Dhaas Bhindi ~Stuffed Okra
 
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Fresh Okra stuffed with Indian spices and pan cooked.A simple side dish to relish with staple Dal rice.
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Recipe type: Side dish
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 200 gm of Firm and fresh okra
  • 4-6 Garlic cloves(depends upon your taste)
  • 1 Green chilly
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2-21/2 tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp red chilly powder(add or reduce as per your liking)
  • A pinch of hing(optional)
  • Oil to shallow fry
Instructions
  1. Rinse okra well with water, wipe dry with a clean cloth .Tip off the ends and make a slit all through the length of okra.
  2. In a plate , mix together all the ingredients (chop the garlic and green chillies finely), except oil for shallow frying.
  3. Now stuff this dry masala in each okra, and be careful about the quantity of masala you stuff.You obviously do not want to fall short of spices and go around preparing second batch, thereby messing up the whole flavor, as some okra might end up being more spicier than others.
  4. When all the okras are stuffed (Phew !), heat a skillet or frying pan with a big diameter and a flat surface, and grease it well if using nonstick, or pour about 1-2 tsp of oil if using iron pan or skillet or griddle.
  5. Carefully place the okras side by side and shallow fry those on high heat for few seconds, give the pan a shake or so, so that the okras do not stick to the bottom of pan. If needed, toss the okra carefully with a spatula, taking care not to break or mush these.
  6. Lower the heat to the minimum and let the okras cook till the stuffing gets nice brown colour.Do toss the green beauties now and then and do not let the okras turn dark brown, or else the texture will be lost and you might end up with "kadak" bhindi..a no-no in comparison to its stuffed, soft and flavorful avatar.
  7. Enjoy this side dish with Dal and rice or with dal and roti.
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at https://sindhirasoi.com/2010/04/dhaas-bhindi-stuffed-okra/