG! This is the fav in my home...everybody loves to have sambhariya bhindi..You have done full justice to the recipe..

    Cheers
    Muskaan

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  20. Thanks for visiting my blog. I would love to make this okra dish. I'm not a fan of okra but maybe I could learn to like it.

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  21. Oh-My-Gaawwwd!!!!!! This is such a great post Krithi!!!! Looks really good!
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    Kavi -
    Edible Entertainment

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  22. loved the B&W pic a lot dear!!!! loved the recipe.beautifully presented.looks so delicious

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  23. I generally make them with a dry masala mix.......the stuffing is sometig new & very interesting.

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  24. Simply irresistible !!! The bhindis are sauteed well too..they are cooked & yet are crunchy..Loved this version of stuffed bhindi...We usually make it with just regular masalas as stuffing..Im bookmarking this one & have to try it soon!!! Good one Krithi dear...as usual!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  25. Krithi, this looks delicious. Did you shallow fry the okra? Do you think baking would do teh same trick?

    Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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  26. very different stuffing. Usually i hv only done an onion tomato stuffing...but this is deftly more interesting...very well fried without letting them burn...!

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  27. Different stuffing...i usually do stuffed bhindi...but tried only with spices new to add sesame n peanuts.....
    looks grt...
    next will try 2 do ur version.....

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  28. Those okra looks so scrumptious! What a tasty stuffing. Yummy!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  29. stuffing looks very new and i really like it ...Stuffed Bhindi with a twist..yum yum

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  30. Thats a tempting platter of stuffed Okra...

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  31. So tempting foo and picture krithi.

    BTW, I too made once, I liked the taste but okras became so flimy and hard to bite. Have you come across anything like this? or any tips to avoid it?

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  32. I love okra, and it doesn't get any more delicious than this. What a delicious recipe.

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  33. My most fav way to eat n cook bhindi ~ love love the pics!!
    USMasala

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  34. I love okra and this sounds like a winner recipe.

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  35. loved the addition of crushed peanuts in the mix krithi- pass the platter pretty please-- !

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  36. The bhindis look awesome and loved the B&W pic.

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  37. Lovely clicks and B & W click is beautiful, Love stuffed bhindis or should I say love Okra in any form!

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  38. ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கின்றது...பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றி..

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  39. looks so tempting and perfect.. awesome pictures too..

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  40. the filling is most delicious in this curry!

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  41. I love okra and I love your BW photo. Your dish looks and sounds very delicious.

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  42. Thanks krithi for the tip. will make use of them next time.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  43. Even though I am not a big fan of okra this one is so finely cooked that really tempts me! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  44. I love eating stuffed bhindi and this is one of my fav way to enjoy these.

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  45. Krithi, this recipe really rocks! And so does your BWW photo. Okra is so unique looking, even more so in monochrome. Thanks!

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