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Stuffed Okra

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Category: Vegetables, Indian, Spreads

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 lb Fresh okra, washed & dried
  • 2 tb Whole coriander seeds,
  • - coarsely crushed
  • 1 tb Whole cumin seeds
  • - coarsely crushed
  • 2 ts Fennel seeds
  • 1/2 ts Black pepper
  • 1 tb Garam masala
  • 1/4 ts Cayenne
  • 1/8 ts Asafetida
  • 1/2 ts Turmeric
  • 1 tb Ground almonds
  • 1/2 tb Lemon juice
  • 5 tb Ghee
  • 1/2 ts Salt


Slice the stems off the okra & the very tip at the other end. Slit each pod
lengthwise, leaving 1/4-inch unslit at both ends. Be careful not to cut the
pods completely in half.

Combine the crushed coriander, cumin & fennel seeds with the balck pepper,
garam masala, cayenne, asafetida, almonds, lemon juice & 2 tb of ghee.
Blend well, using your fingers if necessary till you have a dry oatmeal
type texture.

Using a butter knife, put about a 1/4 ts of the stuffing into each okra
pod, then press the edges closed & set aside covered till you are ready to

Place the rest of the ghee in a large skillet & heat till hot. Add the
stuffed okra pods & spread out in one layer. Keeping the heat moderate,
cook for 5 minutes, covered. Gently turn the okra to ensure even cooking.
Continue this for 20 to 25 minutes or until the okra is completely cooked.

Place the okra on paper towels & toss with salt. Serve piping hot.

Yamuna Devi, "The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking"

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