12-15 Okra or Ladies finger
2 tbsp. peanut butter
1 small onion
1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp. red chilly powder
1 tsp. dry coriander powder
1/2 tsp. cumin powder
1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
1/2 tsp. dry mango powder
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 tsp. salt
Wash and pat dry the okra. Chop off the head and the tail part of the okra and make a slit on one side from top to the bottom end. Make a slit lengthwise.
Peel and chop the onion, grind the onion into a fine paste. Take a small bowl and add the onion paste, salt, ginger garlic paste, peanut butter, and all the dry spice into it. Mix well till all the ingredients are well blended.
How to proceed;
Fill the okras with about 1 tsp. of the above stuffing and keep them aside.
Heat oil in a flat skillet or pan. Add all the stuffed okras carefully into the hot oil. Cook for a few minutes on medium heat and turn the okras gently taking care not to spill the stuffing out. Cook for anther 5 minutes and turn off the gas.
- You can try using the same stuffing for small Brinjals, Ridge gourd, and scooped out potatoes.
- If extra stuffing is left after filling the okras, smear it on each veggie or just add it during the cooking.
- Try homemade peanut butter for this recipe.
Homemade peanut butter
Peanut butter; Dry roast 100 gms. of peanuts in a wok till they are light brown in color. Take out and remove the skin rubbing them. Grind the roasted peanuts with 1-2 tsp. of olive oil and 1 tsp. of rock salt. Store the peanut butter in a glass bottle and refrigerate till use.