This is a Gujarati style stuffed lady's fingers /okra, i think,it can be a gr8 side dish option for any party too.....:)

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  • Yields: serves 2-3 person
  • 250 gram bhindi (okra)(slit in between)
  • For stuffing:
  • 1/4 cup fresh coconut (scraped)
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds (roasted)
  • 1/4 cup peanuts (roasted and crushed)
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger green chili paste or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon green garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon dry coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder (roasted)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (powdered)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • For tempering:
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • water as needed

For Stuffing:Mix all ingredients for stuffing and stuff in slit okras,by pressing a little,keep aside.


For Tempering:In a non stick pan heat oil and add ingredients for tempering,add stuffed okras and sprinkle little bit of water and cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 min.


Keep checking in between and if required sprinkle water over it,so that stuffing will not burn.when done serve hot with chapatti / rice / bread.


NOTE:If you wish use more oil in tempering as traditionally used,so it will not require water sprinkling or quick checking while cooking process.


NOTE: You can add 2 tablespoon of plain yogurt,over stuffed okras after the tempering,it will also help to cok okra cook fast and without being sticky.

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