Bharali bhendi

Maharashtrian Bharli Bhendi / Stuffed Okra

Maharashtrian Bharli Bhendi is stuffed okra stir fry from Maharashtrian cuisine. Fresh coconut is mixed with other ground ingredients and made into a filling. 

Course dry sabzi, lunch ideas, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Maharashtrian
Keyword bharli bhendi, stuffed okra
Servings 4 people
Author jayashree


  • 1/2 kilogram bhendi / okra/ lady finger
  • 2 tablespoon roasted peanut
  • 1/2 cup coriander
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 green chilly
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut
  • 4 teaspoon goda masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • a little jaggery


  1. Wash the bhendi and  pat dry. Make an incision in the centre with a sharp knife.

  2. For the stuffing, grind these together : peanuts, coriander, garlic, green chilly, fresh coconut, goda masala, turmeric powder, jaggery and lemon juice.
  3. Put the stuffing into the slit vegetable, keep the remaining mixture, can be used later.

  4. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, turmeric powder and asafoetida, once it splutters, put the stuffed bhendi into it. Let cook for sometime.

  5. Toss in between, it needs to be well cooked on all sides. Put the remaining mixture into it. Let cook for a few more minutes, remove and serve Bharli Bhendi with any flat bread. 

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