Stuffed Okra(Gujju style)

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KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                 Ready to serve stuffed  okra curry

Time taken: 45 minutes

Serves: 3-4

Okra/Ladys finger/Bendekayi/Bhenda in english, kannada and konkani respectively  is very good from the health point of view.  It can be easily grown in the kitchen garden without much effort etc.,  I have already put up Okra dosa, okra stir fry, Benda sagle( a favorite dish of my family)  Today i would like to put up stuffed okra(gujrathi style) and here goes my version of the recipe….

What you need to have:

1. Tender okra – 25-30

2. Asafoetida powder – 1 Tablespoon(seasoning)

3. Cooking oil – 1 TablespoonKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                        Fresh tender Okra

Ingredients of stuffing:

1. Green chili- ginger paste – 1 Tablespoon

2. Roasted coriander powder – 1/2 Tablespoon

3. Roasted Cumin powder – 1 Teaspoon

4. Garam masala powder – A pinch(home made)

5. White sesame seeds – 1/2 Tablespoon

6. Coriander leaves – 3 Tablespoons

7. Coarsely powdered Peanut powder – 2 Tablespoons

8. Fresh grated coconut – 3 Tablespoons

9. Powdered sugar/Jaggery – 2 Teaspoons

10. Cooking oil – 1/2 Tablespoon

11. Salt – As neededKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                   Ingredients of stuffing

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash okra, pat dry and slit lengthwise as shown in the image below.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                  Okra being slit lengthwise

2. Place a spatula with coriander seeds in it and dry roast till you get a pleasant aroma.  Corsely powder it on cooling.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                         Coriander seeds being dry roasted

3. Also dry roast cumin seeds till it splutters.  On cooling powder it in the mixer.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                              Cumin seeds being dry roasted

3 . Roast peanuts till you get a pleasant aroma and are able to peal it.  Powder it on cooling.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                           Peanuts being dry roasted

4. Transfer all the stuffing ingredients into a broad bowl.

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                                                                              Stuffing in a wide bowl

5.  Mix well with your hands to form a homogeneous  mix.   Fill in each slit okra with around 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of the masala. Of course generously.( how much ever it holds)KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                  Masala being stuffed in slit okraKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                                Okra being stuffed

6. Place a wide skillet on medium flame with 2 Tablespoons of cooking oil in it.  On heating add asafoetida powder and curry leaves to it.  When fried, place the masala stuffed okra in it and close it with a lid simmering the flame.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                   Seasoning in progressKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                            stuffed okra being cooked

7. Keep a watch and flip it with a wooden spatula, so that it is not crushed.  When cooked would be as below.  Sprinkle cilantro and serve hot with rice and dal.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                          Ready to serve stuffed okra

8. Transfer it to a serving bowl.

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                                                                      A closer view of the dish

Time taken: 45 minutes

Serves: 3-4 

Good to remember: 

1. Use fresh and tender okra for the dish for better flavour.

2. Cut lengthwise in such a way that the masala does not come out as shown in the image.

3. Use jaggery as per your pallot.

 

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Stuffed Okra(Gujju style)

    sb2711 said:
    July 25, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I am inspired. It is so brilliantly explained through pictures. Thanks!🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 7, 2014 at 3:53 am

      Hi sb2711,

      Thanx a lot for ur comments and sorry for da delay in replying too!!!

        sb2711 said:
        August 7, 2014 at 8:57 am

        🙂

    Sailata said:
    August 13, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Hello Pratibha. I am not receiving any of your recent recipes that you have posted. Request you to start resending them on my e-mail .Thank you

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