Maharashtrian Style Stuffed Okra | Ladies Finger

Okra or Ladies finger or Bhindi  is the most common and loved Indian vegetable. It is also the favorite of the person who is accountable of the Kitchen at Home. Why? Because it is easy to chop and slit and cook. A simple tempering can always do marvels when harmonized with lentil curry and flat bread thereby aiding to a quick meal arranged in minutes. However, the same vegetable can also be prepared to diverse ways to turn it to multiple delicacy.

When Okra is sit and stuffed with Maharashtrian spice, it becomes a classic and delightful recipe which is extremely appealing to eyes and intense to taste buds. The process is tedious and end result brilliant.

What You Need:

Bhindi 500 grams
Oil 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Grated Coconut 1/2 cup
Roasted Skinless Peanuts 3/4th cup
Garlic 4-5 pods
Red Chili Powder 1 tsp
Salt To Taste
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Curry Leaves 12

Steps To Make:

Ground peanuts along with garlic and red chili coarsely in grinder.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a work.Fry grated coconut, ground peanut and little salt for 4-5 minutes on low flame.
Allow mixture to cool down completely.
Wash and pat dry bhindi properly.
Remove the head and pointed tail of bhindi and make a deep long slit in the center.
Make horizontal slit and regular intervals.
Fill the bhindi with the stuffing which you have made earlier.
Now starts the cooking process.
Heat remaining oil in a flat and big non stick pan.
Add curry leaves and mustard seeds.
Add cumin seeds , turmeric powder, coriander powder and stuffed bhindi in the pan.
Add little more salt.
Cover and cook till done.
Serve Hot with Rice and Daal.

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