Bhindi To Karela: 6 Stuffed Vegetable Recipes For Dinner
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Vegetables are an essential part of the diet all over the world. Loaded with several vital nutrients, they are used for a variety of dishes. In India, vegetables are a staple ingredient for our daily meals. Be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner, they can become a part of every savoury recipe. They are a lifeline for all people following a vegetarian diet. 

From enhancing the taste of noodles, upma, and fried rice to being prepared as curries and stir fries, you will find vegetables in many forms all across India. Another popular way of relishing these nutritious items in our country is through stuffed vegetable dishes, commonly known as bharwan vegetables. Made with flavourful fillings stuffed inside hollow vegetables, they are rich in taste and perfectly fit into the menu of a family dinner. 

Here are six stuffed or bharwan vegetable dishes that you can enjoy for your next dinner:

Stuffed Bhindi 

Bharwan bhindi is a delicious side dish that is very popular in the households of Punjab. This vegan delight has a spicy flavour and goes well with roti, paratha, and dal chawal. The stuffing masala of bharwan bhindi is prepared from coconut powder, garam masala, amchur, chilli powder, and cumin. You can also enhance its flavour with a few drops of lemon juice. 

Stuffed Parwal 

Pointed gourd is among the least favourite vegetables for many people. Not only kids but even adults make excuses to eat parwal. So, now it's time to feed your family with this nutrient-packed vegetable. This dry masala parwal side dish is prepared with gram flour, peanuts, and spices like coriander powder and cumin. It goes well with rice and all kinds of parathas. 

Stuffed Capsicum

There are plenty of ways to prepare bharwan shimla mirch. In different parts of the world, stuffed bell peppers are prepared with a variety of fillings, such as meat, vegetables, and grains. To prepare stuffed capsicum in Indian style, all you need are potatoes, carrots, peas, and your favourite spices. You can also use paneer if you want. 

Stuffed Karela

This is another least-favourite vegetable in India. Due to its bitter taste, many people never even think of eating it. However, its health benefits cannot be ignored. So, transform this bitter vegetable into a delicious dish and enjoy it with your family. To prepare bharwan karela, all you need is bitter gourd, onions, and a few spices like garam masala, red chilli powder, fennel powder, and amchur. It is best served with dal chawal.

Stuffed Eggplant

Stuffed brinjal, also known as bharwan baingan, has many variations in different regions of India. Each of them tastes delicious and is mainly prepared as fried, curried, or mixed with other vegetables. The main ingredients for stuffing this eggplant dish are onions, coconut, ginger-garlic paste, and spices like cumin seeds and coriander powder. It goes well with rice as well as roti. 

Stuffed Ridge Gourd

Turai is a nutritious vegetable that is a staple in Indian kitchens. Though for some people, ridge gourd dishes can be boring, this recipe will surely steal everyone’s heart. It is tasty and spicy and goes well with naan, paratha, and rice. To prepare this recipe, stuff fresh ridge gourds with spiced coconut filling and cook from all sides on low heat, and your dinner is ready.