Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Stuffed Okra

Okra is vegetable that changes its texture depending on the way we cook. It is very tricky to get the crispy / dry texture. The secret is adding the sourness in any form will avoid the stickiness.


Medium size Okra – 250 gms
Onion – 1
Oil – 1 tbsp
Stuffing masala

For stuffing masala - 

Urad daal – 1 tsp 
Chana daal – 1 tbsp
Red Chilli – 5-6
Cumin – 1 tsp
Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
Aamchur Powder – ½ tsp

Roast everything except aamchur  powder and grind into a coarse powder
Now to this add salt, aamchur powder and required amount of water to make it into a thick paste.

Cut the heads and tails of okra and make a slit so that the end bit is still intact.

Stuff each okra with the spicy mix and keep it ready.

Heat a wide bottomed pan with oil.
Now slowly place the okras without over lapping each other.

Allow them to cook under medium flame. Turn in between to get cooked evenly.
When they are half done add the sliced onion and sprinkle some salt.
Continue cooking under medium flame until the okras are well fried.

This can be served as a side dish in the mail meal.


  1. Nicely done stuffed okra...looks delicious,perfect wid rice/roti

  2. Vasundara Thupakula29 August 2012 at 02:05

    Hi Padma,

    I tried your recipe with Broccoli. Exactly similar way instead of stuffing Okra mixed the masala with broccoli flowerets and fried them as you said. finally turned very tasty. thanks for the recipe. I prepared some dish with broccoli for the first time and my kid also had it nicely so very happy. I thought of sharing with you.

  3. Thanks Prathibha and Vasundara,
    Nice experiment Vasundara. I will give a go as well.