Friday, August 20, 2010

Bharli Bhendi !! (Stuffed Okra)

Preparation Time:- 10-15 min approx
Cooking Time:- 20-25 min

Serves:-  2-3 People

Ingredients For Stuffing:-
4-5 tsp roasted and powdered peanuts
3 tsp coriander pwd
3 tsp cumin pwd
2 1/2 tsp amchoor pwd
a pinch of red chilli pwd
1 tsp grated jaggery (optional)
1/2 tsp garam masala (optional)

1-2 tsp of roasted and powdered coconut (optional)
1 sliced onion
1 lb i.e. approx 18-22 Okra (Bhendi)

For Tempering:-
3-4 crushed garlic
2-3 green chillies
4-5 curry leaves

Method :-
1. Wash and pat dry the bhendi. 
2. Cut of the ends and then make a vertical slit (length-wise) to make space for the stuffing.
3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add the chopped onion, fry till it turns transparent. 

4. Add all the spices and mix well. Remove from heat and transfer to a plate. 
5. Add salt if required. 
6. Now stuff this filling into the bhendis. 
7. Heat oil in a frying pan, place these stuffed bhendis in oil and fry them on low heat till they are cooked nice and crisp golden in color.
8. You can temper this dish with crushed garlic, a few green chillies(slit) and curry leaves.

Serve hot with roti or rice. Makes an awesome side dish too.