STUFFED OKRA

13 May

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Okra or Ladies finger  is a popular health food due to its high fiber, vitamin C, and folate content. Okra is also known for being high in antioxidants. It is  also a good source of calcium and potassium.

 I got introduced to this recipie by my sister who told this is one of their family fav recipie. Loved very much by her kids too…..its a spicy delightful north indian cuisine.

servings :4     cooking time ; 20 minutes

Ingredients:
 

  • 500 grms  fresh ladies finger
  • 1    Medium size onions- fine chopped
  • 2    Teaspoons coriander powder
  • ½   Teaspoon red Chile powder
  • 1    Teaspoon mango powrder
  •  1    Tablespoons oil
  •  salt  to your taste

Method :

 Wash the okra and wipe dry them. Take one okra pod at a time and cut off the head and bottom tip and make a slit length wise top to bottom, but do not split half.
 On medium high heat take a non-stick frying pan ,add 1 tablespoons oil , add chopped onions and sauté them for 2…3 minutes or until they become light brown.
 Add coriander powder, red chili powder, and salt, mix every thing together and fry for few seconds, turn the stove off. Let the masala cool down.
 Hold one okra pod in your left hand so that the slit is facing up. Insert your left thumb into the slit to open slightly, with your right hand in  a spoon take about ½ to 1 teaspoon of masala and stuff the okra and spread evenly then push the slit closed to secure the masala, and place them in the same pan on one side. 
 When all the okra’s are stuffed,put them in the pan.  Cover the pan, reduce the heat, and let them cook undisturbed for few minutes.
 With a wodden spoon turn the okras around, making sure that the slits do not open. Cover the pan and cook on low heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until okras become tender.

If you dont like onions then stuff the okras only with the masala .

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One Response to “STUFFED OKRA”

  1. Susan May 13, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    Great recipe! I ate something similar to this at a restaurant in London, except deep fried. 🙂

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