Monday, November 16, 2015

Bhinda Nu Bharelu Shak (Stuffed Okra Curry)

Ingredients (2 serving)
Okra (Bhinda) - 19 - 20,
For stuffing
Coriander (finely chopped) - 1/4 cup,
Garlic paste - 1 tsp,
Red chilli powder - 1 1/2 tbsp,
Coriander & cumin powder - 1 tbsp,
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp,
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp,
Oil - 1 tbsp,
Salt - to taste,
For tempering
Oil - 2 tbsp,
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp,
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp,
Tomato (finely chopped) - 1/3 cup.



Method
Wash okra and dry them properly using kitchen towel. Trim top and end of okra. Make a slit in okra without cutting into two pieces.


In a bowl, add all the ingredients listed under for stuffing section above (coriander, garlic paste, red chilli powder, coriander & cumin powder, asafoetida, turmeric powder, salt, oil). Mix well.


Stuff prepared stuffing in okra one by one.



Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, asafoetida followed by stuffed okras along with remaining stuffing, if any.



Give gentle mix and cook covered for 2-3 minutes.


Now add tomato and cook in low to medium flame until well cooked.


Serve with your meal.

Notes
Tomatoes can be replaced by amchoor powder.
Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top for more flavour.
Add crushed peanuts, garam masala and Gram flour in stuffing, if you prefer.