May 17, 2007

Stuffed Okra


INGREDIENTS:
1. Okra / Bhindi - 1 lb
2. Onion - 1 (big)
3. Tomato - 2 nos.
4. Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
5. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
6. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
7. Garam masala powder - 1/2 tbsp
8. Chaat masala powder - 1/4 tsp
9. Ajwain (carom seeds) - 1/2 tsp
10. Saunf (fennel seeds) - 3/4 tsp
11. Ginger-garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
12. Salt - as per taste
13. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
14. Oil - 4 tbsp

METHOD:
1. Wash and wipe the okras. Cut off the tops and ends and make a slit lengthwise in the center of each one of them. Slice the onion and tomatoes lengthwise and keep aside.

2. Mix the ingredients from 4 to 12 adding a little water and lightly stuff the paste inside the slit okras. Before adding the ajwain, crush them lightly in the palm of your hand to release the flavour. Also roughly powder the saunf before adding.




3. Heat oil in a non-stick kadai. Add cumins seeds. If a non-stick kadai is not being used, then add some more oil to make sure the dish doesn't stick to the bottom.

4. When the cumin seeds crackle add the sliced onion. Saute till they are soft and light brown. Add a pinch of salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder (optional).

5. Add the stuffed okras. Cover and cook on a medium low flame for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally, but be gentle so that the okras retain their shape.

6. Add the sliced tomatoes and cover cook for 5 to 7 minutes or till the tomatoes are soft. Turn the stove off. Serve with roti /rice.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finally able to open the comment box to comment! Never tried cooking okra this way. will try this recipe.
paati

Asha said...

Very nice presentation Vini!:))I love Okra.Looks yummy.

VINI said...

Thanks Paati and Asha for your comments :).

Pravs said...

oh beautiful looking orka. Very nice pics..

Roopa said...

wow yumm the stuffed okra looks very delicous, nice presentation too!

Seena said...

Vini,
Valare nannayirikkunnu, nice presentation..

reena said...

neat pictures. okra is my fav. i stuff okras too but with somewhat diff. spices.

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Bookmarking this to make it later!

Kanchana

VINI said...

*Thanks Pravs, Roopa and Seena for the lovely comments.

* Reena,I am sure everyone has a different style of making this recipe.

* Kanch, do try it out. I've used very less oil...feel free to use as much as you desire :).