In this recipe Okra/Bhindi is stuffed with peanuts, sesame & spice mixture. This makes a lovely and tasty dinnertime presentation and are perfect to serve as a side dish with any curry or rice with lentils. Choose unblemished firm, small to medium size okra for this dish.Leftover spice mixture can be added directly into the okra while cooking.
Okra/Bhindi:- 1 pound
Ground cayenne pepper:- 1/2 to 1/3 Tsp
Ground cumin:- 1/2 Tsp
Ground coriander:- 1/2 Tsp
Grated fresh ginger:- 1 Tbsp
Ground peanuts:- 1 Tbsp
Sesame seeds:- 1/2 Tsp
Oil:- 2-3 Tbsp
1)Wash and dry the okra completely using paper towels.
2) Cut the tops and the bottoms, slit along the length of each okra for the stuffing.
3)Combine the cayenne,cumin,coriander,ginger,salt,peanuts and sesame seeds in a small bowl to make the stuffing.
4) Use a small spoon to fill each okra with 1/2 Tsp of the stuffing.
5) Heat the oil in a large non stick pan over medium heat. When oil is hot, carefully place the okra in the pan.
6) Cook for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, and stir so that all sides of the okra are crisper, about 5-10 minutes.
Serve hot with any curry or rice with lentils or roti/parathas.