Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Gota Bhendi Bhaja/Stuffed Okra

Mustard seeds are very widely used in Indian cuisine and also equally in world cuisines. In Stuffed Okra(Gota bhendi bhaja) , we used the mustard seed paste as stuffing in the okra/bhendi...Its used as a side dish and very popular in Orissa,India...


12-13 bhendi/bhindi/okra
1-2 green Chilli
6-7 flakes garlic
2 tbsp mustard seeds(soaked in water for half an hour)
Mustard Oil
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
Salt as per taste


Grind garlic, green chilli, and mustard seeds to get a fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan, add the ground paste, salt, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder in to the paste and fry till oil evaporates. Keep aside to cool.
Slit the bhindis/okras from the center in lengthwise, fill bhindis with the prepared masala .
Heat oil in a flat pan , add stuffed bhindis/okras gently in to the pan.
Cover for 2 minutes.
Stir it gently so that the masala does not come out.

Keep it on slow fire and repeat the above two steps till the bhindis/okras have changed their colour and proprly cooked.
Serve as a side dish with rice/roti/plain paratha.

Sending this perfect yummy okra recipe to Priya and
Sumadhura's Cooking With Seeds Event(CWS) : Mustard Seeds


  1. Dish looks delicious. Just wondering is garlic an important part in this dish, can it be omitted?

  2. No.Garic must.Otherwise u can't feel the actual taste of it .


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