Bhindi Bhaji (Fried Stuffed Okra)

"Has a subtle flavor enhanced by the spices here. Serve as part of a vegetarian meal with dal, rice bread, raita and chutney, or even still just as a side dish."
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  • In a small bowl combine the chili powder, turmeric, coriander, and salt.
  • With a sharp knife, cut lengthwise slit in each okra pod, taking care not to cut completely through.
  • Stuff each pod with a little of the spice mixture.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over high heat.
  • Add onions and cook, stirring constantly, 12 minutes, or until browned.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add the okra.
  • Add the water if the mixture seems to dry.
  • Cook covered 10 minutes, or until the okra is tender but still retains it's color.
  • Serve garnished with fresh coriander and lemons.

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  1. Spice girl
    This recipe is so simple and quick to make. I served it with rotis. Thanks for sharing.
  2. Sana7149
    I didnt know how to edit my earlier review so am posting another one. I also add grated ginger and garlic to this. Inorder to avoid the hassle of trimming and chopping okra, I use frozen okra. I microwave it for about 5-7 minutes before adding it.
  3. Pot Scrubber
    I adore okra, I adore this recipe, and I adore Grovinchicken for posting it. Superb flavor. The most unusual okra recipe in my collection and maybe, the best.
  4. Mrs B
    This is a 6 star recipe. This dish is so simple to make, yet tastes soooooo good. Even though I was out of coriander and lemons for the garnish (shame on me), the okra still looked really impressive, especially as it does keep its colour. I cut down the amount of oil and used a mixture of half vegetable oil and half ghee, for a lovely buttery flavour. To date, this is the best okra recipe I've ever had and I'll definately be making this again.


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