Stuffed Bhendi with Peanuts

3 Jul

bhendi_peanuts
Bendakaya Veru Sengakayala Podem.

Lady’s finger or okra is a daily vegetable all over India. Other than frying the okra, it is often stuffed. Here, peanuts are roasted and ground into fine paste along with tamarind and spices. This stuffing is stuffed into lady’s fingers and cooked on low flame till soft. They are then fried till golden color. The stuffed bhendi tastes good with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

Bhendi 15 – 20
Tamarind 1 inch sized ball
Cilantro few sprigs
Oil 1 tbsp

Masala:

Roasted Peanuts 2 – 3 tbsps
Roasted Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder a big pinch
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

Wash thoroughly and pat dry bhendi.
Remove ends and slit the bhendi vertically keeping the ends intact.
Soak tamarind in few tbsps of water for sometime and extract all the juice.

Grind the roasted peanuts with other masala ingredients into smooth thick paste adding enough tamarind extract.
Stuff the bhendi with the prepared ground masala paste.

Heat oil in a wide pan, add stuffed bhendi.
Cook covered for around 5 minutes until bhendi pieces turn little soft.
Uncover and fry the cooked bhendi until it gets light golden around the edges.
Stir in cilantro and remove from heat. Roast bhendi to the required preference.
Serve stuffed bhendi with peanuts over plain steamed rice, or with roti or chapathi.
Notes:Make sure to scrape the bottom of the pan to avoid burning of any stuffing.

Suggestions: If bhendi feels raw, put back in stove and fry till soft and golden if required.
Variations: Use any fresh herbs to finish the stuffed bhendi, Bhendi and Fritters Curry, Okra Caldinha, etc…
Other Names:Peanuts Stuffed Okra, Ladyfinger with Groundnut Powder.

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9 Responses to “Stuffed Bhendi with Peanuts”

  1. amar July 3, 2009 at 8:14 am #

    nice pic

  2. Hari Chandana July 4, 2009 at 1:31 am #

    Wow !!.. wat a snap… looks very delicious and tempting.. 🙂

  3. Saraswathi Iyer July 6, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    Hi, very nice recipe. I love bhendi fry. I want to ask i whr do u get the bowls from? very goood.

  4. indu Srinivasan July 9, 2009 at 11:49 am #

    Hi your stuffed bhindi with peanuts looks very attractive and tongue tickling. I am sure my family will enjoy this recipe when I make it. I invite you to visit my recipe blog and pass your comments.

  5. indu Srinivasan July 9, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    Hi, what a yummy recipe. bhindi is my favourite.

  6. shrilata December 9, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    looking yammiiiiiiii but i think it will taste raw the inside paste???

  7. Raji January 26, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    @amar thx
    @Hari Chandana thx for the wow
    @Saraswathi Iyer i buy from almost everywhere. Most of them are from crate and barrel like the above one.
    @indu Srinivasan thx for the comment
    @Shrilata no. try it. it tastes good.

  8. deepthiraju February 26, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    hi raji….easy n tasty….thank u……….

  9. prajakta More November 23, 2010 at 4:26 am #

    Hi

    I am Trying Today Will revert Tomm

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