Stuffed Okra Recipe

Step 1

Slice the stems off the okra & the very tip at the other end. Slit each pod lengthwise, leaving 1/4-inch unslit at both ends. Be careful not to cut the pods completely in half.

Step 2

Combine the crushed coriander, cumin & fennel seeds with the balck pepper, garam masala, cayenne, asafetida, almonds, lemon juice & 2 tb of ghee. Blend well, using your fingers if necessary till you have a dry oatmeal type texture.

Step 3

Using a butter knife, put about a 1/4 ts of the stuffing into each okra pod, then press the edges closed & set aside covered till you are ready to cook.

Step 4

Place the rest of the ghee in a large skillet & heat till hot. Add the stuffed okra pods & spread out in one layer. Keeping the heat moderate, cook for 5 minutes, covered. Gently turn the okra to ensure even cooking. Continue this for 20 to 25 minutes or until the okra is completely cooked.

Step 5

Place the okra on paper towels & toss with salt. Serve piping hot.

Yamuna Devi, "The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking"

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2lb Fresh okra, washed & dried
  • 2tb Whole coriander seeds,
  • - coarsely crushed
  • 1tb Whole cumin seeds
  • - coarsely crushed
  • 2ts Fennel seeds
  • 1/2ts Black pepper
  • 1tb Garam masala
  • 1/4ts Cayenne
  • 1/8ts Asafetida
  • 1/2ts Turmeric
  • 1tb Ground almonds
  • 1/2tb Lemon juice
  • 5tb Ghee
  • 1/2ts Salt

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