Gujarati Visarati Vangi - Bhartiyu - ભરતીયુ | Gujarati Recipes


Bhartiyu is a traditional recipe of South Gujarat. This Gujarati viasrati vangi is very quick to make and is a must try winter recipe. This recipe is prepared using purple yam and has a masala prepared from coconut, green chilies and green garlic. Green garlic gives a fantastic flavour to this Gujarati recipe. This Gujarati recipe is steamed and hence it is totally oil free recipe./

Bhartiyu Recipe Video :


  • Purple Yam (Kand)

For Marination:

  • Black Pepper (Kali Mirch) Powder
  • Lemon Juice
  • Coriander Leaves (Dhania)
  • Salt

For Masala:

  • 1/2 Cup Grated Coconut (Nariyal)
  • Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves (Dhania)
  • 2-3 Teaspoons of Finely Chopped Green Garlic (Hara Lehsun)
  • 8-10 Green Chilies (Hari Mirch)
  • 1-2 Teaspoon Sesame Seeds (Safed Til)

For Shallow Frying:

  • Finely Chopped Green Garlic (Hara Lehsun)
  • Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves (Dhania)


  1. Make medium slices of purple yam. Marinate it with black pepper powder, salt, lemon juice and coriander leaves. Apply it to both sides. Marinate it for 15-20 minutes.
  2. In a mixer cup add grated coconut, finely chopped green garlic, green chilies, sesame seeds, coriander leaves, sugar and salt. Grind it into a coarse paste. Don’t use water.
  3. Apply this paste on purple yam piece and place another piece over it. Make it like a sandwich.
  4. In a kadhai boil some water. Place a hole sieve over it and steam the prepared purple yam sandwich. Steam for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Now on a tawa heat some oil and add finely chopped green garlic and finely chopped coriander leaves. Shallow fry the purple yam from both sides. Bhartiyu is ready. 

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