I am sure everyone is getting ready to start this short week after labor day weekend! I can't believe the summer is almost over!
I wanted to share with you all this wonderful bhindi recipe on which I have been drooling for a while now. I have always made okra curry sauted either with onions or without. Never tried the stuffed one, and feel bad that i have missed this goodness for long! Not any more though as this is going to be a regualr in our household!
Here is what you need:
1/4 lbs Okra apprx
Fort he stuffing
4 green chillies chopped
1 inch ginger peeled and cut
2 tbsp cilantro
1 tbsp Coriander seeds
1 tbsp Channa dal
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 & 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp tamarind paste
1/4 tsp Hing/ Asafetida
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 cup shredded coconut
salt to taste
3- 4 tbsp oil
How I did it:
Wash and dry the Okra/ bhindi and let it dry. Don't have any moisture over it as it will make your sabzi all sticky.
Slit the okra in the middle, but not completely & keep aside. This makes like a pocket for the stuffing.
Dry roast the cumin, coriander seeds, channa dal, peanuts and sesame seeds till fragrant.
Dry grind all the above spices with chillies, ginger, coconut, turmeric powder, hing, salt and tamarind paste. Your stuffing is ready.
Do your taste testing and ajust spices as needed.
Fill this stuffing inside your Bhindi.
Heat oil in a large pan. Arrange the stuffed bhindi in the pan and cook on very low fire covered. Be gentle while tossing them as too much turning them around will break all the stuffing.
Cook till the Bhindi is soft. Now you can uncover and cook longer on low fire to make it crispy.
Serve hot with rice and curry as a side dish.
I am sending this dish to Priya's bookmarked-recipes