Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Stuffed Okra (Bharwan Bhindi)





Ingredients:

250gm ..........................  okra (ladyfinger/bhindi)
1 tbsp   .........................  dry mango powder (aamchur)
½ cup   .........................  chickpea flour (besan)
1 tbsp   .........................  red chilli powder
1 tbsp   .........................  garam masala powder (available in Indian stores)
2 tbsp   .........................  cooking oil
1 tsp     .......................... turmeric powder
salt to taste

Method:
  • Wash and dry the okra.
  • Slit the okra lengthwise. Make sure you don’t cut all the way to the end. If you find ripe seeds inside, you can remove them. Keep aside the Okra.
  • Take a skillet. Add all the spices and flour (chickpea flour, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, dry mango powder, garam masala powder and salt ). Dry roast this mixture on a low flame till you can smell the aroma of the spices. Take out the mixture in a bowl and cool it down.
  • Stuff the okra with the spice mixture and keep the leftover mixture aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Place the stuffed okra one by one. Cook it on a low flame for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure it doesn't burn.
  • Now sprinkle the remaining mixture over the okra and cover the skillet with a lid. Continue cooking on low heat till okra are tender.
  • Ready to serve.
Tip:

You can adjust the amount of spices to suit your taste.