V and I both are big fans of stuffed vegetables. I haven’t been able to make this as often as I used to. I tried this recently and we absolutely loved it. The recipe was for stuffed eggplants(brinjals), but I used okra instead.
Check my aayiâ€™s recipe for stuffed okra.
1/2 cup onion
Spice paste :
2 tbl spns coconut
2 tbl spn chana dalia(hurigadale/putani)
1 tbl spn sesame seeds
1 tea spn cumin seeds
1 tea spn coriander seeds
1 tea spn poppy seeds/khus khus
4-5 red chillies
1 tea spn jaggery
1/2 tea spn tamarind
Heat oil and fry cloves, cinnamon, chana dalia, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, poppy seeds, red chillies. Grind the spices with coconut, tamarind, jaggery, salt to a paste. Do not add too much water.
Cut off the tops of the okras. Put a deep cross-sectioned cut in them. Stuff the ground paste into them.
Heat oil and fry onion till they soften. Add the stuffed okras. If there is any remaining masala, add it on top. Cover and cook on a low flame till done.
Serve hot with rice/chapatis.
Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 30mins