Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stuffed Okra

I saw this on a Gary Rhodes show -

Okra ( bhendi) - 200 gms
Wash, dry, slice off the top and the tip
Slit lengthwise from top to middle without it going through, so as to form a pocket.

Coconut - 1/4 - fresh
Chillie powder - 2tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powser - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida ( hing) - pinch
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp

Grind all the above to a fine paste.  Put the paste into a dish and mix it with a little oil.
Fill in the paste into the pocket made in the okra.

Take a flat deep pan  ( I took a wok and this is what I thought I should have done)
Take about 2-3 tbsp oil.
Heat, add a little more hing.
And place the okras into the pan.
Sprinkle a little water if the mixture is getting too dry.
Cover and cook over a slow flame till the okra is done.

We had it with baby onion ( madras onion) sambar and a lovely colourful salad.

PS: I would not recommend making this if you are having people over for a meal, unless you have some help.  The stuffing can take some time and you would need a nice big pan so that the okra can get done evenly.


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