Thursday, September 27, 2007

Stuffed Okra


Okra- 300 gms
Oil- 3 tbsp
Asafoetida powder- half tsp
For Stuffing:
Coconut grated- 4 tbsp
Chopped coriander leaves- 4 tbsp
Green chilli- 2
Ginger- half inch
Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Cummin powder- 1 tsp
Garam masala- 1 tsp
Sesame seeds- 1 tbsp
Lemon juice- 1 tsp (optional)
Oil- 2 tbsp
Sugar- 2 tsp
Salt to taste

Pound the green chilli and ginger root together to make a coarse paste. Mix all the ingredients for the stuffing.

Wash and dry the okra. Remove heads and ends. Cut into 5 cm pieces and slit them lengthwise taking care not to fully slice the okra. Fill the slit okra pieces with the filling mixture. In a kadai, heat the oil, and add the asafoetida powder. Add the stuffed okra pieces, cover and cook on low heat till done. Check and stir occasionally. Serve with Rotis or steamed rice.

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