Stuffed lady’s finger | stuffed bhindi / okra recipe
Small and fresh lady’s finger
Fennel seeds / பெருஞ்சீரகம்
Fenugreek seeds / வெந்தய விதைகள்
Mixed channa dal and urad dal
Cumin seeds / சீரகம்
Curry Leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை
Onion / வெங்காயம்
Tomatoes / தக்காளி
Chilly Powder / மிளகாய் தூள்
Coriander Powder / மல்லித்தூள்
Ajwain or omam
Asafoetida / பெருங்காயம்
In a pan add 2 tbsp peanuts and dry roast. Make sure you have removed the skin.
Add 1 tsp fennel seeds.
Add 3/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
Add 1 tsp mixed channa dal and urad dal
Roast everything well in low flame and switch off the stove.
Cool completely and grind to a coarse mixture in a mixie
Add 1 tsp salt and mix well
Wash and clean small sized lady’s finger. Use small and even sized so that it cooks evenly and fast. Remove both ends and cut along the length but do not go deeper.
Now stuff the mixture inside the lady’s finger with a spoon.
Repeat for all lady’s finger and rest for half an hour.
After resting time mix well by hands and let us start frying.
In a pan add 2 tbsp oil.
Add 1 tsp cumin seeds
Add few curry leaved and 1 finely chopped onion.
Add 1/2 tbsp chilly powder and 1 tsp coriander powder
Add 1 tsp ajwain or Omam
Place the stuffed lady’s finger in the pan
Add leftover mixture if any to the pan
Close lid and cook. I placed a plate and pour little water on the plate so that the veg cook soon and do not burn. Cook in low flame till the end.
Add 1 tsp garam masala powder
Add a pinch asafoetida
Remove lid and check in between. Add 1 chopped tomatoes when the veg is half done.
Close lid and cook again
The tomatoes will become mushy.
Once the veg is cooked stir well and switch off. It takes around 15 mins in low flame.
Stuffed lady’s finger fry is ready to serve.
Important instructions to follow
Choose lady’s finger which is fresh, small and even sized
For stuffing mixture do not add more fenugreek seeds than mentioned otherwise you would taste bitter
Do not burn the veggies or the masala cook in low flame
Add tomatoes only when the veggies are half done
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