During this time, I thought I should cook something special. My hubby suggested stuffed bhendi / okra.
The dish turned out yummy.
I caught my father-in-law telling my mom-in-law to prepare such a dish for him when he goes back to Goa 🙂
Sharing this recipe with you. Do try it and let me know how it turns out.
2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp amchur powder
2 medium sized onions
5 garlic pods
1/2 inch ginger
Cut the okra as shown in picture below with a sharp knife.
Make a paste of all the masala’s along with 1/4 tsp salt by adding 2 tablespoon water.
The quantity of water may be adjusted to get a thick or thin masala paste.
Carefully stuff the masala paste inside the bhendi and keep them aside for 20 Min’s.
Make a paste out of the ginger and garlic.
In a pan, fry oil. Add onions and close the pan lid for 5-10 Min’s.
When onions turn pinkish add ginger-garlic paste. Close the pan lid.
Fry till the strong smell of garlic gets reduced.
Now put in the tomatoes and fry them for 5 Min’s.
Finally put the stuffed okra in the pan, add 1 cup water and close the pan lid.
After 10 Min’s, check if the water has been absorbed by the okra. Also check if okra is cooked.
Add another 1/2 cup water or as required till the okra gets cooked and all the water is absorbed. I prefer to keep it a bit dry.
Add salt to this as per taste.