Saturday, 13 January 2007

Bharela Bhinda or Stuffed Okra (Ladies fingers)

Having looked at various recipes on the web, there seem to be many ways of making this Gujarati dish. Some people stuff the okra with dry masala; Trupti at Spice who loved me uses chickpea flour, this however is our family recipe, passed down through at least 3 generations.

Ingredients
12 oz Okra
2 stems of coriander; chopped finely
1 small onion; chopped finely
2 cloves garlic; minced
1 inch ginger; grated
3-4 chilis; minced
2 tomatoes; blanced, peeled and chopped finely
1/2 tspn tumeric powder
2 tspn coriander/cumin powder
1 tspn cumin seeds
1/2 tspn mustard seeds
salt to taste

Method
1.Wash and dry the okra, and top and tail them. Cut a slit down the side on each okra.
2. Make the stuffing, by mixing the tomatoes, coriander, onions, garlic, ginger; chillies, salt, tumeric, coriander and cumin powders.
3. Stuff each okra with this mixture (messy work; but worth it)
4. Heat the oil in a pan, and add the mustard and cumin seeds, after they pop and splutter; add the stuffed okra, cover and cook with low to medium hear
5. Gently turn the okra over. Leave to cook for about 15 minutes







Serve with chapati.

2 comments:

TRS said...

That's a nice variation for the stuffing...I will definitely try this! Thanks for the link..

Cheers,Trupti

Vahini Manohar said...

Let's try for dinner because its all about the stuffing it consumes time. I have tried ladies finger with coconut & groundnut mixture but not in the stuffing manner. Let's try the taste of this recipe too.

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