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Bharela bhinda nu shaak in an oval bowl.

Bharela Bhinda nu Shaak or Bharwa Bhindi

Shilpa Joshi
Bharwa bhindi or bharela bhindi nu shaak is a delicious stuffed bhindi or okra recipe that is simple to make in 25 minutes! It is a bit crisp on the outside and gives a burst of flavor and spice from the masala stuffing. It is vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 179 kcal


  • pan
  • Bowl


  • 4 cups okra (bhinda or bhindi) slits in middle, tops chopped off
  • cup besan or chana no lot 170g
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder lal mirch
  • 2 tbsp cumin-coriander powder dhana jeeru blend
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds rai
  • ¼ tsp asofetida hing


  • Mix the besan with spices and 1 tbsp of oil in a bowl in a bowl.
    Bharwa bhindi spices in a bowl
  • Make a slit in the okras from top but leaving the tipped end closed. Stuff bhindis (okra) with the spiced mixture. Using hands makes it easier to stuff it better but a small spoon works too. Some spiced mixture will be left over.
    Stuffed okra with masala
  • Heat oil in a pan on medium. Add mustard seeds. Once they begin popping add in asafetida. Add bhindis to pan and let cook. After a few minutes careful turn in pan to ensure they are the level of crispiness you like.
    Cooked bharela bhinda/okra in a pan.
  • Add remaining besan spiced mixture and gently toss to coat. Cook for 4-5 minutes until besan is cooked.
    Leftover besan flour added to okras in pan and cooked.
  • Serve with roti/rotli or rice and enjoy!
    Bharwa bhindi in a ornate platter


Make sure to dry the bhindi well. Ideally out on a towel for an hour.  This will help reduce slimey texture.


Calories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 581mgPotassium: 6mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Bharela bhinda nu shaak, bharwa bhindi, Indian okra, stuffed okra
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